The next chapter in the Alien franchise is almost here and it's being brought to us by the man who started it all. Get a look at the whole cast of the new film and try to guess who might actually survive. A new image from Alien: Covenant has been released ahead of a special preview for the film, and we're pretty sure most of these people are already dead.
By this point, we know the basic premise of the film. The crew of the spacecraft Covenant find themselves on a remote planet on the far side of nowhere where they come across one lost android, Michael Fassbender's David from Prometheus, and a bunch of very angry aliens. The first trailer has shown us that this will be a right science fiction horror film, in the vein of the Rodley Scott's original Alien.
The main thing that this image shows us is just how massive the cast actually is. In addition to Michael Fassbender, who will be playing a second android on board the Covenant as well, we have Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, and lots more. The massive cast would certainly indicate that there will be a lot of dead bodies by the end of Alien: Covenant. We wouldn't expect the vast majority of these characters will survive. In most horror movies you're lucky to have more than one person still breathing at the end. According to Bloody Disgusting, who provided the image, this picture is called The Last Supper, which would seem to a misnomer, as after that meal, only one person died. It's entirely possible that literally every single person in this picture will be dead by the end of the movie.
The image is part of a larger tease for Alien: Covenant that will reportedly be taking place during the FX series Legion tomorrow night.
The Alien franchise appears to be going through a popularity resurgence in recent years. Ridley Scott previously directed Prometheus which essentially worked as a starting point for the Alien mythos. Alien: Covenant is designed to begin to fill in the hole between there and the original film with Sigourney Weaver. At the same time, there have been efforts to make another film with Weaver herself that follows the style and tone of James Cameron's more action-oriented sequel, Aliens, although, work on that project has stalled while Scott has been working on Covenant.
We'll be checking out Legion this week to see what else we can learn about Alien: Covenant. Keep reading CinemaBlend so that you can keep up to date on all upcoming face-hugger related news.