See how Prometheus connects directly into Alien: Covenant…
Alien: Covenant has had one of the best campaigns in recent memory, unloading all sorts of viral goodies that are climaxing today on Alien Day. Outside of the solid posters, trailers, TV spots, found-footage shorts, and even the VR experience, the coolest thing that Twentieth Century Fox has done was tap Luke Scott to direct a series of short films that tie directly into the film’s mythology. It’s like getting a side story or a prologue week’s before the film hits theaters on May 19th.
The first short, “The Last Supper”, was conceived by Scott and 3AM. It was set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew and their android, Walter, enjoy their final meal together before cryosleep. Speaking of Walter, the second short showed the assembly of the android, played by Michael Fassbender.
The new clip is a really, really big deal, especially because it bridges Ridley Scott’s Prometheus directly into Alien: Covenant. Set aboard an abandoned Engineer vessel, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) repairs David (Michael Fassbender) as they continue their search for humanity’s creators. Shaw looks completely worn down as she enters cryosleep, and then we catch a glimpse of David arriving at the Engineers’ home planet where he, well, spoilers here.
We’ve confirmed with Fox that this footage is not going to be seen in Alien: Covenant, which makes me wonder whether or not we’ll actually see Shaw in the film. The synopsis explicitly points out that both David and Shaw are seeking out humanity’s creators, which leads me to believe she’ll pop up at some point in the future of the franchise. David does say, “I’ll wake you when we arrive,” unless of course he kills her. To learn more about the backstory not shown in Prometheus, click here.
Enough chatter, WATCH!
Katherine Waterston stars with Michael Fassbender returns 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 aforementioned short film.
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.
Alien: Covenant takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.