Will we finally see a new Xenomorph this weekend?
We couldn’t possibly be more excited about Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which was just last week teased with a prequel short film (directed by Ridley’s son, Luke Scott) that introduced the new crew (including James Franco and Danny McBride!). We’re now just three months away from the big release, and it looks like a new red band trailer is on the way.
According to Deluxe Digital Cinema, which tracks new theatrical trailers and what films they’re set to be attached to, a new Alien: Covenant trailer will play before Logan this weekend!
The new red band trailer is 15-seconds longer than the one we were treated to back in December (below), and we can expect it will be home to lots of new footage. Of course, we’ll have it up for viewing here on Bloody Disgusting as soon as we’re able to get our hands on it.
Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters), doing her best impersonation of Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), stars with Michael Fassbender returning as Prometheus‘ android David (and Walter), with a crew that includes 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 also has a role, which was confirmed in this fun crew photo.
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
Scott had previously promised to answer questions that left Prometheus viewers confused: “Covenant is really going to show you who did it and why.”
Alien: Covenant takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.
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