While 2012’s Prometheus may have made enough to merit a sequel, despite the movie being awful, the recent financial flop that was Alien: Covenant may spell the end of the road for Ridley Scott’s most popular franchise.

In an interview hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, Scott explained that he was working on a few projects at the same time as Covenant, suggesting that it was time to call it quits on the series. ‘It was a crossfire of too much business’, he said. ‘I’m doing a lot of TV and films, there are six films going out this year. I figured it was a good piece of business to follow through Prometheus, which, from ground zero, had good lift-off. So, we went to Covenant to perpetuate the idea and [revive] the franchise of the Alien. [However] I think the beast has almost run out, personally.’

Alien Covenant was a bit of a letdown, basically retelling the original story with updated effects. Man, I miss the Alien suit in the first film. 

While this may be a decent excuse for the movie being meh, he hasn’t looked at the alternative. Sell the franchise, let someone else give it a try. It’s what George Lucas did with Star Wars and look how well that’s doing?

Scott doesn’t mention the movie’s financial performance, but the movie made $240 million worldwide, which is significantly less than Prometheus’s $403 million.

He did say that there could be a few more movies in the pipeline of the next one is successful, but let’s not hold our breath, shall we?