A sequel to 'Alien: Covenant' could see the return of the Engineers.

Sir Ridley Scott

Sir Ridley Scott

It is not known for sure whether there are plans in place to make the next instalment in the 'Alien' franchise - which is set to be called 'Alien: Awakening' - but if it does get made, fans are expected to see the Prometheus' Engineers back in the movie.

In a special Empire Classics Alien Special magazine issue, they shared: "Logan's script would have seen the return of Prometheus' Engineers, with that species' survivors coming after the genocidal David. Setting-wise, Scott said it was obvious, 'We're gonna actually go to the planet,' by which we assume he means LV-426."

Meanwhile, Sir Ridley Scott previously revealed he would like to do more 'Alien' movies but with more focus on artificial intelligence.

Speaking about the future of his prequel series, he said: "We are [going to make another], we are. I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff. People say, 'you need more alien, you need more face pulling, need more chest bursting', so I put a lot of that in 'Covenant' and it fitted nicely. But I think if you go again you need to start finding another solution that's more interesting. I think AI is becoming much more dangerous and therefore more interesting. [Michael] Fassbender was an AI. Ian Holm ['Alien'] was an AI; Roy Batty ['Blade Runner'] was an AI; so was Rachael ['Blade Runner']."

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