What would have been the plot for Alien: Covenant 2?
At this point it’s uncertain if we’ll get an Alien: Covenant 2 or not, but if we do we now have an idea of what the movie’s plot would be. Screenwriter John Logan – who also wrote the first Alien: Covenant – revealed some details in Empire Magazine (source).
It should come as no surprise that Logan (at the behest of director Ridley Scott) would’ve continued to explore the engineers. These bulky aliens were first spotted in a throwaway scene in the original Alien film from 1979 and for some reasons now dominate a franchise that thrived when it was at its most simplistic. Alien was a simple survival story, and Aliens a simple war film.
A sequel to Alien: Covenant is not a given, as the film was a box office disappointment, but if it is to happen it will revolve more around David (the android played by Michael Fassbender) and the engineers. As is stated in Empire:
Logan’s script would have seen the return of Prometheus’ Engineers, with that species’ survivors coming after the genocidal David. Setting-wise, Scott said it was obvious ‘We’re gonna actually go to the planet’. by which we assume he means LV-426.
It’s possible that all of this leads to explaining who was in that suit that was briefly spotted in the original Alien film. In case you had forgotten: both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are prequels to the Alien film from 1979 because apparently there’s enough people that care about the non-xenomorph alien that was spotted in the first movie. This is really making our heads hurt.
If you’re asking us – and to be fair: it doesn’t matter as this is our site – we don’t see this coming to fruition. Scott is a busy man and already 81 years old, and the studio that owns Alien (Fox) is now owned by Disney which might want to course correct this possible cash cow. (See here what movie rights Disney now owns.)