Must Watch: Superb Opening Prologue Preview for 'Alien: Covenant'

February 22, 2017
Source: YouTube

Alien: Covenant Prologue

"It kinda spooks me out - it's a big old sea of nothing." Fox has revealed a fantastic 4-minute opening prologue preview for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. This is such an awesome way to introduce everyone to these new characters in this movie. In the preview, the entire crew on the new mission gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep. There's some really great moments in this, it's kind of eerie how good this is, especially Waterston's speech at the end. The massive cast includes: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Uli Latukefu, Benjamin Rigby, and Amy Seimetz. Everyone needs to pause and watch this. "I couldn't pick a better bunch of jerks to get marooned on a distant planet with."

Here's the new opening prologue teaser for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, direct from Fox's YouTube:

Alien: Covenant

You can still watch the first red band trailer for Alien: Covenant here, to see more footage from this movie.

The crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. Alien: Covenant is once again directed by veteran filmmaker Ridley Scott, of the original Alien from 1979 and Prometheus from 2012, as well as the films The Martian, Gladiator, Robin Hood, American Gangster, The Counselor, Matchstick Men, Blade Runner, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven and Legend previously. The screenplay is by Michael Green and Jack Paglen, with a rewrite by John Logan. Fox will release Alien: Covenant in 3D in theaters starting on May 19th, 2017 this summer. How fun was that?

