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Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ Teases Return of Xenormorphs

It seems like Prometheus was really an eye-opener for director Ridley Scott. The messy prequel to the highly successful Alien film franchise was nowhere near the original films. To put it simply, the movie was heavily criticized for its confusing plot, weak characters, and dull atmosphere. But now Scott is ready to resurrect the outer space adventure that put his name on the map by reintroducing one of the most terrifying characters of the show—the Xenomorphs—in the upcoming film Alien: Covenant.

Alien: Covenant Set for a May 2017 Release

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Chest-bursting news for Alien fans! The Xenomorphs are officially confirmed to return in the next installment of the space horror film series. The upcoming feature was renamed from Alien: Paradise Lost to the more catchy title Alien: Covenant. 

The original 1979 movie, which featured Sigourney Weaver in her breakout role, continues to be one of the best horror films of the decade. In the movie, Weaver played the iconic sci-fi heroine Ellen Ripley, who besides the ship’s cat, was the only survivor of the ill-fated space voyage. Aside from Ellen Ripley, fans of the film will never forget the Xenormorphs, a terrifying alien race that is bent to kill anything that stands in their way. Other than the number of prequel and sequels associated with the franchise, the film spanned a legacy that includes the Alien vs. Predator movie spin-off, a comic book series, video games, and hundreds of action figures sold worldwide.

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For the upcoming Alien: Covenant, the original tagline “In space, no one can hear you scream” is now replaced with a single-word catchphrase—”Run.” So there is no doubt that the Xenomorphs are poised to make their big screen return. The said creatures were noticeably absent in Prometheus. For those who have seen the film may recall that the movie left audiences hanging with Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the Android David (Michael Fassbender) leaving on Prometheus. According to reports, David is confirmed to be the only survivor of the previous events, so it will be interesting to see how Shaw will fit in the new story line.

Joining Fassbender in Alien: Covenant are newcomers Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, and Billy Crudup. The film is scheduled for a May 19, 2017, release date.

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