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Footage Description Reveals CRAZY Post-‘Prometheus’ Scene in ‘Alien: Covenant’

This article contains spoilers. Turn away now if you don’t want any.

Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant serves the dual role of being a prequel to Alien as well as a sequel to Prometheus, which has left us wondering just how much it connects to each of those films. Of course, it looks to be more of an Alien film than a follow-up to Prometheus, but you may have spotted the Engineers in the trailer. What role do they play in this one? We now know.

As reported by The Playlist, Fox and Ridley Scott showed off a new scene from Alien: Covenant at CinemaCon this week, and it answered a big question we’ve been pondering since we saw the latest trailer: what’s the deal with that shot (seen above) that appears to highlight a mass Engineer graveyard?! Again, we encourage you to turn away now if you don’t want spoilers.

Here’s the site’s rundown of the footage:

The sneak began with the spacecraft from the last film arriving at the Engineers’ home world. Surprised, startled or curious about this ship’s arrival, hundreds of Engineers have gathered in what looks like a Roman or Greek coliseum for the ship to dock. As the Engineers look on, the base of the ship opens and we find David walking on a deck. He looks ragged, but fully operational in a complete body. Then, as the Engineer population looks on, a mass of black bombs fall from David’s ship. The crowd panics and tries to escape the arena, but the bombs quickly explode and douse them with a black ooze that is sickeningly familiar. The Engineers are quickly transformed into hundreds (or would that be thousands?) of alien creatures as David watches from above satisfied with his…revenge?

It looks like the planet the ‘Covenant’ crew have landed on is either the Engineers’ abandoned home world hundreds of years after David’s actions or a sister planet that David has also seeded with alien spores. As the first trailer depicts, this crew of the colony ship the Covenant lands only to find themselves infected with the same alien monstrosities that besieged the crew of the Prometheus.

Needless to say, we cannot wait to see that epic scene on May 19th!

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.”



  • J Jett

    so David is the big baddie of the film. not sure how i feel about this. i hope/have a feeling that new android Walter will end up being the Bishop (the hero) of this film and he’ll (Walter) destroy David (this movie’s Ash android).

    • Weresmurf

      I kinda like that in a round about way, it’s man that ends up destroying himself.

      • Wil McMullen


  • Christopher Nickerson

    So I guess we can pretty much assume shaw’s story from Prometheus went nowhere and she is dead

    • David

      Noomi Rapace is in the film.

      • What if in some bizarre twist that Shaw is the one pushing David to do this … wishful and highly doubtful but would be interesting.

      • Tiger Quinn


      • Christopher Nickerson

        I know she is in it but it is looking more and more likely it is solely to be killed off

      • Anthony DeRouen


  • Andrew Flynn

    Wouldn’t think it was revenge more so David’s obsession with creating life and discovery.

  • Tiger Quinn

    You know what a franchise about deadly xenomorphs needed? A very complicated backstory about their creation. I just hope someday I can find out what Vader’s life was like when he was a little kid.

    • Alanmac

      HAHAHA!!! That’s the funniest shit I’ve read in months!!!

    • dr.chimrichalds

      I’m really hoping for a Pulp Fiction prequel that explains in painstaking detail the creation of Marsellus’ briefcase and the road it took before it was filled with whatever it’s filled with. Screw not knowing. I need to know everything about every movie mystery because I hate having to come up with stuff myself.

      • llcc1103

        Your comment is funny, but its troubling that this is the trend films are taking now a days. From Rougue 1, to this, to all the other remakes, origins etc etc etc….

  • Wil McMullen

    I don’t care how many times you gift us with the descriptions of footage from this film- I am intrigued and love them all. May couldnt get here fast enough!

  • llcc1103

    This sounds terrible. I’m sorry, but this whole franchise is becoming way to convoluted. So David, a narcissistic android is the reason the aliens are on the planet in covenant? The idea of these aliens were so much better when they were though to be an original species in the original two films. There was so much more mystery involved. Ridley’s going off the deep end.

    • Christopher Nickerson

      While I agree 100% with what you said, I do have to point out the 1 positive to this crappy back story is that it erases the AvP movies from continuity.

  • Prince Of Darkness

    Coming Soon! Ridley Scott’s ALIEN: Electric Boogaloo starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson as that same loud mouthed, I am the baddest mofo walking character he has been playing in every movie since Pulp Fiction. In this flm, Scott promises to answer the question of why these people can’t resist taking a close peak at slimy, nasty things that seem poised to jump out and face rape them. In short, we find that the truly dangerous and evil Aliens are in fact humans and the engineers were doing the universe a big favor by wiping them out. ALIEN: Electric Boogaloo opens June 2018, or you can just read BD for a scene by scene description in the months leading up to it’s release.

  • Hank_Scorpio

    Here’s a question: I just watched the extended scene on youtube and there’s a gay couple on the crew. Everyone is a couple, I’m guessing because they want to colonize a new planet and they need to make babies.

    If you’re sending people out to colonize a planet, why would you send gay people that can’t reproduce?

    • Brian McNatt

      Back-ups? They can probably still, ahem, “donate” just fine. Maybe there’s a lesbian couple among the colonists. Maybe they’re both bi and only currently in a m/m relationship. Maybe one of the writers just really didn’t think this through.

      • Hank_Scorpio

        I’m gonna go with a writer not thinking it through, although your other explanations seem…plausible….

    • Andrew Flynn

      all this advanced AI and technology and IVF seems far fetched? I doubt the fertilization is going to take place through just the colonists shown in the clips, I am sure there are plenty of “materials” stashed away aboard the ship.

      • Hank_Scorpio

        A valid point, I just found it odd that they would take up 2 spots for crew members that couldn’t…ahem…contribute….

  • Brian McNatt

    Covenant takes place only 10 years after Prometheus, according to costume designer and frequent Ridley Scott collaborator Janty Yates. Unless they’re going to start introducing time travel into the series, the planet we see in the Covenant trailers is most certainly not “the Engineers’ abandoned home world hundreds of years after David’s actions”. I mean, it probably is the home world, but the hundreds of years idea is silly.

    It will be interesting(?) to see how it gets from transforming helpless Engineers into hordes of monsters to fields of petrified Engineers like what we’ve seen in trailers and behind-the-scenes pics.

  • Matthew James Demon Pentycofe

    But what happen to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw????!!! That’s my only damn question.

    • Synisterintent

      Im assuming at this time she died of her injuries from first movie. Or
      starved to death on a ship that was built for not humans.

    • chainsaw autotune

      david’s head is using her body.

  • Synisterintent

    If David shows up and just goo-bombs the Engineers instantly. I can only think he either found out something about them (other than wanting to wipe Earth out) or as an android with no master he really just wants to see what this shit will do an is only thinking of the science.

    I mean he was “bad” Prometheus but was operating under orders, going to be interesting to see the logic behind that action.

  • guest

    cant wait for the next sequel after this when we find out the origin of the engineers.

    • Alphonse Carter

      Well The sequel to Alien Covenant is the Alien movie from the 1979

  • Halloween_Vic

    Kinda bums me out that a android created the aliens. I mean that’s the best you came up with Ridley? Of course it is either way the movie still looks fun.

    • Mystery and leaving questions unanswered is always best. Let the audience use their imaginations.

      • Halloween_Vic


  • Ash

    You can see this full scene in the prologue short movie The Crossing.

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