Requiring significant reshoots following the dismissal of Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg's staggering $200,000 daily wage dwarfed Michelle Williams with the actress said to only take home $80 for the same work.
Described as a greatest hits version that is inspired by previous James Cameron and Ridley Scott's installments, the franchise has learned lessons of 2012.
Ridley Scott revealed a dark and gruesome end to the franchise star in the original title, an ending that the studio rejected out of hand.
The veteran director spilled the beans on his next installment in the franchise, but the order in which it follows Alien: Covenant may confuse you.
It might have been 17 years since his masterpiece was released, but the filmmaker explained that he has a follow up in mind should the studio give him the green light.
Age is no barrier for a filmmaker that has returned with new energy and vigor to see his beloved science fiction franchise become the blockbuster it was intended to be.
The Ridley Scott blockbuster has been accelerated by 20th Century Fox as fans of the franchise won't have to wait until August next year.