Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2 has undergone so many (and so frequent) changes it is absolutely ridiculous. Honestly, Mr. Scott, you’re beginning to baffle the mind of even the most hardcore fan!
First we learned that the film would no longer be titled Prometheus 2. Scott made the decision to change titles, opting for Alien: Paradise Lost. Then he made it known that he might actually delve into the origins of the Xenomorphs in his latest film… although it sure seemed we received a pretty good outline of how these nasties came to be in the first Prometheus film, when one of the Engineers birthed the terrifying Xenomorph.
And then he announced plans to potentially change the title of the film. And now… he has.
Prometheus 2 become Alien: Paradise Lost, only to now become Alien: Covenant.
Don’t be surprised if we see yet another title switcharoo as the picture’s arrival edges closer.
That said, Alien: Covenant may actually stand as the flick’s title. Why? Because at least we’re seeing some new imagery to support the name, and if the studio is moving forward with early promotional graphics, there’s a solid chance this project will not be subjected to yet another title shift.
For the time being, we’re banking on this one being released under the title Alien: Covenant. And, for the time being, we’re happy to share with you the first promotional image for the film.
Don’t expect a mind blowing piece of graphic art, as it seems to be sticking to the basic but effective look we’ve come to know from all Alien projects.
Now that you’ve taken a look at the new photo circulating, we have some other compelling information to share with you, including an actual synopsis for the film!
Synopsis: “Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ‘Alien’ with ‘Alien: Covenant’, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with ‘Prometheus’ — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. 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.”
Now, after reading that, you’re probably picking up on a few interesting facts, chief among them being absolutely no mention of Noomi Rapace’s character Elizabeth Shaw. Rapace was rumored (quite heavily) to be featured in two more Prometheus flicks, but it’s looking like that may not be the case after all. It should be nice to see Michael Fassbender return to the fold, but Rapace was an excellent addition to the first Prometheus film that a great number of us really got behind. If she’s out of the equation, it’s going to hurt.
Having said all that, Ridley Scott is clearly a man of mystery, which means Rapace could very well be featured – at least to a certain degree – in the Prometheus follow-up.
We’re all dying to know, but given Scott’s propensity for secrecy, we probably won’t have an answer until this one finally arrives on October 6th, 2017, the now seemingly set-in-stone release date recently announced by FOX.
Head spinning yet? Ours is too, but we’ll keep you in the loop as best we can!