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There’s an Interesting Added Shot in the New ‘Alien: Covenant’ Red Band Trailer

The path to paradise begins in Hell.

We told you earlier in the week that a brand new red band trailer for Alien: Covenant was going to be attached to Logan this weekend, and we were correct about that. The trailer, which just hit the net, is virtually the same as the crazy cool one we already saw on Tuesday night, but there are some minor differences that at least make it worth bringing to your attention.

The new trailer features an added shot from the original trailer, a tad bit more blood, and even an F-bomb, but the most interesting thing is the shot you’ll find at 1:44. That shot (above) shows what looks to be a skinned corpse that we can only assume, based on things we’ve heard, is part of David’s mad scientist laboratory where he’s experimenting on the Engineers.

Why was this removed for the green band trailer? Beats the hell out of us, but it makes for a fun little Easter egg in the new one that should hold you over until we see more.

Check out the mostly-the-same red band trailer below.

Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters) 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.

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

Ridley 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.



  • sliceanddice

    Hellraiser want’s its Frank back.

    • John Squires

      haha, good call!

    • Mehliens

      This just reminded me on how much I want a Hellraiser prequel TV show with Frank as sicko as fuck protagonist

  • K-Dogg

    Now don’t get me wrong, I will be there opening night to see this…but I am still pissed that I won’t get to see a Prometheus 2. I really wanted to see the journey Noomi was about to embark on, where the engineers originated from, but Ridley is copping out because some fans hated it. That’s a real shame. This new movie just looks like everything we have already seen before, a new crew, one gets the facehugger, crew gets picked off one by one….man I have already seen that. Oh well, I will still enjoy this one nonetheless.

    • Stefan Heikel

      Rapace will make an appearance in Covenant, so there will be explanation/closure.

      • K-Dogg

        Right, but still a cop out…so they will kill off Rapace, that’s not closure.. My point is I wanted to see that journey to that planet, not the repeat storyline we are about to get.

    • WrathofChakaKhan

      Exactly. Would have been exciting to see where the engineers came from and see more from them. They were intriguing and terrifying, which is more than can be said for the aliens at this point. There is a reason Scott was bored by the Spaihts draft and went to Lindelof to try and bring something new to the table…I think it’s a really underrated sci fi film..

  • Travis

    Come on May 19th!!! So ready for this!

  • Wil McMullen

    MAY NEEDS TO HURRY THE HELL UP!!! I am so going to see this the moment it comes out.

  • Wil McMullen

    And holy shit!! Does that not look like Frank Cotton (skinless uncle Frank) from Hellraiser? Lol!

  • Saturn

    Space Jockey Wept.

  • Valak

    “… the most interesting thing… shows what looks to be a skinned corpse… why was this removed for the green band trailer? Beats the hell out of us…”

    Red-band trailers that display a red background (in place of the usual green background) signal that the upcoming content may feature sex, violence and profanity.
    Essentially, it’s a movie trailer that depicts R-rated content. Red-band trailers, or Restricted Audience Advertising, are shown almost exclusively online.

    A skinned corpse.
    Let that sink in.
    Why was it removed from the green band trailer, indeed.

  • F. This

    I was able to be the 1st person, getting in to see Logan for the midnight showing was worth it after all, to put my name on the huge poster for the film. They said once it is out of theaters they would sell it too me for 20 bucks! That said; I am still remaining skeptical of the movie until my ass is in the seat.

  • J Jett

    i wonder if this skinned corpse is Noomi’s Dr. Shaw. i’m guessing that (since there are sketches/diagrams in the background) David intentionally crashed their (his & Shaw’s) ship and either killed or subdued Shaw in order to use her body in his info gathering regarding the Xenos/Engineers/face huggers/etc. the trailer shows several rooms with sketches/diagrams of various xenos/aliens. so it seems David has been busy with all things xenos/aliens.
    oh also, them putting in that shot of a partially skinned corpse seems unnecessary and pointless. it doesn’t gel with the rest of the trailer IMO.

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