After a few weeks of back and forth, rewrites, and retitling, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2 finally has a title, a release date, and even an intriguing synopsis.
Alien: Covenant is the official title of Prometheus 2, according to the release from 20th Century Fox via their Facebook page. The title card also hearkens back to Scott’s original Alien film:
And here is that official 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.
So now you know what to call it, what it will be about (in a sense at least) and that Michael Fassbender will be the focal point of the story. That’s a relief, since Fassbender’s synthetic David was maybe the most believable human in the first Prometheus. This sequel has Spectre scribe re-working portions of the script, so take that as you will.
Alien: Covenant will be released October 6, 2017.