Following 20th Century Fox releasing a several minute long prologue for Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” last night, a photo from the film showcasing a new planet can be found below courtesy of Empire.
The mag says in the story the planet they arrive on is a detour from their actual destination planet, a detour as the result of a distress beacon. Fassbender spoke about the appeal of ‘Covenant’ compared to all the other previous “Alien” sequels:
“What’s great about this story is the characters are so different. They’re not just filling out a spaceship, their characters have been thought about. It harks back to those really cool characters in the original ‘Alien,’ where there are great relationships going on outside of the [alien].”
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 also star in the film which opens in cinemas May 19th.