Say what you will about Ridley Scott; the man knows how to do aliens. Specifically, that Alien, and no matter how familiar it all may feel, we’ll still go plunk down our dollars to be expertly terrified one more time.
The Alien: Covenant wildcards are these: Who is Katherine Waterston’s Daniels, and is she related to Ellen Ripley?
Whose side is this David — aka Walter, a rebuild of Prometheus‘ David — on?
And, what happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw aka supposed genius-type archeologist who thought following a killer Engineer was a good idea?
How many years later does the Covenant mission take place? What — how much — does David know about the aliens and the Engineers? I could probably go on for days, but I’m certain you’d rather just jump in and see the latest trailer. It feels oh so familiar, but just as freakily exciting and terrifying, and we still have a million questions.
Waterston is the perfect Ripley antecedent; even her look is similar to Ellen, I’m willing to bet she’s related. What we’re really dying to know though is, what exactly happened that sent this particular nastyball rolling in the first place? What could humanity have done to so offend those Engineers?
Was it Trump?
I’ll bet it was totally Trump.
Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Alexander England, James Franco, Nathaniel Dean and Jussie Smollett. Catch it in theaters beginning May 19, 2017. Previous trailer here.