Fox is Reportedly Looking to Reboot The ALIEN Franchise With a New Future Timeline

A new report has surfaced claiming that 20th Century Fox is looking to reboot the Alien franchise that would be set in a new timeline and focus on a set of new characters.

According to Steve Weintraub of Collider, who has an inside source, the original plan of the studio for the Alien prequel films was that if Covenant was a success, they would make one additional film after Covenant that would tie into Ridley Scott's original 1979 Alien. After that, it's said that they were going to reboot the franchise and establish a completely new timeline in the future. He explained: 

"I think the original plan was after Covenant, assuming it was going to be a box office hit, that they were gonna make one more movie that connected to the original Alien. Then after that they were gonna jump, I heard, into the future, past all the movies we've known into sort of like, a new timeline so you could start again, with new characters, new predicaments, whatever it may be and start these movies at maybe a lower budget and basically continue doing Alien movies but not worry about David (Michael Fassbender) and all the other stuff."

Alien: Covenant didn't do as well as the studio would have hoped. Because of that, it's been reported that Fox "will have to reassess two intended sequels Scott has pitched." There's no information on if they the studio will pursue another film in the near future, but according to Weintraub, if they do, it may be handled with a significantly lower budget.

I'm not the biggest fan of who Prometheus or Covenant turned out, but I can't help but be a little curious to see what they would do with the Alien franchise being set in distant future. Would you want to see Fox move forward with a plan like this?

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