Holy shit, you guys. Holy. Shit.
If you were bummed that Prometheus was less an Alien prequel and more of its own thing, well, let’s just say you’re going to be insanely happy with this year’s Alien: Covenant. Ridley Scott is back with a brand new installment in the saga that began in 1979, and this new trailer is honestly one of the coolest we’ve ever seen. I’m having a hard time even forming words right now.
The trailer, running 90-seconds long, plays out like a super intense trip through Hell itself, and it’s absolutely loaded with creatures both familiar and brand new. We already saw a Face Hugger in the previous trailer, which hit back in December, but this one also showcases the brand new Neomorph, a white-colored, fast-moving beast that is sure to scare the shit out of audiences.
And then, towards the end of the trailer, he arrives.
As we’ve recently reported, Alien: Covenant will feature one of the classic-style Xenomorphs we were first introduced to back in 1979, and goddamn does the beast look cooler than ever.
You also get to see Katherine Waterson being totally badass as new female heroine Daniels, who is very likely going to be giving Xeno-slayer Ellen Ripley a run for her money.
Enjoy. And try not to completely lose your mind.
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.