Covenant is directed by Ridley Scott, who made the original 1979 masterpiece Alien, before heading off to build other worlds. He returned to the franchise in 2012 for Prometheus, which earned (deservedly) mixed-reactions from fans and critics.
This time, though, it appears Fox is taking no chances. They are going back to very familiar territory. Based on a previously released a scene from Alien: Covenant, called “Prologue: Last Supper,” there’s no denying that this is the same creator of the original, being asked to recreate the magic he provided before.
That of course isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Force Awakens was at least 65 percent a remake of Star Wars. But it was still a great time at the movies. Maybe getting the same director to reboot his own movie will work just as well.
Alien: Covenant hits theaters May 19, 2017.