Alien: Covenant Fulfilled Ridley Scott's Final Wish

In order to complete his vision for the original, director Ridley Scott ended Alien: Covenant on the darkest note of the series.

The jet-black conclusion of Alien: Covenant allowed Ridley Scott to fulfill one of his desires for the original film. 

Following the news that Scott would be joining the Alien franchise again after a 30-year absence.

There was a lot of excitement. 

His intended prequel, however, quickly changed into Prometheus.

Which was more of a spinoff than a direct sequel. 

In a franchise that already included Alien Resurrection and Alien Vs. 

Predator, Prometheus and Covenant would both turn out to be some of the most contentious entries.