Alien Covenant Prologue: The Crossing


Before Covenant arrives, find out what happened to Elizabeth Shaw, sort of.

We can all agree that Prometheus wasn’t the Alien prequel we had hoped for, but Ridley Scott appears to have delivered the goods with its follow-up. Alien Covenant is unleashed in UK cinemas in a couple of weeks, and to whet out appetite 20th Century Fox has released an exclusive prologue that charts the beginnings of David and Shaw’s journey to the Engineers home world.

It remains unclear how big a role in Covenant Noomi Rapace’s Shaw will have, as she’s been absent from all the marketing material thus far, it doesn’t look overly bright for her continued existence. If you’re hoping that the brief prologue will answer any of the big questions, think again, this is a neat gap filler and sits nicely alongside the already released introduction to the crew of the Covenant.

I will admit to being a total Alien nerd, I love the world that Scott created and it’s a world I am endlessly fansinated by. Prometheus is often described as a beautiful disaster, for a movie I didn’t enjoy that much, I have watched it four times so it can’t be that bad, right?

Alien Covenant is set ten years after the events of Prometheus and looks set to return the fear back to this iconic (yet battered) franchise.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, and James Franco. Alien: Covenant arrives in UK cinemas on May 12.

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.

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