We’re still waiting on that trailer. It’s coming. Very soon.
Katherine Waterson plays a character named Daniels in next year’s Alien: Covenant, and if the photo we saw earlier this week was any indication, she’s going to be a Xenomorph-slaying badass that Ellen Ripley would be proud of. With her short hair and tanktop, the gun-wielding Daniels looks to be Ripley for a new generation, and on tap today is another look at the character. This one is a behind the scenes shot, and in it Ridley Scott is seen directing Waterston.
The image (below) comes courtesy of Empire, and Waterson explained to the outlet that there’s a primary difference between Daniels and Ripley, at least at the start of the film:
“Unlike Sigourney in Alien, [Daniels] is in a survival mode of sorts from the beginning,” said the actress. “She’s not the captain, but she’s a natural leader so in times of crisis she falls into that position quite easily.”
Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters) heads the new crew with Demian Bichir and Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”), as well as Alex England (Gods of Egypt), Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die, “The Killing”), Jussie Smollett (“Empire”), Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills). James Franco is also confirmed to be among them all.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Alien: Covenant – here’s everything we know so far – takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.