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Alien: Covenant Sneak Peek to Air With Legion Tomorrow!

20th Century Fox have just announced via a new picture posted to the various Alien social media channels that they’ll be airing a special sneak peek of Alien: Covenant tomorrow evening with Legion!

“Introducing the #AlienCovenant crew. Don’t miss @LegionFX on @FXNetworks tomorrow, February 22, for a special sneak peek.”

The crew of the Covenant! Alien: Covenant sneak peek to air with Legion tomorrow!

This new behind the scenes still gives us our first look at James Franco as Branson. Back in December, we exclusively revealed that Franco would be appearing alongside his regular collaborator Danny McBride in Alien: Covenant.

Legion is 20th Century Fox’s brand new TV series based in the X-Men universe. The 3rd episode will be airing tomorrow, on the 22nd of February at 10pm. We will attempt to find out if this footage will be released online for those outside of the US.

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  1. MajorB
    After listening to the recent AvPGalaxy podcast where The Last Supper was discussed, I've re-evaluated the choking scene.

    Like many people here, I thought it was kind of a lame fakeout reference to the chestburster, but I've realized that, like the rest of the clip, it exists to illustrate the dynamics of the ship's crew. In this case, it gives us a situation that's literally comparable to the Nostromo's crew.

    When Kane starts "choking," everyone stands up and the closest people to him, especially Dallas and Parker, immediately take hold of him to try and help him. You can see Lambert get knocked over trying to help when he starts convulsing. Even Ash, who has the most to gain from Kane's death, springs into action to put something in his mouth to bite on as everyone tries to hold him down during his seizure.

    Compare with the Last Supper, where nobody is getting chestbursted, a woman is simply choking. What happens? The whole crew stands around dumbfounded before Walter bails them out. These people are not really prepared to handle being stuck on a spaceship, let alone starting a colony... or running into xenomorphs.
  2. BishopShouldGo
    Never. I'm so engaged in a film while watching it, the thought of a trailer scene not being in the movie doesn't cross my mind until afterwards. And even then I don't care, and don't take it personally.
  3. NickisSmart
    I gathered as much, but this trailer is a viral by Scott's son, why use it in the trailer? Well, I think it is to be misleading. At least is a largely contained scene, in a single room. But it seems strange to see it mixed with what I assume is mostly for the movie. I know Prometheus' trailers featured footage that didn't make it into the theatrical cut of that film. How much footage from Covenant's trailers will likewise be omitted?
  4. Xeno75
    I hope they do more shorts like this, extra scenes that couldn't make it into the film but serve to explore more about the crew. Hopefully they don't take away too much from any character development in the main film. Honestly, I thought the Prometheus viral marketing was spot on, so I hope Covenant's remains just as good, if not, better.

    Plus look at Walter, like a boss. No dramatic running, just a simple smack on the back and it's all good.
  5. AD
    What is meant to be the time difference between Prometheus and Covenant again?

    I ask because in 'The Last Supper' one of the crew casually mentions bugs at a colonial outpost, yet in Prometheus the worms were apparently the first time life beyond Earth was discovered.

    Covenant takes place 10 years after Prometheus, so it could be that more alien life (whether Xeno or not) has been spotted. I like to think that nearly a century from now people are still using shitty cameras to take videos and photos of alien spottings.
  6. irn
    What is meant to be the time difference between Prometheus and Covenant again?

    I ask because in 'The Last Supper' one of the crew casually mentions bugs at a colonial outpost, yet in Prometheus the worms were apparently the first time life beyond Earth was discovered.
  7. HuDaFuK
    If the Logan trailer is "red-band", or whatever the UK equivalent is, then that'll be really interesting because I've literally only ever seen one red-band trailer in the cinema over here.
  8. Corporal Hicks
    CdL mentioned it on Twitter after the LA Showcase.

