Aliens director James Cameron during a Facebook Live interview (via AVPGalaxy) promoting the re-release of Terminator 2 in 3D, has given his opinion on Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.
“I thought that Alien: Covenant was a great ride. It was beautiful. I love Ridley’s films and I love his film making, I love the beauty of the photography, I love the visceral sense that you’re there, that you’re present.
It’s not a film that I would have made. I don’t like films where you invest in a character and they get destroyed at the end. I would not have made that film. I can’t comment on where Ridley is going with it but I think he is obviously trying to create a greater universe around it and more backstory with the Engineers and so on. I’ll show up for the next one, absolutely.”
Cameron had previously praised Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 script at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Although, Neill has suggested the sequel is dead and is focusing on other things.
Ridley and Cameron had attempted to pitch a fifth Alien film to Fox, only to be rebuffed as AVP became the priority.
Currently, the word is that Fox is reassessing Ridley’s sequels. There hasn’t been any official announcements concerning the next installment Alien: Awakening.
A rumor was also making the rounds that the sequels could push past to two established timelines into the future.