Ridley Scott has opened up about his desire to keep the ‘Alien’ franchise going with a possible third film to round out the prequel series of movies.

In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Scott opened up on how a further instalment of the film could answer a few questions that not only he has, but the franchises loyal fanbase.

“I still think there’s a lot of mileage in ‘Alien,’ but I think you’ll have to now re-evolve,” Scott said. “What I always thought when I was making it, the first one, why would a creature like this be made and why was it travelling in what I always thought was a kind of war-craft, which was carrying a cargo of these eggs. What was the purpose of the vehicle and what was the purpose of the eggs? That’s the thing to question — who, why, and for what purpose is the next idea, I think.”

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Scott kick-started the franchise in 1979 with Alien which was followed by three sequels, 1986s’ ‘Aliens’, 1992s’ ‘Alien 3′ and 1997s’ ‘Alien Resurrection’. Scott then returned to the franchise with the prequel ‘Prometheus’ and 2017’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ which failed to be as successful as the original run of movies.

‘Alien: Covenant’ follows the exploits of the David 8 android, played by Michael Fassbender, and the creators of the eponymous creatures referred to as the “Engineers”.