It seems like just yesterday we were treated to an extended look at Alien: Covenant. While it wasn’t actually yesterday, it was less than a week ago. But last week’s Prologue has nothing on what’s to come in the actual film though. Judging by today’s trailer – it’s going to be a hell of a ride.
“The Path to Paradise Begins in Hell”
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
“Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.”
On a tangent here, but quite curiously, James Franco’s Captain Jake Branson doesn’t appear in today’s new trailer whatsoever. The film has been extremely coy as to how much of the project he actually took part in. We never saw him previously until the Prologue dropped. And within that he was only a minute part, taking off to sleep as he was feeling ill. It’s just strange, is all. Is the Covenant’s Captain just a bit player? Even in the film’s YouTube page for the trailer he isn’t listed amongst the rest of the cast. Huh.
But we can forget about Franco for now, it’s the Xenomorphs who are the stars of this show. They species is on full display here. We see the Facehuggers. We see human bodies acting as hosts. And we see the “cute” little Xenomorphs wrecking havoc on the ship’s crew as well. Baby Groot ain’t got nothing on these guys. But, of course, the real star of Alien: Covenant rears its ugly head at the end: the full-grown-can’t-keep-its-slobber-in-its-terrifying-mouth Xenomorph.
This film feels like its snuck up on us. It’s less than three months from release at this point – and I couldn’t be more excited. Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19th.