Ridley Scott Talks ‘Alien: Covenant’ And Who Made The Xenomorphs

Back in 1979 Ridley Scott forever changed the notion of extraterrestrials when he released the now legendary and cult movie “Alien.”

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?

The Engineers Didn’t Create The Xenomorphs

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.