We cannot stop looking at this poster.
This morning we awoke to the reveal of a brand new Alien: Covenant poster that totally blew our minds. The stunning H.R. Giger-inspired art showcases a beautifully horrifying mess of Xenomorphs and what look to be either Engineers or human victims, and we’ve spent a good deal of time looking at the art these past couple hours. And it seems we’re not alone on that.
I admittedly totally missed this but many eagle-eyed fans across social media have been pointing out that the poster teases the return of the Queen Alien, whose massive head crest certainly seems to be subtly present in the artwork. Could this be the first clue that the Queen, introduced in Aliens and last seen in the Alien vs. Predator films, will be making a comeback this year?
Ridley Scott previously revealed that his latest prequel will depict every life stage of the Xenomorph, so it stands to reason that the Queen will show up at some point. Alien: Covenant will dig into the true origin story of the Xenomorphs, and it’d certainly be a new wrinkle to find out how the Queens come to be; as far as I’m aware, there is no canonical explanation for their existence.
Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters) stars with Michael Fassbender returning as Prometheus‘ android David (and Walter), with a crew that includes Demian Bichir and Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”), as well as Alex England (Gods of Egypt), Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die, “The Killing”), Jussie Smollett (“Empire”), Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills). James Franco also has a role.
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
Ridley Scott had previously promised to answer questions that left Prometheus viewers confused: “Covenant is really going to show you who did it and why.”
The Alien franchise returns on May 19, 2017.