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Spoilers: connection between Prometheus & Alien: Covenant Revealed

04.01.2017by: Mike Sprague

After the opening prologue and that last trailer (not to mention that awesome new poster), I think we are all on board with ALIEN: COVENANT. Even those who hated PROMETHEUS. I am not one of those people by the way. I really f*cking like PROMETHEUS.

Anyhow, many have been left wondering what is the exact connection between this new ALIEN film, and the previous ALIEN-less flick?  We know Michael Fassbender is back - as a new robot. But will he be back as David, will we see Shaw, and how the hell does this all connect?

Well, if you don't mind SPOILERS I can tell you. Keep reading if you dare...

CinemaCon ALIEN: COVENANT footage via The Playlist:

The sneak began with the spacecraft from the last film arriving at the Engineers’ home world. Surprised, startled or curious about this ship’s arrival, hundreds of Engineers have gathered in what looks like a Roman or Greek coliseum for the ship to dock. As the Engineers look on, the base of the ship opens and we find David walking on a deck. He looks ragged, but fully operational in a complete body. Then, as the Engineer population looks on, a mass of black bombs fall from David’s ship. The crowd panics and tries to escape the arena, but the bombs quickly explode and douse them with a black ooze that is sickeningly familiar. The Engineers are quickly transformed into hundreds (or would that be thousands?) of alien creatures as David watches from above satisfied with his…revenge?

We then jump to “present day” where David’s voice-over (or is it younger model Walter’s voice?) describes how man believed they are gods and are leaving their planet seeking paradise in the stars. Walter (Fassbender) has no intention of letting that happen.

More info on the planet ALIEN: COVENANT takes place on:

It looks like the planet the ‘Covenant’ crew have landed on is either the Engineers’ abandoned home world hundreds of years after David’s actions or a sister planet that David has also seeded with alien spores. As the first trailer depicts, this crew of the colony ship the Covenant lands only to find themselves infected with the same alien monstrosities that besieged the crew of the Prometheus.

Will this scene be the ONLY David scene in COVENANT? What about Shaw?

The preview didn’t indicate if David returns later on in the film or what the fate of Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) is. And it’s unclear where the original “Alien” film takes place in this timeline. But, if you were hoping for a resolution to the fate of David and Elizabeth from “Prometheus,” you are going to be at least partially satisfied.

Well, I have to say that is a hell of a breakdown for a hell of an opening (?) scene. I think Michael Fassbender is the best actor working today so I have no qualms what as ever about there being two, three, or four roles for him in the upcoming flick. The more the merrier I say.

What do you think of this news/scene? Do you like that the new film connects this closely to PROMETHEUS? Do you even care about PROMETHEUS anymore? Give it another watch. You'll be glad you did.

ALIEN: COVENANT opens nationwide on May 19th.

Extra Tidbit: PROMETHEUS or ALIEN: RESSURECTION?
Source: The Playlist

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