Alien Covenant: What links with Prometheus?

Cinema 3 January, 2017

Alien Covenant will be the occasion for Ridley Scott to expand the universe of this franchise existing since 79. But what links will the film have with Prometheus?

Ridley Scott has created a film in 1979 monument alongside HR Giger: the Xenomorph from Eighth Passenger . Therefore, the monster appeared in numerous films as Aliens, Alien³ or Alien Resurrection . At the exit of Prometheus in 2012, many fans hoped to see the creature in this new production of Ridley Scott set in the same universe as the Alien films. Only then, the film has preferred to develop new monsters, one of which explains the origins of the Xenomorph. The disappointment was huge among many aficionados of the franchise but with Alien Convenant , the filmmaker hopes to catch up. By using the term “Alien” in the title, while linking the film Prometheus , Ridley Scott intends to create many links between the two .
That the first teaser of scary alien Covenant seems to confirm is the return of the character played by Michael Fassbender. A character being actually be an Android and will no doubt different in Alien Covenant since several models with similar appearance seem to exist . In Prometheus , the robot wanted to discover the secret of immortality to heal the director of Weyland, Peter Weyland, expedition organizer. In Alien Convenant , there likely that its goal will be to study more closely the anhedral . If this goal is that of Android, impossible not to link to that present in The Eighth Passenger who shared the same purpose. It is also worth noting that Elizabeth Shaw heroine of Prometheus , will be well represented in his absence in the teaser …
Prometheus and Alien Covenant also seem to share a similar aesthetic, even if the first returns around it suggests that it will be more generous in hemoglobin. The bestiary of these two episodes should also be linked and allow to know a little more about the family tree of anhedral , what similarities do they share and how, after “fertilized” humans, have they become that ‘They are today. Without forgetting that the famous Facehugger signs his return in the teaser! The last element that could complete the links between Alien , Prometheus and Alien Covenant is the character played by Daniels Katherine Waterston (soon in Fantastic Beasts 2 which we know new plot elements ). Many rumors suggest a relationship between it and Ripley, the heroine of four films Alien . Of course, it was not until the release of Alien Covenant in May to confirm these theories.