Not too long ago Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel was re-titled Alien: Paradise Lost, and a start date for production was confirmed for February 2016. The title has now changed once again, and for whatever reason, the Prometheus sequel has now officially been called Alien: Covenant.
A press release by Fox confirmed the new title, along with the release date and full synopsis.
Alien: Covenant will be released on 6th October 2017.
The full synopsis confirms Scott is back in the directors chair, and also reveals that the second prequel to the Alien universe will indeed be the second in a planned trilogy. It also confirms that Alien: Covenant will directly link to Scott’s classic horror sci-fi Alien, hurrah!
Finally, the synopsis tells us that Michael Fassbender will return as the synthetic David, but there is absolutely no mention of Noomi Rapace’s character Elizabeth Shaw, whom we are all expecting to see return. The synopsis even goes out of its way to prove she won’t be back, or will she?
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.