Alien: Covenant or Prometheus 2 Plot Spoilers: Movie Now Filming; Set 10 Years After Prometheus?
By Princess Love
The upcoming 'Prometheus 2' or 'Alien: Covenant' is now filming, however we can't expect to see a lot of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David (Michael Fassbender). The upcoming movie is set 10 years after Prometheus and we'll only see flashback of the two characters.
Recently, Collider interviewed Janty Yates (costume designer for The Martian) about the release of the Blu-Ray and DVD home video of the movie. Janty Yates also worked with Ridley Scott (Director of the upcoming 'Alien: Covenant').
Whilst the interview was mostly about 'The Martian' there are also some questions about the upcoming 'Alien: Covenant'. In the interview, the designer also revealed that setting difference between Prometheus and 'Alien: Covenant'. According to Yates, the upcoming 'Alien: Covenant' will be after a decade of Prometheus.
In particular she said, "'Alien: Covenant'" is set "ten years in the future beyond 'Prometheus.'"
Since back in 1979 (the original Prometheus film) the movie was set around 2093, it seems like 'Alien: Covenant' will be set around 2103.
According to IMDB the original synopsis for 'Alien: Covenant' is;
"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."
'Alien: Covenant' is set to be released on US theatres around October 6, 2017.