    So I've been thinking about it and CdL never actually mentioned a green-band trailer. I reckon it was that Daniels vignette that we heard about at the other Showcase events and we just jumped the gun on it.
  9. moonpatrol
    Gonna make a small bet here....Trailer in Logan will either be the exact same one we have now, or very little will be added (maybe slightly changed score, etc).  I just have this suspicion that RS has put massive suppression on any new/revealing trailers leading up to this film.  In a way I like what Fox and RS are doing here as I am interested to see how this impacts overall reviews and revenue vs Prom, etc.  I am trying to see if there was anything was done like this in the past where there was this much hold back leading up to an big release like this.
  10. Corporal Hicks
    Alien Anthology Instagram Page posted this Album - "See how it all began"

    http://imgur.com/gallery/3ba3l

    So I'm living in Europe and approximately what time this TV spot will arrive ? 
    Time 21:56 PM

    Some wider versions of these stills and one without the text -

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5qbdvzWAAA2wek.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5qbe3uWgAAbNEA.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5qbfwfWgAAqBNq.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5qbgh-XMAAO2JT.jpg

    https://twitter.com/20thCFoxSp/status/836159967589707776

    And now a bunch of stills - http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=362
  11. motherfather
    Good to know. But is this actually the Alien film we've been waiting for? That's the only question that really matters. And I guess we'll find out in a couple months.

    Maybe at this stage its probably easier to say what I don't want it to be, than what I do. I don't want it to be 2 hours of a bloodbath and then we all get out of our seats and go home. And I don't want it to be too Prometheus-y.

    I don't want to be let down by trailers that promise there's much more in store than there actually is in terms of plot and scale. And I certainly don't want wooden not fleshed out characters or half-baked or completely lacking science. Its 2017  - there are 3000+ confirmed exoplanets already out there. Gimme something futuristically plausible about colonization with a slice of Xeno on the side please.

    I've rewatched the A L I E N dvd more times than I care to imagine and I still feel the butterflies in my stomach partly because the characters are somehow relatable. I feel like I can put myself in their shoes more than any of the other alien franchise characters. The Prologue works for me because while there are a lot of throwbacks to Alien, if you strip all that away, you basically have group dynamics just like what you often see at work, in the office/factory/whatever. Who is the office bike/clown/drunk/backstabber etc...
  12. hfeldhaus
    rewatched it a couple of times. altough it looks much more grounded from this clip than Prometheus its still not as grounded as Alien 1-2-3 was. also Crudup's acting stands out in this clip, you can learn about his character so much

    - obviously he is the vice captain in rank yet the captain trust in his pilot more (just look at his face when the captain sets the pilot in charge)
    - obviously he wanted to do the speech instead of Daniels (again his expression)

    Probably he will do a bunch of dumb shit as soon as he will be in charge officially after the captains death just to prove himself.

    I know what you mean. Cudrup is not subtle at all in this. I think it's because it's both a story piece and a marketing piece. They're using the viral marketing to build the characters. Subtlety goes out the window when you have a short piece of time.
  13. XenoHunter99
    Good to know. But is this actually the Alien film we've been waiting for? That's the only question that really matters. And I guess we'll find out in a couple months.
    But what is the "Alien film we've been waiting for"? It seems there isn't a general consensus of what that would be, and after all, Alien and Aliens were as different (and as good) as two films could be. I expect Alien Covenant to be as divisive, with fans, as Prometheus (just based on general expectations and reception thus far), but it looks like it has a tone that may well appeal to general cinema goers that will, a least, result in 'popularity'.

    Well-written, well-executed, free of groaner garbage. Prometheus could have been an outstanding movie, but it wasn't. That's on Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof, especially Lindelof. If Scott wanted distance from the rest of the franchise, he should have made more of a stand-alone sci fi movie out of it. His half-in/half-out approach was part of the problem, and it's easy to say what went wrong. Smart people repeatedly behaved stupidly, dialogue was awful, Engineers behaved like moronic savages, Engineers were nothing more than bald pale men, Engineers role was stolen from the Predators in AVP, AVP did that part better, the critter at the end looked silly and added nothing.

    I'm also not going to say the Spaihts script was better. I think the array of monsters he provided were mostly too easily dispatched and the Ultramorph was a stupid idea. Just making the ordinary monster bigger does not make it better. The Queen is bigger, but the Queen adds value to the equation. She lays the eggs and exerts control over her underlings. She was an antagonist, too.

