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Watch: 'The Crossing' - An Official Prologue Short for 'Alien: Covenant'

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April 26, 2017
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The Crossing Prologue Short

"I was badly injured on our mission. She put me back together. I never experienced such compassion…" Whoa. This is very cool. 20th Century Fox has debuted a new short film titled The Crossing, an "official prologue short" connecting Alien: Covenant with Prometheus (finally they admit this is all the same universe!). Don't freak out just yet, this doesn't exactly answer any big questions, it just ends up asking even more questions. What's that thing? What is going on? Where are they? Will we see what happens in Alien: Covenant? Hopefully where this ends is right where the next movie picks up. This short features Michael Fassbender as David (or Walter), as well as Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw from Prometheus. This promo was released today in celebration of Alien Day, with plenty of other reveals/events all day. Enjoy.

Here's the short prologue titled "The Crossing" for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, from Fox's YouTube:

Alien: Covenant - Alien Day

You can still watch the first red band trailer for Alien: Covenant here, as well as second official trailer here.

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 May 19th, 2017 this summer. Who's ready for this?

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments

1

Does it look like he has all those vase things set to drop on the people below? That was better than the whole of Prometheus that wee clip

Carpola on Apr 26, 2017

2

Yes, yes he does. So now it's confirmed that it is him in the still pics that were released.

OCP on Apr 26, 2017

3

Bad robot. 🙁

Carpola on Apr 26, 2017

4

I remember seeing the trailers for Prometheus thinking it was going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Charles Knowlton on Apr 26, 2017

5

Me too. 🙁

Carpola on Apr 27, 2017

6

Now we're talking !!

Tester on Apr 26, 2017

7

Wait, what was Shaw eating while she was awake..?

Moe on Apr 26, 2017

8

LOL..mommy's hangry.

DAVIDPD on Apr 26, 2017

9

She was drinking some alien coffee.

tarek on Apr 27, 2017

10

Please pay off....!!

DAVIDPD on Apr 26, 2017

11

I would watch a movie of David meets Walter, goes to Engineer's homeworld and unleashes their own version of the xenomorphs onto humanity's creators.

mustang55 on Apr 26, 2017

12

Well this is still cool....

ari smulders on Apr 26, 2017

13

So, it looks they read our last comments about the direction of the story. Of course, they didn't, but I hope there will come some good, something watchable, out of that idea ...

shiboleth on Apr 27, 2017

14

This prologue piques my interest more than Covenant does!!! Can someone tell me why we're getting Covenant again?

Brandon Cole on Apr 27, 2017

15

I'm confused. Maybe I need to go and watch Prometheus again but does this movie happen before or after the events of Prometheus? Where in the timeline is this movie in reference to the original Alien movies?

Big R on Apr 27, 2017

16

Well at least Lindelof isn't involved so there might be less vagaries in the plot that although described as 'open to interpretation' were really just signs of his creative limitations.

Payne by name on May 9, 2017

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