– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are movies that did fairly well in terms of critical reception, the films didn’t do much to incite enthusiasm in the fan community.

Either the films play too loosey goosey with the mythology, or they didn’t do enough with it, but there was something there that was missing for fans. Speaking at a director’s roundtable with THR, director Ridley Scott explained his thoughts behind making this year’s Alien: Covenant, and while doing so, he says something pretty interesting.

“I figured it was a good piece of business to follow through on Prometheus, which from ground zero, had good liftoff. So we went to Covenant to perpetuate the idea, and re-evolve the universe of the alien — who I think the beast has almost run out personally. You’ve gotta come in with something else. You’ve gotta replace that.”

That’s right. It sounds like Ridley Scott is ready to either call it quits on the franchise, or is ready to replace the titular Xenomorph altogether. After several films, the Xenomorph has been the alien that’s shaped the entire franchise — in addition to shaping the idea of a threatening extraterrestrial being.

But what is he looking to do? Like many audiences, it does sound like he thinks that it’s time to pack it in with the franchise. He’s counted his losses and seems ready to move on to the next big thing — at least personally.

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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.