A few months before Prometheus Ridely Scott paved the way for our return to the world of Alien with a future
Late last year we broke the news that James Franco would be joining the cast of Ridley Scott’s new Alien film, and he makes an appearance early on in this new piece of the puzzle. He is in poor health however, and speculation abounds that his character won’t make it too far into the film. There’s nothing to say that he won’t take a pulse rifle to the new Alien in the last minutes of the film of course, however we think that role is already covered.
Katherine Waterston (who arrived on the Covenant scene earlier in the casting rumours with a potentially huge spoiler surrounding her appearance), is our focus in this short. She’s the one the Captain trusts, the one who gives the big speech, and the one who throws knowing glances over at Michael Fassbender’s android.
Franco and Waterston are joined by Danny McBride, Demián Bichir and Billy Crudup, Callie Hernandez, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz and Noomi Rapace who will reprise her role from Prometheus in some form.
This sneak peek of Scott’s return to the Alienverse may be tempered by the reaction to Prometheus, however we can’t deny there’s something special about this world, and the beast it holds.
Alien Covenant will be unleashed in UK cinemas on the 19th of May, 2017.
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Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.