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    I am gonna save this for the real deal, but damn...they are really doing it right.
  • shiboleth
    So far, so good. But I have my doubts about the story. It does look like repeating the damn thing with another budget and effects ...
    • Blame the audience who complained that Prometheus was too different from Alien.
      • guilamu
        No the audience complained that the film was stupid. Like why would you run in straight line when a giant wheel is gona crush you when you could just evade on the left or the right from 1 meters? The whole movie is like this, absolutley dumb.
        • Well, if you consider that the Juggernaut is around 300 feet wide, unless you're Ussain Bolt, you will never make it to the other side if you run laterally. So the only way to survive is to run straight, with the hope to find some crack in the ground to hide in. That's for the science. Now, I want to see you run in panic mode, to see if you'll apply your theory. I am curious to know which other part you found dumb?
      • desispeed
        Prometheus was originally meant to be a seperate entity from Alien saga with only "strands of DNA" with Alien. Then Prometheus came out(waste of celluloid) and Scott decides to straight up merge the stories in the follow up movie. I like the Alien universe but if they spit out another Prometheus like script with Covenant then the whole series should be aborted
      • Cyberdine
        I'm hoping that Alien Covenant won't be a continuation of the old Alien movies but instead a follow up to Prometheus. I happened to like Prometheus.
      • shiboleth
        Yeah, audiences these days make a lot of films a bit rotten. I hope this one will give some hint related to Prometheus. This film (Prometheus) may not be executed in a best way, but it had some premise worth entertaining on the end ...
      • U need to stop beating that dead horse. Prometheus just wasn't good. All its flashy visuals couldn't save it. Horrid script and the completely illogical narrative just killed it for most. Im not saying that its a fact and its cool that you dug it but you will find a lot more people agreeing with the rather negative notion.
    • Lagoya
      That's the way the studio's are going nowadays. It will be just like The Force Awakens, a re-imaging of the original. I predict the new Predator film will also follow the same format.
      • shiboleth
        I do understand that, but then again, that's very tiresome. Not being able to develop a story you started (Prometheus) once...
  • kitano0
    Where the heck has Waterston been all these years? I mean, up until recently? She really is something special.....
  • MzUnGu
    At least the Ripley's crew have the good sense to put on a helmet in an alien planet. Whoever that don't, really deserve to die in my opinion. So, goodbye folks. 😀
  • Sprinkling Jesusy references like a Ridley. Kenny Powers better get down in this movie.
  • TheOct8pus
    I LOOKS good, and the cast seems okay, but I can't help but feel that Ridley is repeating himself here....especially with the levity of the scene interrupted by the choking woman....
  • cuckoozey
    "new opening prologue teaser" ... so, does this mean it's not part of the actual film?
    • eurogibbon
      That's my understanding. It was made by Ridley's son, Jake, and is a viral piece meant to support the film itself, a bit like Weyland's TED talk that accompanied Prometheus. My worry is that this is to compensate for a lack of character development in the film. These days Ridley seems overly concerned with losing his audience to boredom.
      • cuckoozey
        Ah, thanks. Wasn't sure if it'd be spoilerish but that makes it sounds click-worthy.
  • ErrorSapiens
    This was not superb..sorry. With McBride and Franco together in this, I was waiting for this to be some tacky SNL skit. Ruined the whole feeling for me. Tacky casting imo. And the cowboy hat McBride is donning make me think about Kimberly Scott in "The Abyss". Got high hopes though.
    • Franco is here for one purpose: to let us rejoice the moment we'll see his torso burst by a facehugger.
      • ErrorSapiens
        Just like Dicaprio in titanic?
        • We always need a guy with a red shirt in every sci-fi movie.
    • Sorry the casting seemed to ruin it for you. I found it quite promising. Franco ad McBride are very talented actors. Also, a big part of the joy of movies for me is being pleasantly surprised by an actor's performance when it's outside of their usual comfort zone or just what we've gotten used to from them in other films. Rather than tacky, this could turn out to be inspired casting. So let's see how it turns out.
      • ErrorSapiens
        ofc I`m hoping for a surprise with this casting. They are cool actors. I`m keeping my doors open..but McBride doing a "I´ll colonize all over this table" just points to every pervo joke in every McBride/ Franco movie. Doesn't feel Alien universe to me. Let`s see what happens.
    • Bo
      Yea, I zoomed in on the hat thing too. The whole sequence was too contrived and a bit of a cliche for me. Then got stupidly maudlin with her 'speech' in the end. Plus, bummer, but I just don't find this actress compelling in any way and not attractive in the least. Only in the movies, and stupid ones at that, do we have the 'group thing' and all are merry and having a good time one and all. Kind of sophomoric to me. I also agree with you on the SNL thing and the casting. None of this worked for me at all and smell a pretty ordinary if not outright bad movie here. Cheers!
  • Бабак
    Looks great.
  • Efterklang
    Promising, I like this cast.
  • RAW_D
    Everything's rosy and toasty until the facehugger's make an appearance...
  • Matt
    I'm so bored of watching good-looking crews in sci-fi. It's ok for the men to be varied in appearance but the women HAVE to be traditionally hot. So tired.
    • Good point. You can sell a fridge to an Inuit if advertised with a hot woman,
    • Lagoya
      You are in a very small minority who want to see ugly women on screen. I for one, do not.
    • Lautaro
      I don't really know what you're talking about when you have sex symbols like Fassbender, James Franco, Billy Crudup sitting on the same table.
      • Matt
