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All hands are on deck for Alien: Covenant — the much-anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus. As we’ve mentioned in earlier posts, Michael Fassbender will reprise his role as the cyborg David, and will also be playing a newer model, who goes by the name Walter. As well, Noomi Rapace will return as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.

But, there are some new faces joining the exploration ship, including comedic actor Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down; Vice Principals). Then there’s the “surprise” casting of James Franco (127 Hours). McBride will be piloting the ship, which he confirmed in an earlier interview, and Franco is rumored to play the captain, but that’s not officially-official just yet.

Filming has begun and the cast has gathered together on the Covenant ship to bring us a first look:

And while everything seems all hunky dory in the above with a strong team assembled, when an alien enters the picture… you’re on your own:

The crew is traveling to a new planet, looking for solace. From what they’ve heard, it’s a sort of paradise. But, they heard wrong:

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, and also stars Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Billy Crudup (Watchmen), Jussie Smollett (Empire), Carmen Ejogo (The Girlfriend Experience), and Amy Seimetz (Halt and Catch Fire).

This is the second installment of the second trilogy of the Alien series, which kicked off in 1979 with Sigourney Weaver taking charge as Ripley.

What would you do in the situation featured in the trailer? Free your friend or keep everyone else on the ship safe? 

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By Brigid Brown