The New 'Alien: Covenant' Poster Is Here, And It's Scarily Simple
So far we've heard some terrifying things about the new Alien: Covenant and got a look at the new xenomorphs (before 20th Century Fox lodged a take-down request on all the sites hosting them). Now, a new poster has been released that shows a glimpse of Covenant's terrifying (and familiar) alien:
This alien looks pretty much like the original xenomorph we all know and fear, which is intriguing because the early rumors said we'd be getting a new species called the "neomorph," which would apparently be white and have two, long dorsal spikes. It's still possible, but the poster makes it look like it's the old classic that'll be running around and murdering people. Either way, it's a relief that we're not seeing that weird octopus monster from Prometheus again, or the unspeakably disgusting "Newborn" from Alien: Resurrection. In case you missed it, here's the synopsis for the new movie:
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS - and connects directly to Scott's 1979 seminal work of science fiction. 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.
Covenant is indeed a sequel to Prometheus, but so far most of the cast (and Ridley Scott himself) have emphasized that it will return to the horror roots of the original. Still, Scott isn't quite ready to jettison everything about Prometheus—the new movie is picking up where that movie left off, and as we mentioned before, Michael Fassbender is going to be playing multiple androids in the movie, including the returning David (who sabotaged the last mission). Since the two movies happen in the same universe and timeline, we might even see the Deacon again. You all remember the Deacon scene from Prometheus.
Jesus, that's frightening. Maybe it's better if we go back to forgetting everything about Prometheus.
Alien: Covenant hits US theaters May 19th, 2017.