So, the first look released earlier is a confirmation that Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant will have the Xenomorph creature. Now, as per last update, the release date stands as 19th May, 2017. Earlier it was scheduled for a 4th August release but now it’s been moved up for three months earlier than expected.
However, there are few more updates doing rounds on the web: one being the possible James Franco character. A fan website AvPGalaxy dropped the news (exclusively) that Franco is going to appear in Alien: Covenant. They even revealed his character as Branson – the captain of Covenant and husband of Katherine Waterson’s character Daniels.
AvPGalaxy also says Franco’s role as Branson is brief and he will only appear in the first 10 minutes of the film. Among others, Covenant will also star Noomi Rapace reprising her role as archaeologist Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, as well as actors Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup and Guy Pearce (probably in some flashbacks). Michael Fassbender will reprise his role as the android David.
Nevertheless, it’s clear now that Alien: Covenant is the sequel to Prometheus and not a prequel. This is the second of the Alien prequel series, while the 6th instalment of the Alien film series.
May 2017 pic.twitter.com/kseBXC8Ecv
— 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) November 23, 2016
Film: Alien: Covenant
Release Date: 19th May, 2017
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Callie Hernandez and Danny McBride
Writers: Michael Green, John Logan, Jack Paglen
And a new kind of horror was born. Happy Birthday, Ridley Scott. #AlienCovenant pic.twitter.com/cACEx8bVW8
— Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) November 30, 2016
Considering Ridley Scott’s attention to details, we can simply relax and wait for the film to hit the screen. With so much hype and anticipation of things in and out, let’s just wish yet another great Scott movie in line with his finest: Alien! Blade Runner! The Martian!
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