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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While Alien: Covenant was a film that a good number of people enjoyed (despite all its flaws), it didn’t do so hot at the box office. Off its $97 million, it made $240.7 million.

It was by no means a flop, but it wasn’t a resounding success either. When all said and done, it likely only barely just broke even. Plus, when compared to its predecessor, Prometheus, which made $403 million worldwide, it shows a very stark downward trend for the franchise.

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With that in mind, it would make sense that we wouldn’t get another film, right? Apparently we will. Speaking with EW, director Ridley Scott seemed to assure the outlet that another Alien prequel was going to happen.

“We are [going to make another], we are. I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff. People say, ‘You need more alien, you need more face pulling, need more chest bursting,’ so I put a lot of that in Covenant and it fitted nicely. But I think if you go again you need to start finding another solution that’s more interesting. I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting.”

Well, David’s character certainly proves that point pretty well. But the question remains if audiences will come out for another Alien film. The downward trend seems to imply no, but you never know.

What do you think of Scott’s comments? Would you be up for seeing another Alien film — one with potentially less aliens? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: EW

  • Any news on the new Alien movie? A few of us are curious if there will be anything from the old lore (the original to us)?

  • Kindofabigdeal

    What was the biggest complaint about the Alien prequels?
    Not enough aliens in it. Or at least ones that we want to see.
    Excellent. Let’s have even less in the next one.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.