Feature: Alien: Covenant

Just a few more weeks to go now until the release of Alien: Covenant, the much grittier-looking sequel to Prometheus. We’ve seen plenty of hints now that the movie will take the space horror franchise much closer to Alien, which of course is the movie Ridley Scott’s current crop of films will eventually lead into.

The new IMAX featurette below has another interesting detail to ponder over. As noted by Scified, the film credits at the end of the promo run over a familiar image: the Juggernaut from the original Alien. The Juggernaut was, of course, a wreck on LV-426 – a very different location from the one in Alien: Covenant. But could the planetoid feature in the film at some point, if only briefly? We look forward to finding out…

Alien: Covenant will reach British cinemas on the 12th May and American theatres on 19th May 2017. There’s no word yet on the running time.