By Jay Hunter – Whether you liked Prometheus or not, there’s no denying that the movie let a lot of fans down. The movie, which was helmed by the Oscar winning Alien director was said to be a prequel to the 1979 movie, it was supposed to answer all our questions and delve further into the Xenomorph mythos. What we got was a jumbled mess.

Alien: Covenant - On set image Alien: Covenant – On set image

However, fans of the series are hoping Scott can now right those wrongs with his upcoming movie Alien: Covenant, which finished filming last week. The movie will allegedly be keeping in tone with Alien, at least thats what Michael Fassbender seems to think.

In a recent interview with Collider, Fassbender got talking about the upcoming sci-fi horror in which he stars as the android David. He stated that unlike Prometheus, Covenant will stick to the franchise’s horror roots.

“This Alien is going to be…I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see. It’s much scarier than Prometheus but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus. It’s kind of got more of the sort of thriller, imminent disaster feel that Alien had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of Prometheus…Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema.”

Of course, it’s Fassbender’s job to promote the movie and he’ll no doubt be aware of the criticisms of the first movie, so this should be taken with a grain of salt. Scott upset a lot of fans with his previous outing and no doubt their trust in him will have wavered slightly. With that being said, the movie recently hit the number one spot in our most anticipated horror movie of 2017 (read the list here). You can check out some new images from the movie below.

Alien: Covenant will be released in cinemas August 4th, 2017.

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