Ridley.S Announces Alien Awakening Will Explain Engineers & Juggernaut Origins
It’s been more than 3 years since Alien Covenant release and although we got different updates in the past about Alien Awakening, the movie always seems like it’s far away.However, recently Ridley Scott announced in two interviews that an alien sequel is in the works and he explained what story he intends to tell in alien awakening along with other details about the franchise in general.This will give us a quick summary of everything we know so far about Alien Awakening, which will put in context the two recent interviews and give a better understanding of what’s coming up next.Music: Atlantis by Audionautix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dciubGRKQARidley Scott Interview :https://www.avpgalaxy.net/2017/06/21/ridley-scott-talks-return-engineers-alien-covenant-sequel/First of all Damon Lindeloff, one of the scriptwriters of Prometheus said this in his interview with Colider magazine:“It doesn't feel like they've gotten there yet in Covenant, Covenant felt like it maybe was a detour prior to them arriving at the place of origin of Engineers so I don't want to spoil any place that he might still be wanting to go, but the conversations that Ridley and I had about where the story goes next were largely about the place where the Engineers were from and less about the events of Covenant.”Ridley Scott actually confirmed this idea in another interview that he gave in mid June 2017 and I’ll leave a link to it in the description. I actually think he revealed way to many details that’s why the full version was removed and only a small part of this interview is still available online.In overall Ridley said that in Alien Awakening Engineers will return to the planet 4 to investigate why one of their seeded planets was decimated. He also explained that in his vision, Engineers are gardeners of space who pretty much like Gods periodically visit worlds that they’ve seeded with life to observe how their creations are evolving. Another important thing that he said in that interview was that the story will eventually lead to “the planet”, which is strongly implied to be lv 426 featured in the original alien.Then in October 2017, during the podcast with Empire Magazine, Ridley said something that seemed contradictory to his earlier plans for the next alien installment:“I think the evolution of the Alien himself is nearly over, but what I was trying to do was transcend and move to another story, which would be taken over by A.I.’s. The world that the AI might create as a leader if he finds himself on a new planet. We have actually quite a big layout for the next one. "There exists a theory that Engineers fundamentally reject the idea of AI and artificial life which is a possible reason the Engineer in Prometheus killed David in such a violent way. However, in November 2018 The empire magazine released a special edition called Empire classics Alien which explores every single alien film and provides an update about the sequelIn an interview in Los Angeles Times, this is what Ridley said about future plans of the alien franchise: "I still think there's a lot of mileage in Alien, but I think you'll have to now re-evolve. What I always thought when I was making the first one [was] why would a creature like this be made and why was it traveling in what I always thought was a kind of war-craft, which was carrying a cargo of these eggs. What was the purpose of the vehicle and what was the purpose of the eggs? That's the thing to question, who, why, and for what purpose is the next idea”Ridley gave another interview to Forbes, in September and that is what he said about the future of Alien:“That’s in process. We went down a route to try and reinvent the wheel with Prometheus and Covenant,”.“Whether or not we go directly back to that is doubtful because Prometheus woke it up very well. But you know, you’re asking fundamental questions like, ‘Has the Alien himself, the facehugger, the chestburster, have they all run out of steam? Do you have to rethink the whole bloody thing and simply use the word to franchise?’ That’s always the fundamental question.”They will follow David to LV 426 where he will have created a xenomorph homeworld using colonists on the ship and xeno embryos, therefore perfecting the organism that started in Covenant. Then there will be some sort of a war between a xenomorph world created by AI and Engineers, which will lead to the complete destruction of LV 426.