After the first poster and trailer for Alien:Covenant scared the bejeezus out of us, we expected something equally sinister from the new, four-minute prologue to the movie.
But it's exactly the opposite: We get to meet the crew of the colony ship Covenant before things start going awry, and while there's a lot of uneasy looks and one pretty scary situation (especially if you've watched the original Alien), do not expect to see alien claws ripping through human flesh in this one.
According to the YouTube clip's description, the prologue shows us the "main crew (all couples) and their android, Walter, enjoy their final meal together before cryosleep." That explains the clip's title: "Last Supper," but given how the original movie ends, we don't doubt that for many of these crew members, this was, in fact, their last supper.
There's another, quite obvious reason why the clip was named that. Check out the screenshot below.
Yup. That's the last supper.
It makes sense that we don't see any of the carnage just yet. Prologues exist to set the scene and the mood, not to move the action forward. For that, we'll have to wait for May 19 this year, when the movie hits cinemas.
Alien:Covenant is directed by Ridley Scott, with the cast including Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston, Guy Pearce, Billy Crudup and Danny McBride.Topics: alien, alien: covenant, Entertainment, Movies, prologue, Ridley Scott