Today is director Ridley Scott’s 79th birthday, and to commemorate the occasion 20th Century Fox has shared a very special image from his upcoming prequel sequel spin-off Alien: Covenant.

Note, this will probably count as spoilers. At least if you haven’t been paying attention to Alien: Covenant news.

Without further ado, the image:


Yup, out of focus behind the gorgeous Ridley Scott is our good old friend the Space Jockey, or whatever the hell Scott ended up calling them in Prometheus. Based on how Prometheus ended and where Covenant appears intent on going, this seems like a no-brainer.

I do miss the times when the Alien universe was shrouded in mystery, but Ridley Scott obviously has other plans. What was once a mysterious unknown elephant creature is now a boring blue wannabe god equipped with buyer’s remorse. Call me old fashioned, but sucking the magic out of the original film is pretty uncool.

Nevertheless, this thing is happening. If Prometheus is anything to go by, then we should all be very worried about Covenant. If Scott’s The Martian is anything to go by, then we should all be very excited about this film. It could go either way folks. I just wish we still had our giant space elephants.

Alien: Covenant is set to hit theaters on a brand new release date of May 19, 2017. It stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez. You going or nah?


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