Alien Covenant

“Prometheus 2” Changes Name to “Alien: Covenant”; Synopsis Revealed

Even though a Prometheus follow-up has been in the works for some time now, the information coming from Ridley Scott about the sci-fi sequel has been spotty at best. Now, it looks as though the project is starting to come together.

Last week, Scott changed the title of Prometheus 2 to Alien: Paradise Lost. Now, Fox has announced that the official title will be Alien: Covenant. The studio has also released a logo for the film and the following synopsis:

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.

Michael Fassbender is the only returning cast member mentioned so far, so it’s unknown whether Noomi Rapace will return for the sequel. Scott did previously mention that Rapace’s character, Elizabeth Shaw, would return.

According to Scott, “[Rapace and Fassbender] are going to the planet of the Engineers and they are going to see what happened there. It was a disaster. And they will be in that alien craft that takes them there, but with a new group that’s incoming, a new group of travelers in the beginning of the first act.”

The Prometheus prequel/sequels will lead up to Scott’s 1979 Alien film, and will explore the aliens’ origins.

Alien: Covenant is slated for release on October 6, 2017. What do you think of the new title? Let us know in the comments below!