According to Variety, Noomi Rapace is back for Alien: Covenant
For many, this is good news. I'm rather indifferent, since for me the story was so disjointed that it almost didn't matter. The picture accompanying the article, however, has got to be one of the worst photoshops I've ever seen in a movie ad.
I don't really see Prometheus as a prequel, more of a spin-off since it really has nothing to do with anything in the first Alien movie. I think many people expected a straight up prequel though, which I guess disappointed them.
I can't agree. It seemed pretty clear to me that "the engineers" (as they've been dubbed) were working with biotech and genetech which ultimately will lead to the xenomorph we know and love, a.k.a. "the alien". There were references throughout the movie.
The article says that this will be a trilogy, so apparently Alien: Covenant
will take us a step or two closer, then whatever the third movie is will lead directly to the events in the original Alien
. (The article stops short of referring to the new films as a "prequel trilogy" -- even though that's what it will be -- presumably to avoid negative associations with the Star Wars prequel trilogy.)