It’s Thanksgiving Eve (Theve? ThangerBanger? Stuffing Tolerance Break Day?) and what better way to celebrate the upcoming holiday than with gathering the family around a screen to see the first poster for Alien: Covenant? If nothing else, the experience is probably going to be less weird than talking about the election. After all, the American public seems less divided about the prospect of multiple Michael Fassbenders.
20th Century Fox showcased the promotional rectangle for Ridley Scott’s new film on Twitter and it’s a rather sharp looking poster. Familiar face, simple tagline, general feeling of dread. Yes, this poster will do just fine and it pairs up nicely with other Alien franchise posters. Arguably the most important thing to emerge from the image is the release date. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the film’s original release date has been chucked in favor of something sooner. Originally set to arrive on Aug. 4, 2017, Alien: Covenant is now earmarked for a May 19, 2017 debut. Read into the schedule shuffling however you like, although the shift from one summer slot to another suggests the movie isn’t being buried to never been seen by humans or xenomorphs.
The film, which features a returning Noomi Rapace and new additions Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride, operates as a quasi-Prometheus sequel taking place ten years after the events of the motion picture. Provided everything goes according to plan, Alien: Covenant will serve as another film in the Alien prequel universe. The movie may also beef up the expectations of the one filmgoer that liked Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, so feel the excitement!
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)