The New 'Alien: Covenant' Teaser Debuts a Creepy New Android, Walter

Friday, 10 March 2017 - 10:53AM
Alien: Covenant
Friday, 10 March 2017 - 10:53AM
The New 'Alien: Covenant' Teaser Debuts a Creepy New Android, Walter
Image credit: 20th Century Fox
The Alien universe has always featured incredible futuristic technology, from spaceships to robots. Now, in anticipation of Alien: Covenant, Fox has released a new teaser which has been shot like a commercial for a high-end piece of electronics—in this case, Walter, the new android character played by Michael Fassbender. Check it out below:



The video, and the connected MeetWalter.com website, uses recognizable electronics company logos—such as AMD and Radeon—to sell the idea that Walter is a commercial product. Site visitors are also able to "reserve" their Walter (which essentially equates to signing up for Alien Covenant Facebook ads).

There's a really creepy air to this promotional video—in many ways, it's more unsettling than the previous Covenant trailers, which feature more gore and monstrous jump scares. The process of watching Walter being created, along with the slow-tempo music, really creates a sense of tension.

The anxiety and uncanniness is compounded by Alien's history of androids turning on their users. Walter isn't even the first robot with Michael Fassbender's face to appear in one of these films, as the villainous David, who debuted in Prometheus, will show up in Covenant as well. We'll see if Walter ends up being another David, or a Bishop instead...
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