The first official still for Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s sequel to Prometheus, has been released.
Although not much, the picture still has a lot to say. The image depicts a patch with “Weyland-Yutani” beneath a symbol that resembles quite a bit of the Egyptian-style Weyland-Yutani logo from the original Alien. To go along with this Egyptian theme, as well as the title “Covenant”, the patch seems to depict a sort of “Ark of the Covenant”.
This fits in with the plot of both Alien and Prometheus, concerning explorers of deep space who interact with things they shouldn’t.
The synopsis of Prometheus:
The discovery of a clue to mankind’s origins on Earth leads a team of explorers to the darkest parts of the universe. Two brilliant young scientists lead the expedition. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) hopes that they will meet a race of benevolent, godlike beings who will in some way verify her religious beliefs, while Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) is out to debunk any spiritual notions. However, neither the scientists nor their shipmates are prepared for the unimaginable terrors that await them.
A lot of fans were hoping for something more like the original Alien films, and not so much like Prometheus, so it’ll be interesting to see the type of movie that Ridley Scott ultimately gives us. Here’s hoping it works out.
Alien: Covenant releases August 4, 2017.
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