We’ve known for a while know that the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant would be dropping sometime this week, but 20th Century Fox has now announced that the sneak peek will be with us tomorrow. There’s nothing too revealing in the trailer teaser, but we do see an egg that many fans of the franchise will no doubt recognize. You can watch the announcement video below.
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Michael Fassbender returns as the synthetic David (with a dual role as a newer model named Walter) alongside Noomi Rapace, who played Prometheus protagonist Elizabeth Shaw. They’ll be joined by franchise newcomers Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby and James Franco.
Alien: Covenant opens in theaters on May 19, 2017. Here’s the official synopsis:
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
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