The first prequel film released, 2012's Prometheus, was more sci-fi with a tinge of horror elements and themes permeating throughout, sacrificing the mood of terror at the unknown with a curiosity, exploring the origins of the Space Jockey seen dead at the beginning of Alien.
The results were met with mixed reception from fans; some were happy to see the new approach to the origins of the Xenomorphs, while others felt it deviated too far from the formula that made the first film an instant classic.
Scott has since pledged to return to those horror roots while continuing to explore the Engineers, the race of beings the Space Jockey belonged to as revealed in Prometheus.
With Michael Fassbender's character from Prometheus being one of the only characters returning for the sequel Alien: Covenant (aside from the rumored cameo from Noomi Rapace), fans are now left wondering how the closely the two films will tie together. People seem to be excited, as Alien: Covenant is our 10th Most Anticipated Film as voted by ComicBook.com users.
A description of a new scene that premiered at CinemaCon seems to detail the connection, revealing that Fassbender's David might play a similar role in the new film that he did in Prometheus.
As revealed by the Wrap, the ship that David and Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw commandeered at the end of Prometheus actually made it to the Engineer home world as they intended. In the scene, David's body has been repaired or reattached—it isn't clear, just that he has a body again—and he exits the docked ship to hundreds of Engineers who greet him.
And then he murders them all with bombs of black goo, the same biological weapon the Engineers created to kill off humanity and the reason the Xenomorphs were created.
Then, a voiceover from Fassbender's character begins: "The gods have rejected mankind as cruel, weak and full of greed. They are a dying species, grasping for resurrection. So they are leaving the earth forever. But their power is an illusion. They don't deserve to start again, and I'm not going to let them."
It was previously revealed that David has been on the planet the Covenant arrives to for some time, experimenting on the goo and the Xenomorphs. This poises his character as the main villain of the film aside from the perfect killing machines that litter the planet.
We'll find out more about the connections—and what happened to Dr. Shaw—when Alien: Covenant hits theaters May 19.
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In Alien: Covenant, 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, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby.