Katherine Waterston’s Daniels in a New Look at Alien: Covenant

The photos from 20th Century Fox‘s Alien: Covenant continue to burst out daily and today we have another look at Katherine Waterston’s Daniels with director Ridley Scott (via Empire). This follows the new photo from this morning which featured Michael Fassbender’s Walter, a new android in the film. You can view both photos in the gallery below.

“Unlike Sigourney in ‘Alien,’ [Daniels] is in a survival mode of sorts from the beginning. She’s not the captain, but she’s a natural leader so in times of crisis she falls into that position quite easily,” Waterston tells the magazine.

Michael Fassbender 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, and James Franco is said to play the Captain of the title ship.

Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PrometheusAlien: 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.

Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Green Lantern) are providing the Alien: Covenant screenplay, which Ridley Scott once again directs. Alien: Covenant will open in theaters on May 19, 2017.