USA Today premiere a brand new image from Alien: Covenant (watch the red band trailer), his sequel to Prometheus that’s more in tune with being a prequel to Alien.
The photo is of Covenant crew member Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters) doing her best impersonation of Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). Carrying some sort of rifle, Waterston looks straight out of James Cameron’s Aliens, getup and all. Could there be a family connection?
When asked about comparing her character, Daniels, to Ripley, she told the magazine: “You don’t really know what you’re made of until you’re tested. (Ripley and Daniels) are both able to somehow think clearly in really shocking, unimaginable scenarios. It’s fun to play someone who can thrive in that chaos.”
Michael Fassbender is 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 is also rumored to be among the crew.
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 – here’s everything we know so far – takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.