One of the main complaints about Prometheus is that is was marketed as an Alien movie, but it didn’t have any of the familiar killer aliens in it (except at the very end, sort of). As a result they shifted the focus of the follow-up, changed the name to Alien: Covenant to underline that this would indeed include the beloved nasties, and now a poster has arrived to show up front that yes, indeed, the xenomorph will be back.
However, it has been suggested that the full beastie has been redesigned, so it won’t completely look like the ones we’ve seen before. That’s not too surprising, as we know the aliens take on some of the attributes of their hosts, and alter slightly with each incarnation.
Not a vast amount more has been confirmed about the plot, although Michael Fassbender is back as David, and will also play another android, while Noomi Rapace will also have what is expected to be a small part in the movie. Katherine Waterston, Jussie Smollett, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, and Amy Seimetz also star. It’s been suggested Waterston’s character is related in some way to Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley, and that the film itself may be closer in tone to the original Alien that most of the other entries in the franchise.
Fox seems to have plenty of faith in the movie, as they’ve moved its release up from August 2017 to May 19th. Ridley Scott is once more directing. Take a look at the poster below.