Earlier this week the first cast photo for ‘Alien: Covenant’ was released via the films official Twitter account. 20th Century Fox also took the opportunity to announce that a promo for the film was due this week. That promo took the form of a video shown during this weeks episode of ‘Legion’ on FX.
Fans expected the first teaser for the film or a short sizzle reel. However that was not the case. The promo is in fact a four and a half minute prologue film!
‘The Last Supper’ serves to introduce viewers to the main cast of ‘Alien: Covenant’. We get to meet the crew of the ship Covenant and finally have confirmation of James Franco’s role in the film. He will be playing the Covenant’s captain, named Branson.
Sadly however there are no Xenomorphs involved but it’s still a great way to acclimatise fans to the world of ‘Alien: Covenant’. Checkout the film in the player below.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
‘Alien: Covenant’ is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Michael Fassbender (‘X-Men: First Class’) as David; James Franco (‘127 Hours’) as Branson, Katherine Waterstones (‘Fantastic Beasts’) as Daniels, Guy Pearce (‘Prometheus’) as Peter Weyland and Naomi Rapace (‘Prometheus’) as Elizabeth Shaw. They are joined by Billy Crudup and Danny McBride in undisclosed roles.
‘Alien: Covenenant’ hits cinemas on 19th May, 2017.