A new Alien: Covenant poster reveals that the Ridley Scott film will now arrive three months early
20th Century Fox has just released an Alien: Covenant poster as it teases a new release date that’s three months sooner than previously announced. Alien: Covenant was previously set to hit the big screen August 4, 2017. It will now arrive on May 19, the date that the studio previously had earmarked for their family franchise sequel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Check out the new Alien: Covenant poster in the gallery viewer below!
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Michael Fassbender (reprising his Prometheus role of David as well as a new android Walter) stars in the film along with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Jussie Smolett (Empire), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills), and Billy Crudup (Watchmen). Noomi Rapace is also expected to reprise her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.
Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus, Alien: Covenant connects directly to Ridley Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
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Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Green Lantern) are providing the Alien: Covenant screenplay, which Ridley Scott once again directs.
What do you think of this new Alien: Covenant poster design? Are you excited to hear that the film will be arriving even earlier? Let us know in the comments below!