Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen “Prometheus”.
You may remember a couple of days ago we reported on the Prometheus sequel, originally going by the name “Alien: Paradise Lost” is now going by “Alien: Covenant”. This was thanks to Ridley Scott casually dropping it into an interview.
20th Century Fox have now officially confirmed this by releasing a logo, release date and synopsis for the film. The official synopsis is interesting reading:
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
David, the sole survivor? where is mention of Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw. I was certainly looking forward to the continuation of Rapace portraying another strong female character in the Alien series. I wonder if her demise/departure will be dealt with offscreen. As you will remember she was very much alive at the end of “Prometheus” and set off on a Journey to find the Engineers home planet.
Regardless of Rapace’s absence, the synopsis does sound quite fascinating. I was very much in the minority of people who actually loved “Prometheus” despite some of its obvious flaws. Fox revealed that “Alien: Covenant” is set to open on October 6th 2017. Check out the films logo below.