Alien: Covenant: Secret Plot Revisited
Heading 2: Alien Covenant: Ridley Scott’s Latest Installment
Title: Alien: Covenant
Director: Ridley Scott
Release Date: August 4, 2017
Are you ready for “Alien: Covenant”? The fifth and latest installment to the “Alien” franchise is gearing up for it’s 2017 release. However, in the latest news, more than just general cast was released. Early this month, Playlist revealed that:
Waterston will be playing Ellen Ripley’s mother in “Alien: Covenant,” which is an amazing twist and true to Scott’s promise that the post-“Prometheus” prequels will eventually lead right up to the first ‘Alien‘ movie. But it should be noted that Waterston isn’t the lead of the movie, and it’s an ensemble piece like “Prometheus.”
“Alien: Covenant” Synopsis
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.
This is certainly huge news. The introduction of Ellen Ripley’s mother incorporated into the latest installment is an instant surprise. However, just like with most worn-out franchises, the question is: “Why another “Alien” installment? Ridley Scott introduced the “Alien” legacy in 1979. It became an instant success and classic, with countless awards, including an Oscar Award. The “Alien” franchise followed with three installments: “Aliens” (1986), “Alien 3” (1992), and “Alien: Resurrection” (1997).
All three “Alien” installments were good, however, the first installment will always be the best. Our primary star of the franchise, Sigourney Weaver, was a crucial key to the franchise. Now that she will, not only not be reprising her star role as Ripley in “Alien: Covenant”, she will not be returning to the franchise at all. This may or may not be grave news for the future of the “Alien” franchise. Just that one missing “ingredient” that could make it all go South. We’ve seen this happen countless times in other horror franchises. On the flip side, this exciting news could also be good for the franchise. A whole new plot twist that we will just have to wait to see how it plays out.
“Alien: Covenant” will release in theaters August 4, 2017.