Originally titled Alien: Paradise Lost, Ridley Scott has now revealed that the follow up to 2012's Prometheus will be called Alien: Covenant. This marks the second film in Ridley Scotts Alien prequel trilogy which began with Prometheus.
Scott was talking about what led him to make The Martian at the AFI Film Festival and said
"I was going to be doing what will be called Alien: Covenant, which starts shooting next February, and we were struggling then with the screenplay there and then there was a phone call, somebody saying, "Listen, we’ve got this thing which is completely written called Martian, and I said, huh. And I sped read it in an hour and by mid-afternoon, I talked to Fox and said, 'I need to talk to ‘Drew [Goddard]…'"