Although he may be making the press rounds to promote Alien: Covenant, director Ridley Scott already has his sights set on future movies in his Xenomorph universe. He recently shared that he wants to quickly move forward on another Alien film, and in a new interview, he talked briefly about the potential timeline for the next movie in the Alien franchise.
As reported by Bloody Disgusting, when asked by Fandango where the next Alien movie will fit on the franchise's timeline, Scott surprisingly hinted that a film called Awakening would take place between Prometheus and Covenant.
"It will go Prometheus, Awakening, Covenant.. fairly integral where this colonization ship is on the way...."
Another film set before the events of 1979's Alien isn't surprising, as in their original synopsis for Alien: Covenant, 20th Century Fox revealed that Covenant would be the second in an Alien prequel trilogy, but the fact that Awakening could take place before Covenant comes as somewhat of an unexpected direction.
Scott also mentioned after the release of the next Alien movie after Covenant, which is supposedly, Awakening, he has another three movies in mind:
"If this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more."
It's not clear exactly when this new potential Alien trilogy would take place, but when Fandango asked Scott if they would exist after the original Alien, he said "no." Could another prequel trilogy could be on the way? What will Awakening focus on if it takes place before Covenant? Only time will tell, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed.