Alien universe was told from different point of view with the prequel movie Prometheus. Fans were first expecting Prometheus 2, but now with a new title, Alien: Covenant is another prequel movie about Xenomorphs. If people can still remember the last moments of the last movie, they can expect to see more Aliens in this upcoming movie. However, before Alien fans start raiding the theaters in May 19, it will be better to get a good grasp of what has happened with the previous movies so far.
Continuing the story from Prometheus, people will see again Michael Fassbender as the hyperintelligent android who was really the one who made things worse in the first movie. Fans may still be cringing from the thought of David causing the birth of the very first facehugger. So yes, fans can thank David for causing a number of deaths.
Additional characters will include Katherine Waterston as Daniels, a terraforming expert who will become part of the crew of the Covenant, and James Franco as Branso, Daniel’s husband and former captain of the ship.
The new captain will be played by Billy Crudup, whereas Danny McBride and Amy Seimetz will take the role of the ship’s pilot and woman named Faris, respectively.
Notably, fans will be thrilled to see Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland, the founder of Weyland Corporation.
Alien: Covenant supposedly takes place 10 years after the events in Prometheus. The Covenant arrives at another plant on the galaxy. As the crew will find out, the planet is not exactly a paradise. Moreover, they will discover that David is also staying at that place in addition to the hordes of Aliens waiting for them.
Fans were left with a number of questions after watching Prometheus. However, fans will note that Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) is missing from the trailer. In the last movie, Shaw got on the Engineer’s ship while carrying David’s head. Thus, fans can only guess what had happened to her or whether she managed to locate the Engineers.
However, the biggest problem is the exponential proliferation of Xenomorphs in just 10 years. As shown in Prometheus, the first Xenomorph was nothing much. Thus, it will be interesting how these things increased in population. Moreover, there is also the matter of transport. Possibly, the Engineers meddled again and handled the transport of facehuggers.
Prometheus was set in 2093, and Alien: Covenant is set in 2103. Based on collated date, Ellen Ripley was born in 2092, and she would first make contact with Xenomorphs in 2122. Thus, there is a 20-year gap between the latest Alien movie and the first one.
Fans can expect to see major forms of Xenomorphs in Alien: Covenant.
Neomorphs are supposedly new characters in the movie. No image of this alien is available yet, so fans will just have to find out when they watch the movie.
If luck would have it, Alien: Covenant may start a new trilogy will serve as the prequel for the classic Alien. This is not too impossible as there are a lot more of alien stories given the time gaps and the cliff hangers that were left by the previous movies.