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Published On: Fri, Dec 23rd, 2016

‘Alien Covenant’ set for May, the first poster says ‘Run’

20th Century Fox dropped a teaser for fans by unveiling the very first poster for Alien: Covenant, director Ridley Scott’s follow-up to Prometheus.

The one-sheet features the iconic H.R. Giger’s Alien design, signaling to fans that this Prometheus sequel will very much tie into the Alien franchise as a whole. Check out the poster below.

The one-sheet boasts a “May 2017” release date tease as 20th Century Fox has also decided to move up the release of Alien: Covenant from August 4, 2017 to May 19, 2017.

Most blockbusters don’t shift to arrive earlier rather than later, as many studios push back their pricey films in order to ensure the film is, you know, actually done.

Scott has been working quickly in post-production on the film and it’ll be ready for next summer’s blockbuster frenzy.

The Blade Runner director originally intended for Prometheus to kick off a new prequel franchise that would tie to Alien franchise.

Michael Fassbender is the only returning cast member from Prometheus to have a substantial role in Alien: Covenant, as Noomi Rapace may have a quick and untimely exit from the new film after surviving the events of Prometheus with Fassbender’s David.

“This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see. It’s much scarier than Prometheus but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus….” Fassbender said of the new film.

“It’s kind of got more of the sort of thriller, imminent disaster feel that Alien had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of Prometheus… Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema.”

Now the android encounters a new crew of explorers that includes Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez.

 

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