        They're handsome guys. But then there's the exception like Danny McBride. How often do you see those exceptions on the female side of the ensemble? Particularly in action and sci-fi.
        • Lautaro
          For one, I don't find noomi rapace considered a "traditioanlly hot" woman as the OP is implying. Don't get me wrong, I really dig her. Moreover, I also find Danny McBride equally handsome. To be fair, I would argue that the complete cast, male or female, are extremely hot, so I don't think there's bias here.
          • Noomi Rapace? Where, where?
          • Dominic
            oh she is DEFINITELY " traditionally hot" as a short darhaired Euro woman .. she just wasn't dieting and thin , for "Prom.." , as she was for " the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo "
    • lee
      ERRRR have you googled Kate Dickie, i can assure you she's no cleopatra.
  • Cyberdine
    I take it Danny McBride is playing the clown of the movie. Can't envision him in a serious role.
  • beautifulportland
    As long as Covenant is Adult SCI-FI and not a watered down to PG-13 and travels as far away from Prometheus as possible, I will be content. ALIEN and ALIENS changed the face of SCI-FI forever, Prometheus did nothing for the progression of the SCI-FI gener. When I first saw ALIEN in theaters at 18, I knew SCI-FI would never be the same. I'm hoping COVENANT will have a long lasting influence on SCI-FI in the future. Rigley Scott, we're counting on you to deliver a CLASSIC!
  • Brandon Cole
    Whatever this was-I hope it isn't part of the the released film.
  • Thanks for your reply and effort, but your first link is just a comment section that brings nothing new to the table, and is repeating our discussion. As for the other links, I'll check them out and give you a feedback.
    • Dominic
      funny that nobody noted the 60-sec machine abortion ...that didn't work ! as I have always noted that as the main script failing ....half-ok with the abortion itself , but no way she's walking and jumping , and running faster than Vickers after that ....which ruins the last half-hour of the film ... HOWEVER if you buy the Bluray and watch the 28mins of deleted scenes . and Then watch the movie and splice those scenes in , in your heads , you'll see that Ridley Tried to make something like another Alien . He only failed because the Theater Cut made it seem more like the worst of Aliens . To Wit ; one of the MINOR criticisms ,is that no one understood Shaw's motivations for going , and that her faith should have been explored more ....well those scenes were Deleted ...
      • Well...Under adrenaline, you could outrun Ussain Bolt with one foot. Trust me.
        • Dominic
          hmm but no with 10-15 staples across ur lower torso , every movement of ur hips would cause excruciating pain . Not just from ur muscles , but ur skin . I have a skin bruise on my ankle , and I can barely walk straight , much less run ...all u have to do is lose SKIN , in the wrong place on ur body( knees , ankle , other joints ) and ur basically crippled . Drugs don't help ... Now , of course , It's A Movie , so suspension of disbelief is necessary ...but that was just the most egregious case demanding it , in the movie .... For all its flaws , I would still put it above AvsP 1 and 2 , and below Alien and Aliens .. it's funny that all these forums on the movies in the genre , eventually get dominated by Prometheus talk ...
          • I believe medicine and technology evolved enough in Prometheus universe to make pain supportable. In fact, few drugs can easily provide that nowadays.
          • Dominic
            that's the excuse/disbelief . but if u had those staples and jumped down from her escape pod to the dirt , like Shaw did , you'd rip the skin around the staples apart , much less ripping a staple out . then running from the Engineer AND his ship ? totally impossible drugs or no drugs ...esp after taking a gun to that same area
  • This looks great. People complain about the dumbest shit.
    • Charles Knowlton
      It doesn't look great. How can you call it great? The acting is terrible here. NONE of these characters look real to me.
    • Dylan
      And stupid people complain about stupid shit, case in point, our friend Chuck...
  • Charles Knowlton
    This looks awful. These actors are awful. They don't look like they belong in Ridley Scott movie. maybe a teen horror flick, but not here. My hopes for an Alien comeback are dwindling. Why couldn't Scott have left good-enough alone and let Blomkampf make it.
    • Blomkampf... Bwahahaha. ;D
  • Trey
    I didnt have a problem with that
  • deerosa
    This whole scene would have been better if James Franco was edited out.
  • Here is my comments on the first link: Assuming Cave Paintings Are an Invitation: That’s a stupid critique. Cave paintings were made by men, not by E.T. They drew what they saw. And nobody knows what they really saw. Maybe a drawing left by the E.T on the ground, like the ones in Nazca? Rushing Into Absolutely Everything: Well, let’s say they sent drones to scan the cave/ship. So what? Once they got the scan, will they return back to earth or will they get in to see what they came to see in the first place? Getting Lost Despite Being the Map Making Geologist Who Just Made a Map: I’ll assume you never got lost with your GPS… Trying to Touch an Alien Vagina Cobra: You need to see Youtube video. People put their hands in worse than that in real life. Removing Your Helmet: How about unknown radiations that could kill you off even with your helmet on? It was stupid to remove the helmet indeed, if their suits don’t have biohazard sensors. Which is doubtful.
    • Dominic
      actually , 3, 4 and 5 are pretty ffing stupid 2 is not a criticism ; it's a BASE PART of every script involving an Alien . and the First base part of every Alien movie is that the humans will act HORRIBLY stupid . ...Understand , there is no movie , and no franchise , Otherwise . Without greedy corporate military , or out of their depth scientists , you're not reading this page . 1 can go either way ...friendly drawings or contrived for violence ....
  • hi hello
    is this an April fools joke?? THIS looks like total shit. WTF?? I couldn't make it past the 1 minute mark.




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