For those who saw 2012s Prometheus, we were all left wondering what the hell happened to Noomi Rapace’s Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s android David. Where exactly did they go? Did they find what they were looking for? When Alien: Covenant was announced, the question then turned to if we would ever find out. While we’re still wondering whether or not Ridley Scott’s new Alien movie will tie into Prometheus, the official prologue for Covenant has been released and it reveals exactly what happened to the two survivors of the Prometheus disaster.
I’m still a little bit bitter that Scott decided to take the story in a completely different direction rather than tell the story that was set up by the ending of Prometheus. That movie had its problems, no doubt, but I was pretty intrigued by what could happen next. Luckily, the trailers for Covenant look probing, and although Scott may be taking the story in a different direction, it looks like Scott has finally returned the Alien franchise to its true form.
Watch the official prologue below and after doing so, let me know how you’re feeling about Covenant in the comments. Are you looking forward to it? What is it about the movie that either has you excited or not? Scott’s Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19th, 2017 and stars Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Demián Bichir.
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.