You've Got to Watch This Four Minute Prologue to Alien: Covenant

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Well, this is a nice surprise. Wednesday night, a four-plus minute prologue to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant came online.

In it, you get brief introductions to the characters, the setup of the story and, well, maybe a little shock. This is required viewing before the film is released on May 19.

Now, you didn’t actually think an alien was going to pop out of her chest, right? But it was a good fake-out.


This crew seems to be in very good spirits, at least once James Franco leaves. I can’t wait to see where it all goes wrong. Here’s the official plot description:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.


Alien: Covenant opens May 19.