Over the years (decades) the movie turned into a visceral horror franchise that redefined science fiction aesthetics once and for all.
Scott quickly realized that his relatively simple premise has a lot of potential and he executed the idea flawlessly, earning instant critical acclaim.
The franchise naturally managed to build a huge cult following and the rest is history.
Back in 2012, the director successfully expanded the scope of an already triumphant sci-fi/horror franchise with “Prometheus,” by deciding to explore the very origin of the alien species.
Now, the upcoming “Alien: Covenant” is focusing on expanding this complex mythology and finally answering the everlasting question:
Where do The Xenomorphs come from?
After the release of “Prometheus,” many thought that the xenomorph was at least in-part a creation of the mysterious Engineers, but it appears these theories were a bit off.
The returning director Scott has recently talked to Collider and debunked this idea, building the Covenant hype even more:
“It shouldn’t have really ended, so we’ve come back with a very simple idea: Who made them? [Alien] was just about there it is; it exists. And this is what it is…”
“So we’ve reinvented the idea of Alien, I think, which is that Covenant gets us a step closer to who and why was this thing designed to make human beings. And if you think it’s them [the Engineers], you’re dead wrong.”
Scott obviously saw the opportunity to tease the fans prior to the upcoming Alien installment revealing that we may expect a much larger and more complicated plot than previously thought.
By the way, the sequel to Covenant has already been written. The hype is real, guys.