"Alien: Covenant" just released its "Last Supper" prologue trailer, which got fans talking about the similarities with the 1979 "Alien" movie. This time, there will be another trailer, which will premiere during the "Logan" movie screening on March 3. It's going to be 15 seconds longer with never-before-seen footage.
The "Alien: Covenant" prologue shows fans how the crew of the ship Covenant are having fun before their cyrosleep. Their captain, played by James Franco, goes to sleep early. Daniels (Katherine Waterston) gives an inspirational message before one of the crew members starts coughing. They all panic until Walter (Michael Fassbender), their android assistant, hits her on the back and she starts to breathe properly.
Now aside from this false alarm prologue, fans will see an "Alien: Covenant" Red Band trailer at the end of this week or as early as Thursday night. Digital Cinema Deluxe released a list of trailers that will be showing in the theaters during the weekend. The Red Band trailer is 15 seconds longer than the one that came out last December.
This means that there's going to be new "Alien: Covenant" footage. The film will, of course, be directed by Ridley Scott, who promised fans, "Covenant is really going to show you who did it and why." The 2017 movie is a sequel to "Prometheus". Both films will show the origin of the xenomorph aliens that started the horror in the 1979 "Alien" film.
While the "Alien: Covenant" movie will be the prequel to "Alien", the story was originally supposed to deviate from the xenomorph origins. According to The Verge, the movie was formerly titled "Paradise" and was supposed to be released in 2014. After the airing of "Prometheus", the writers and director changed track and infused more "Alien" origins and history into the script.
"Prometheus" had a good enough reception, but many critics gave it negative feedback. Other fans who wanted to see a more straightforward "Alien" origins story were disappointed with the film. It only made sense for the crew to change direction and include more "Alien" DNA for the "Alien: Covenant" 2017 release.