Following the rumor that¬†Ridley Scott's sequel to Alien: Covenant has seen its pre-production stopped, now Ridley Scott confirms the Alien franchise has an uncertain future now that¬†Disney is purchasing Fox Studios.
"It looks to me that the Fox deal is certainly going to go ahead with Disney, and I've been with Fox for a number years now," Ridley Scott¬†told¬†Digital Spy. "I'm hoping I'll still probably be there so whether or not they go ahead with such a dark subject, being Disney, as aliens remains to be seen. I think they should because I think, when people have a hard and fast franchise which has ongoing interest, it's crazy not to do something with it."
As Ridley Scott notes, the Alien movies are dark and rated-R, while the Disney movies are not, but Ridley Scott still has hope that Disney will be able to do mature films.
"[If] they find that they're so successful with that that they want to cross the line and do something a little darker, and if they do that, do they want to do that under Disney or do they want to do that under the Fox banner? I think there's a business plan afoot definitely," Ridley Scott said.
Regarding what is next for the Alien franchise remains to be seen as the Disney and Fox deal is still about 12-18 months away from going through, but Ridley Scott does confirm his original plan of doing a sequel to Alien: Covenant.
"I'm in tune with where¬†Covenant 2¬†would go. We already know what we'd do with that," Ridley Scott said.
It's previously been said Alien: Covenant 2 will drop the alien xenomorphs to further explore the David artificial¬†intelligence android story.