To get you ready forALIEN: COVENANT, 20th Century Fox has released “Last Supper,” a five-minute long prologue and the first footage we have gotten from Ridley Scott’s much-anticipated sequel.
For people getting worried that this scene is going to give away too much of the movie: it is, after all, called a prologue for a reason. This was directed by Luke Scott, not Ridley Scott. I’d say it’s pretty likely this was just a fun marketing film meant to show the characters at their happiest before they wake from Cryosleep and get killed off in succession wherever they land.
ALIEN: COVENANT stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, and Carmen Ejogo. It is deemed to be a continuation of Prometheus, but it also looks like a more by-the-books kind of film, which is what most people wanted, but didn’t get with “Prometheus.” In simpler terms, this could be the more conventional and monetarily successful way to go to boost back the franchise.
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.”
ALIEN: COVENANT opens on May 19th.