Years have passed since Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, Prometheus, released in theaters. And while many people began to assume the Alien franchise died off with it, nothing could be further from the truth. Featuring the return of Michael Fassbender as the android David as well as starring the likes of Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride, Scott is finally bringing his Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant, to theaters this year, with a new Alien film, directed by Neill Blomkamp, following shortly thereafter.
Although the original idea Scott had for a sequel was to explore the mysteries left unanswered in Prometheus with Noomi Rapace returning as Elizabeth Shaw, the Alien prequel series has taken a different turn. Rapace seems to have a smaller role in this film, with Fassbender's David (and Walter) taking the lead. Moreover, instead of directly following the events of Prometheus, Alien: Covenant will follow a new crew, aboard a new ship, whose path will intersect with the survivors of the Prometheus.