Ridley Scott's 2012 movie "Prometheus" was indeed a hit, though the fans of the original "Alien" were disappointed as "Prometheus" didn't feature any of the original alien forms, especially the Xenomorphs and facehuggers, which have become as iconic as the film itself.
However, at the end of "Prometheus", the fans got to see a glimpse of an earlier version of the Xenomorph that evolved into the alien featured in "Alien".
Hence, since the announcement of "Alien: Covenant", the sequel to "Prometheus", there has been a wide speculation among the franchise's fans on whether they will get to see the Xenomorph and other familiar creatures again.
Putting an end to all rumours, Ridley Scott, in an interview with The Wrap, has said this new expedition will feature an "evolving creature" created by the Engineers, along with some of the familiar Xenomorphs from the original classic.
"They're going to go to the planet where the engineers came from, and come across the evolving creature that they had made. Why did they make it? Why would they make such a terrifying beast? It felt bio-mechanoid, it felt like a weapon. And so the movie will explain that, and reintroduce the alien back into it. There was always this discussion: Is Alien, the character, the beast, played out or not? We'll have them all: egg, face-hugger, chest-burster, then the big boy. I think maybe we can go another round or two."
In the official synopsis that released last month, it was revealed that the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers an uncharted plane which they realise is a portal to a "dark, dangerous world" inhabited solely by a man who goes with the name of David.
Scott has confirmed that "Alien: Covenant" and the other planned sequels will eventually lead to the storyline of the original "Alien".