The 79-year-old director is about to release his second Alien prequel, following up on 2012’s Prometheus.
It turns out Scott is planning at least two more films to lead up to the events of his original Alien from 1979.
The filmmaker made the reveal during an interview with Empire, confirming the third prequel is already up and running.
He said: “Right now we’ve got a ten-page synopsis. John Logan’s doing it. And we know where we’re going with it.
On the idea of digitally de-ageing Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley for future films, Scott is open.
He said: “You could do that.”
Speaking with Fandango the director, who was almost fired for trying to kill off Ripley in the first Alien movie, revealed he wants the franchise to keep going.
Scott said: “There will be another one before we kind of literally and logically, clockwise, back into the rear back head of [the original] Alien.
He added: “If this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more.”
Alien: Covenant is released in UK cinemas on May 12, 2017.