Alien: Covenant will take place ten years after Prometheus
At the end of PROMETHEUS, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David (Michael Fassbender) take off in the Engineer's ship in search of the Engineer's home planet. While you might assume that the sequel would pick up not too long afterward, you'd be wrong. Collider recently sat down with Janty Yates, Ridley Scott's long-time costume designer who has worked on GLADIATOR, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, PROMETHEUS, THE MARTIAN, and many more. Yates will be filling the same role for ALIEN: COVENANT and during her chat with Collider, she revealed that ALIEN: COVENANT will take place "10 years in the future beyond Prometheus."
Janty Yates is already hard at work designing the costumes of ALIEN: COVENANT, in fact, she's already designed two new space-suits for the film and Ridley Scott has already signed off on them. However, that looks like that'll be it for new space-suit designs, except for the tattered remnants of the PROMETHEUS space-suit which David (Michael Fassbender) will still be wearing in the film.
In actual fact, Prometheus 2 is not so much of a space-suit movie, there are two different space-suits in it, but it is not a great space-suit movie, and we're only carrying on one look from Prometheus 1, which is from David the robot and he's just got the hangover of the Prometheus 1 space-suit, bits and bobs.
Considering that ten years has passed since the conclusion of PROMETHEUS, I'm very curious to find out what has happened to Noomi Rapace's character. She is set to return in the film but she hasn't been mentioned very much in any of the pre-release buzz; perhaps David isn't keen to share the Engineer's space-ship with her and she'll be our first casualty of the new film.
A synopsis for ALIEN: COVENANT:
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.
ALIEN: COVENANT is set for a October 6, 2017 release.
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