December 25 2016

Alien: Covenant trailer – Lets hope this one works

At least it looks more coherent than Prometheus.

Alien: Covenant – despite its name – is a sequel to Prometheus and a prequel to Alien. Keeping up? Good. Judging from the trailer the two series are really going to merge this time around. As opposed to a chestbuster, we see a backbuster. We see the black goo as well as a xenomorph egg. And we see what appears to be the more traditional xenomorph judging from the tail and its metallic type teeth. We see a crashed engineer ship, but it does not appear to be the ship on LV-426 unless the atmosphere of the planet somehow changes towards the end of the film.

And we see Michael Fassbender as David. So this is definitely continuing on from Prometheus.

As a long time fan of the series I want this to work, but my issues with the last film definitely leaves me hesitant and with fears. Going back to 1979, the crew entering that crashed ship and seeing the pilot with the burst chest set my imagination on fire. I want to see the story of that… but lets just try to get it to make sense now.

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, 2017.

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