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Updated: New Alien: Covenant TV Spots!

20th Century Fox has released three new TV spots for Alien: Covenant with some new footage. The spots are titled: “Run,” “Hide,” and “Pray.”

Most prominently, we get our first look at the front of the Covenant ship, a close up of the Xenomorph during the shower scene, a new shot of a Neomorph which appears larger than we’ve previously seen, as well as some new shots of the Engineer Citadel.

The marketing campaign continues to kick into high gear with little more than a month until the film’s release.

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Update #1 – Another spot called “Take Me Home” has been released. A tease of an important scene is flashed at the end showing…

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

A longer version of the spot was posted on the official Alien Anthology Instagram.



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  1. acidreign


    Adam Savage (of Myth Busters fame) touring what he calls the "Dreadnought" (I'm assuming this is the David/Shaw juggernaut) set.

    The Giger-style biomechanical corridor appears to be part of this ship, along with the less organic style of tunnel as seen in Prometheus.

    Both styles existing in the same ship is interesting. Wonder if it has any significance.

    Oops looks like someone started a thread about this already!
  2. mn2movies
    i am so excited about this movie,  some worry is it gonna live up to previous standards,  relax people,  its hollywood  let ridley do his thing,  i do hope the other move with sigourney and michael are made in due time,  hope they give the other director his chance, but either way i am glad they are making new films,  i can remember a few yrs back  being so sad that the franchise was over,  then the huge let downs when avp and avpr came out,  i for one loved prometheus,  after all,  gotta keep it exciting,  i do hope that the 3rd film in this franchise will answer some questions about the engineers,  we need more details , penny for your thoughts,  anybody..  just a huge fan   and no im not as computer savy as some of you,  ive tried to post news videos  but somebody always beats me to it,  love this website,  thank you to everybody that makes it happen
  3. Citadel
    Are practical effects intrinsically superior by virtue of being practical? Or is there more to it, than that?
    When done right, sure. Alien is still effective because it was done so convincingly, though there's no doubt parts of the film age just as much as CGI does nowadays. The xeno being blown out of the airlock, for example. There's no mistaking that for anything other than a guy in a suit.

    CGI does work, and Ridley has obviously opted to use more of it because of its versatility in today's industry. If absolutely everything in Covenant was practical it'd be too noticeable. Instead of being invested in the film we'd simply be looking out for the next puppet/moment. It'd be distracting. I think the CGI this time round looks amazing. The xeno hasn't looked this good since its first reveal in Alien. The ship looks great when landing, and the CG facehugger looks brilliant from the spots. I do want practical moments in there, though. The eggs look spectacular, and I'm sure that's all done for real. The stationary ship on the surface looks great. I wouldn't be surprised if every practical piece in Covenant is touched up with CG in some way or another, anyhow.
  4. fernandito
    Are practical effects intrinsically superior by virtue of being practical? Or is there more to it, than that? Here's my take on the matter...
    as long as they are handle with the mastery of the first film, then imo yes.

    After complying with this rule, then the next requierement lies in the watchers part. I mean. If you still want to see a main in a suit when magistral acting; atmosphere; setting (nostromo corridors); and wise camera displacement are all used in a gorgeous manner, then you will see a man in a suit. A suitable punish for all those who are like that, and a bless for the others like me and many fo you too, of course.

    A L I E N will probably be never overcome by any other terror film, unless something new, refresing, but most importantly good enough suddenly surprises us all. And that was precisely what happened in '79. The premise of an alien creature in a ship and blah blah was already not original by then, but the end result of this b movie was something to never be seen and enjoyed again. Only perhaps in alien3, but of course not at the level of alien.

    The loss of Giger will still remain immeasurable anyway. After the first film and the obviously superior and immensely more scary creature from the first film, as well as Scott's magistral sue of it on the screen (the discented camera angles, etc), the alien has not been properly portrayed on the screen in a way that legitimately can scare you since the scene in alien 3 when Ripley finds the alien in the basement, and this one drops down from the ceiling as a puppet, not cgi. This was the last time the alien was scary, in that alien3 scene
  5. NickisSmart
    I'm posting this here, because it concerns the special effects, as found in the TV spots and trailers, etc...

    https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=jsr4m1HqR3Q

    Mitch Brian, from the Alien(s) Minute podcast, likes to poo-poo the CGI effects in Alien: Covenant, in regards to the alien in that film not looking "real" when compared to the creature in Alien. But is he right? Are practical effects intrinsically superior by virtue of being practical? Or is there more to it, than that? Here's my take on the matter...

    The original post, made by Mitch, can be found, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alienminute/permalink/375206582879680/
  6. CainsSon
    https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/855881606527148032

    Any nice screencaps going around?

    Don't kill me!! These came from ATI of scified.

    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xn_,281,29.png.pagespeed.ic.Lte00-LRcZ.jpg
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    Anybody else notice that the Black Goo not only seems to be flowing from inside the Xeno's mouth but also dripping from it's body? It looks like there is Goo dripping off the dome too.
    It could just be slime, but the black stuff coming from inside its mouth is certainly there. Color coincidence? Or Black Goo?
  7. Pvt. Himmel
    https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/855881606527148032

    Any nice screencaps going around?

    Don't kill me!! These came from ATI of scified.

