Watch the four-minute prologue for 'Alien:Covenant' right now

Yesterday, 20th Century Fox released a cast photo from Alien: Covenant in anticipation of a special sneak peek airing during tonight's episode of Legion. The clip offers a look at the mission and the new characters, and acts as a "Last Supper" of sorts before everything naturally goes to hell. But it's not actually a scene from the movie - it's a short film called Prologue: Last Supper and it's directed by Luke Scott, the son of director Ridley Scott. Alien: Covenant is slated for release on May 19. Let's see what we can gleam from it. We're first introduced to the crew's new android Walter as he examines Waterston's lead character Daniels, but it's Franco's character who's feeling a little "under the weather"-could he have been implanted with an alien before the ship even takes off?"

Let's talk about two gay crew members (one of whom is played by Demián Bichir) and how they represent the Covenant's somewhat progressive set-up.

In space, no-one can fail to hear you make thinly veiled allusions to oncoming extra-terrestrial disaster.

So as the short begins, Daniels is getting a check up from Michael Fassbender's Walter; A "synthetic person" the same model as "David" from Prometheus. We all know disaster is about to strike. The film opens May 19 in the United States and UK and May 18 in Australia.

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It's about time the Alien series got an openly LGBTQ character.

Ridley Scott is returning to his Alien franchise, but don't fret, the first clip from the new feature film Alien: Covenant, which was partially shot in our own Fiordland, leaves Prometheus far behind.

Alien: Covenant follows the crew as they discover "what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, unsafe world", a synopsis said.

  • Carlos Nash