Sir Ridley Scott is going back further in time in Alien: Covenant. The upcoming sci-fi movie will dare to question who created the xenomorphs and why. Plus, it looks like Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Repace)of Prometheus is going to make a grand return.
Where Did They Come From?
Twentieth Century Fox recently released a new Alien: Covenant trailer. It features the crew of the Covenant voyage. As with every sci-fi movie, everything seems peaceful and hopeful in beginning as they arrive in a new, paradise planet.All turns to chaos when heaven unleashes the monsters within. The xenomorphs are going to be at the center of the new movie as the team gets one step closer into discovering how the xenomorphs are created and why.
VFX supervisor Neil Coubould told Slash Film that, after four movies, they felt that the series has ran its course. So they came up with a fresh new idea to trace the origin of the alien. He also added that the original movies were all about what it is and what it can do. It is only in the prequels that viewers will finally know the reason behind its existence. “So we’ve reinvented the idea of Alien, I think, which is that Covenant gets us a step closer to who and why was this thing designed. Who did it?”
Elisabeth Shaw and David Returns
Meanwhile, Demian Bechir revealed that Elizabeth Shaw, whom viewers last saw setting course for Paradise with a decapitated David (Michael Fassbender) on Prometheus, will clash course with Covenant. Eagle-eyed fans already pointed out that the the latest trailer already teased Shaw. The actor commented that one of the big surprises in the movie was the fearless explorer’s reappearance.
He also explained that the crew of Covenant does not really know the existence of the Prometheus and the events that transpired in the previous movie. He said the Covenant and Prometheus happened at different times. The next batch of explorers have no idea what is in store for them. He said, “[t]here will be a couple of surprises.”
Alien: Covenant Movie Details
This is the second movie out of the three proposed by Scott. The new movies serve as prequels to the original Alien from 1986. This is also the sixth installment to the Alien franchise.
The movie stars Michael Fassbender as Walter, a synthetic android who assists the crew of Covenant. Katherine Waterstone, Billy Cudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo and James Franco star. Alien: Covenant is set to come out on May 19.
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