No, really? After hearing of the petition to have a child-friendly Deadpool cut, I would have expected the Xenomorphs to have lost their desire to burst out of people’s chests and melt their faces with acid. It’s a shame I’ll never get to see the film about the lonely Xenomorph that just wants to be loved; instead I’ll get to watch Ridley Scott’s latest adventure about the face-hugging, chest-bursting Aliens in all their acidic glory in his Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant.
Prometheus introduced us all to the backstory of his Alien franchise, explaining (sort of) how the Aliens, and humans, came into being. As expected, it was as gripping and frightening as the first Alien from 1979, and it seems Scott seems to want to follow that through with Alien: Covenant judging from backstage comments he made at the Golden Globes where he said he was pushing for a “pretty hard R” rating for his latest film.
It’s okay, fans everywhere can breathe. In an age where franchises aim to become more child-friendly in an effort to expand their consumer audience and thereby garner more money, Scott has assured fans that he wants this film to be “much worse” than the Alien. So what can we expect? A Xenomorph bursting out of two chests? We’ll just have to wait and see. Alien Covenant stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, both reprising their roles in a film that continues the story started in Prometheus, and will be released on October 6, 2017.