Scott is certainly pulling no punches this time around, and this trailer drops us right in the middle of the gory, terrifying action. Covenant looks fairly brutal, and the shower scene at the end delivers the kind of blood-splattering action that fans love. Fox is clearly aiming to tease both the prequel and sequel aspects of the film- glimpses of face-huggers and Xenomorphs are seen, but there's also the return of Michael Fassbender's David. As for the cast, Katherine Waterston is an excellent actress, and she's the perfect choice to carry on the tradition of strong female leads in the Alien franchise. The supporting crew of red shirts is led by Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, and (possibly) James Franco, so I'd say we're in fairly good shape from a character perspective. If Scott is able to balance the simple thrills of Alien with the heady themes of Prometheus, Covenant is going to be nothing short of magnificent. The chilling mix of action and atmospheric creepiness in the trailer indicates that he's moving in the right direction, and the recent decision by Fox to move the film to May hints at high confidence levels. Overall, this is one of the movies that I just can't wait to see in 2017. Scott is coming off The Martian, one of the best movies of his career, and I think he's primed to give us an epic, vicious chapter in the Alien saga.
Alien: Covenant will debut in theaters on May 19.
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