WARNING: There is a potentially major Alien: Covenant spoiler below. Proceed no further if you're sensitive to that kind of thing.
Back in June, The Playlist reported that Katherine Waterston would be playing Ellen Ripley's mother in Alien: Covenant, the Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel which just wrapped filming with director Ridley Scott. While that's an unconfirmed bit of information, this wrap photo posted to the official Alien Anthology Twitter today certainly shows Waterston looking very, very Ripley-esque:
– Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 19, 2016
Indeed, with her close-cropped hair, light-colored top and over-the-shoulder holster, the look of Waterston's character closely resembles Ripley's from Aliens. If nothing else, the photo will certainly fuel further speculation on the link between the two women. I mean, look, it's already happening! Thanks for the content, guys.
Alien: Covenant hits theaters on August 4, 2017.