Okay, so you've probably seen the trailer for Ridley's Alien: Covenant. If not, here it is:
So what do you think? Is it a Prometheus sequel? Does it continue straight after that or is it something else entirely? No sight nor mention of Noomi Rapace in official press releases though her character of Shaw is listed on IMDB as being in the film so that would point to a Prometheus sequel but where could she be? Could she have died between movies and her appearance merely a flashback?
Fassbender returns as David, at least I think because back in the promo for Prometheus, they were pushing the idea of the synthetic Davids - yes, more than one. In fact, a whole range of models that look like Fassy and no doubt called David. So maybe this David in Covenant isn't Shaw's David in Prometheus.
Anyway, anyone else care to share their thoughts on where this film may be heading?
I think you and I were few who actually enjoyed Prometheus, but I believe this film is pandering to those who didn't, so could go either way. I'll probably go see it as Prometheus was stunning to look at on the big screen, so assuming it's filmed in the same style, it'll be worth watching for the visuals alone.
Certainly looks interesting but a bit concerned with the inclusion of two comedy actors Danny McBride and James Franco. If there was no McBride, I'd have been fine with Franco as I know he's decent at straight-acting but with the inclusion of them both makes me question where this could lead. Unless they just want to prove they're more than comedy when cast together....
Despite him mainly being a comedy actor, I've no problem with McBride being in it. I know he was a tool in Eastbound and Down, but he was brilliant in that. Besides, unless it's a 5 hour epic, I doubt half that crew will get much screen time.
My local are showing Prometheus and Alien back to back in a couple of weeks, as well as that including a preview of Covenant a couple of weeks later in the ticket price. Which as I have limitless, I'm actually saving money.
But anyways, I thought Prometheus was stunning on the big screen, and the chance to see the original is not to be sniffed at.