It came a day early and it took the Internet by storm: 20th Century Fox’s second trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien-prequel/Prometheus-sequel wasn’t as bloody as the first, but there was so much awesomeness packed into 2.5 minutes, it could have made your head spin (or explode!). If you missed it, have another look-see below, and then get ready for a breakdown of everything you might have missed!
Brilliant! Now let’s talk about what we just experienced. First and foremost: The path to Paradise lies through Hell!
First, we see a clip from the recent “Prologue”, The Last Supper, wherein the crew discusses their mission, but it’s revealed that the team is comprised of couples. Where’s Katherine Waterston’s partner? My guess: James Franco, the captain of the spaceship Covenant, who we saw go off to cryo-sleep early because he’s not feeling well. I have a theory that he dies in hibernation, and his absence from this trailer gives my hypothesis credence.
Next revelation: Wheat. It comes with a mystery: Who planted it? Also, why are there no animal sounds? Clearly this is a lush, life-bearing planet—so what gives?
Next bit of eye-candy: The derelict spaceship. It’s definitely the ship Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David (Michael Fassbender) escaped on at the end of Prometheus, and you can just make out “Space Jockey” suits when the explorers enter the ship. Then, Daniels (Waterston) discovers dog tags; I zoomed in and they do indeed belong to Dr. E Shaw!
We enter the Egg Room—and is that David leading us? There’s a new design, but the contents are the same: Throbbing, pulsating Face Huggers! Looks like Billy Crudup takes a hit point blank. Meanwhile, the guy who stepped on the spores isn’t looking so good.
There’s a shot of dead, perhaps mummified Engineers. If this is their home world, what could have happened to them (of course I’m being facetious, because Aliens!). Blink and you’ll miss it, but we see a full grown Neomorph! Next, we see the beast in attack mode: Pale and deadly with spikes on his spine.
The man in the hooded cloak, also seen in the first Covenant teaser, is definitely revealed to be David. Still no sign of Shaw besides her dog tags. What’s he holding in his hand? Is that a weapon? And, if so, is he helping the crew fight the Neos, or did he launch a grenade at the ship?
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Next up: An entire city of Engineers—all dead! Heaps of bodies! WTF? It looks like hooded David is walking towards a domed enclosure. Can’t wait to get a better look at all of this!
We see a Face Hugger meeting with the barrel of a pulse rifle before another awesome reveal: It’s our first look at the Xenomorph we all know and love, the creature we recognize from Alien and Aliens. It’s back! We see him again running down a corridor, bathed in red lights, reminiscent of the air vent chases from Aliens. We get another great shot of the beast on the bottom of a landing vessel.
Finally, we see the Xenomorph in all its glory! I have nothing to add. It’s simply fantastic!
For a brief review of the different types of Aliens we’re likely to meet in Covenant, check out the trailer below from our friends at Hybrid Network. And let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.