    Now we have Covenant on the way. What would make it great? Well-executed script with ideas that are more than Alien saga retreads. Will we get that? It doesn't look that way. Seems like it's a blob of of retread ideas swizzled into a familiar mix. It seems Scott is more interested in recreating the tone of the original, topping the chestburster, and saying, "You want xenomorphs? Here you go." Except it's not the real biomechanical horror, is it? No. It's primal and sort of fleshy, just like the creatures in all the movies from A3 on. It also seems saddled with a ton of groaner material.
    -David 8 makes the Alien. Really? What a letdown. Ok. Some people like the idea. Good for them. I obviously don't.
    -Ripley isn't there, but we'll insert the obligatory Ripley surrogate. Hi Daniels. She might be Ripley's mommy. Great. Ugh!
    -The viral video is 4 minutes of callback material.
    -And we have blood - By the look of the trailer, lots of blood. But does extra blood make the movie better? Alien had some blood. It worked fine. Aliens had almost no blood. Mostly, the blood was bright yellow acid blood, not deep-red human blood.

    Blood is not what makes the movies great. Alien, it's the sense of immersion and the believable nature of the characters that make it work.The mysteries are cool. Derelict, spacejockey, eggs, creature: All Lovecraftian things full of horror and foreboding. They stood the test of time, and Scott is busy crapping them up. It's disgusting. Aliens, it's the story and character interactions that make it go. The Queen is great, but the warriors act too much like cannon fodder. There are some excellent scenes and it's mostly a fun movie to watch. The series goes rapidly downhill after that.

    I think you're right. Covenant is going to be another polarizing movie. But like Prometheus, it will be polarizing for all the wrong reasons. If Scott could just deliver a movie of the same quality as Alien or Aliens, all would be right with the world. But I think he can't. I doubt this will be the movie we're waiting for. That may have to wait however many years for a new director to give it a try, and might never happen.
  14. Darth Vile
    Good to know. But is this actually the Alien film we've been waiting for? That's the only question that really matters. And I guess we'll find out in a couple months.
    But what is the "Alien film we've been waiting for"? It seems there isn't a general consensus of what that would be, and after all, Alien and Aliens were as different (and as good) as two films could be. I expect Alien Covenant to be as divisive, with fans, as Prometheus (just based on general expectations and reception thus far), but it looks like it has a tone that may well appeal to general cinema goers that will, a least, result in 'popularity'.
  15. szkoki
    rewatched it a couple of times. altough it looks much more grounded from this clip than Prometheus its still not as grounded as Alien 1-2-3 was. also Crudup's acting stands out in this clip, you can learn about his character so much

    - obviously he is the vice captain in rank yet the captain trust in his pilot more (just look at his face when the captain sets the pilot in charge)
    - obviously he wanted to do the speech instead of Daniels (again his expression)

    Probably he will do a bunch of dumb shit as soon as he will be in charge officially after the captains death just to prove himself.
  16. XenoHunter99
    Sometimes a film's marketing betrays its true nature. Just look at movies like Alien 3 or Crimson Peak.

    Sometimes there is a swerve, but more often these days, the marketing gives away the whole movie, including plot points and secrets best left a surprise. And in the case of this franchise, the marketing can also make the movie look better than it is. *Prometheus* *hack* *choke*

    Burdern of proof is still on the movie to not be a turd.
  17. XenoHunter99
    "The trouble with the Alien: Covenant prologue"

    http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/23/14712428/alien-covenant-prologue-ridley-scott

    That is, several films from the past at least tried something new. That does not seem to be the case for this one.

    Based on a single ambiguous trailer and viral that won't even make it into the film. It's way too early to make judgement calls, if you ask me.
    I think the evidence is pretty clear. If Covenant somehow *doesn't* turn out as another annoying remake of the series original with some aspects of the second movie thrown in for good measure, like Force Awakens, it will be a pleasant surprise. But it looks like that's what we're getting. I suppose the one real difference is Fassbender's droid, and we've already seen his act in Prometheus. It's kind of too bad the only extra David 8 is Walter. I'd have enjoyed seeing a whole shipload of them mitigating risks for humanity, maybe visiting LV423 to investigate. But then, even that would have been nothing more than a callback to I Robot. It seems odd that, 10 years on, the obligatory robot has the same face and body as David 8. Of course, some parts of the movie might not work if the thing resembles a different person.

    But it's how they're choosing to market the film. They want it to look familiar and like all those other movies everyone liked because that's probably how the film is going to feel.

    Yes, exactly!
  18. SiL
    But it's how they're choosing to market the film. They want it to look familiar and like all those other movies everyone liked because that's probably how the film is going to feel.
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