We love weird Easter eggs. So much.
I was getting ready to go to bed when I realized that FOX ended the night with yet another brand new TV trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Running 30-seconds long, it mostly contains footage we’ve already seen, so it didn’t do much to excite me. But then I spotted something at the very end of the video. A hashtag. A backwards hashtag, to be specific: #EMOHEMEKAT.
Reading the hashtag forwards, it spells out “take me home,” which is also the name of the video. But where this gets really fun is when you search #EMOHEMEKAT on Instagram; doing so reveals a longer version of the new TV trailer, which is super strange and seems to provide us with our first look at the whereabouts of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw – Noomi Rapace’s Prometheus character.
We see Shaw’s dog tags and then, well, I’m pretty sure we see her. As a strange hologram. What the hell is going on here? I really have no idea. But I encourage you to watch both vids 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, confirmed in this 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
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.