For a while, there was some back-and-forth as to whether Ridley Scott’s 2012 sci-fi flick, Prometheus, would ever actually get a sequel. But after several stops and starts, Alien: Covenant is done filming and is set to hit theaters in May. Over the last few months, Scott has been dropping hints as to what exactly fans can expect from the anticipated follow-up film. Here’s everything that we know about the sequel so far:
1. The movie will introduce a new set of travelers
While Michael Fassbender’s David will be back for the new quest, he won’t be on the journey alone. In a recent interview, Scott confirmed that audiences will be meeting a new group of space travelers in the anticipated sequel.
“[The travelers] are going to the planet of the Engineers and they are going to see what happened there. It was a disaster. And they will be in that alien craft that takes them there, but with a new group that’s incoming, a new group of travelers in the beginning of the first act,” the director described.
The synopsis for the movie reiterates this idea, reading: “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 Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.”
So who will be among the new travelers? Per Deadline, Demian Bichir has also joined the cast of Alien: Covenant, although details of his character have not been released. Katherine Waterston has also signed on to star in Alien: Covenant. Per ScreenRant, Katherine Waterston’s character will actually be playing Ellen Ripley’s mother.