    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xn_,281,29.png.pagespeed.ic.Lte00-LRcZ.jpg
    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xn_,282,29.png.pagespeed.ic.hTAoU8DXxN.jpg
    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xn_,283,29.png.pagespeed.ic.C_0EyMZoJc.jpg
    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xn_,285,29.png.pagespeed.ic.q5iGEDgyDi.png
    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xn_,287,29.png.pagespeed.ic.zsPmflxo_y.png
    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xn_,2810,29.png.pagespeed.ic.m9PvepJyjh.jpg
    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xn_,2811,29.png.pagespeed.ic.oo3DVogX_C.jpg
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    Thank you  :)
    Welcome. 8)
  8. SpeedyMaxx
    Yes, David has emotional traits (or simulacrums of them) which lead to his developing the complex about perfection that he does, which leads to his
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  9. cliffhanger
    Wasn't there some mention that david has a dangerous combo of 'personality treats' that included anger and rage? which would imply anger/rage is the reason he does what he does? i think i remember reading such a thing
  10. SpeedyMaxx
    I think if David felt the Engineers were still superior he would not destroy them.

    My take on his arc in Prometheus is not dissimilar to Shaw's own disillusionment, albeit more cold - he sees they died, can die and calls them 'human after all', prone to frailty due to their own experiments and mistakes which wiped them out. Prone to rage which allows Shaw to overtake the sleeping Engineer and defeat it. They're also inherently flawed by creating a species David deems unworthy: humanity, their creation.

    I think David's take is that both species have profoundly failed, are inherently compromised, and the slate must be wiped for something new.
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Personally I find it a bit too obvious and pat for the character, but that's JMO.
  11. Valaquen
    https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/855881606527148032

    Any nice screencaps going around?

    Don't kill me!! These came from ATI of scified.

    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xn_,281,29.png.pagespeed.ic.Lte00-LRcZ.jpg
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    Thank you  :)
  12. Huggs
    The xenomorph looks gorgeous. That "train-like" style of the head is giving off serious Giger-Vibes. I'll throw a few random thoughts out here.

    1. If David does cry when he destroys the engineers, I'm assuming it's because of the act itself. He's definitely evil enough to think it's beautiful. However, I personally think it's due to the fact that he's eradicating the "superior species". His animosity towards humans is understandable, but much could be learned from the engineers; David did seem very taken (for lack of a better word) with the engineer in Prometheus right before it tore his head off.

    2. I do think, and indeed do hope that the juggernaut from Covenant is the same one from Alien 1979. With the warning heard by the nostromo being the same signal the covenant receives, or maybe a warning activated by a dying engineer to warn any returning exploration vessels or traveling engineers to stay away. Ridely has all the ingrediants needed to make it the same ship. A world infected by black goo, a terraforming expert, the engineers terraforming technology discussed in a previous draft of Prometheus, and david actively manufacturing eggs on the planet. What if the eggs from the original film was davids surplus? what if he found a way to turn the urns or their contents into eggs? Regardless, I'm afraid if Ridley doesn't take this opportunity to explain the Juggernaut, the ship is going to become like Carmine from gears of war. We'll have one wrecked juggernaut after another, and it will become a running gag over four movies, ending in a "thank god he finally picked one" moment.

    3. I think the large citadel is a place of worship, most likely containing the large stone heads we've seen before. Obviously David has caught them unawares, perhaps leaving a service of some sort. The fact that the engineers have it somewhat centered in the city and are dressed like monks has me thinking this is a theocracy. The thing I'm most curious about is this. With the engineers obviously being hostile towards humanity, and david, and the fact that they've been developing bio-organic weaponry, is it possible that the Engineers are actually quite savage? Did David kill them because they are (in fact) a selfish and violent people? Or is it possible that this is merely one city of many encompassing the same planet/system, giving rise to different (and possibly warring) nations or sects, with varying levels of religious/social tolerance? A "superior species" that's so far been hostile and wishes to commit global genocide, I hope they're not going to be made into space nazis. That's it, someone call Captain Blaskowitz.  :)
  13. CainsSon
    Can we relax here gentleman. There's no need to get bent out shape here.  Disagreements are going to happen but if folk can't do it like adults or take criticism, don't get involved.

    Not trying to moderate but to add:
    This is an Alien fan, message board. Of course we take it more seriously than other places would, if we're here, but it's supposed to be fun and communal. There is such a thing as taking ourselves TOO SERIOUSLY folks. Our identity on a message board is nothing to get all offended about.
    Just relax. There really is no reason this needs to be tense.
  14. cliffhanger
    No any single Engineer's did not alive ?

    http://i.imgur.com/JWoa76C.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/FVoAMLe.gif

    yes there definately are survivors. how many remains to be seen. well, survivors of that certain ordeal.
    I can't state whether there will be a single engineer alive after those 10 years.

    but i can guarantee there is atleast 1 survivor from that whole event, and that is because there is a humangineer disected standing like a statue,
    and there's one on the table with it's chest or abdomen opened wide. david has been a buzy bee. i can't imagine that happened before the events
    of the vase dropping, because first of all, the vase dropping scene, david is wearing his prometheus uniform still, suggesting there is little chance
    he has landed and at certain point changed clothes.

    He does change clothes at points, as if it's indeed him when cap gets facehugged then he's clearly wearing something different to his prometheus wear and also had a haircut. he's also wearing some sort of humangineer robe at some point with long hair. the empire shots also show clearly that he's aboard the scorpionaut, dropping the payload. there's a spoiler that the juggernaut connects to the scorpionaut so surely david boards it at certain point, we can assume shaw stays aboard the juggernaut then.

    i can also imagine shaw enraging for what david does and starts shooting at the scropionaut which causes a battle in which shaw crashes into the forests. but that's rather imagination instead of factual base.

    point is, even if this scene takes part midway during the movie, it's a flashback of an event that surely must have happened rather shortly after they arrive on the planet.

    so do humangineers survive this event? yes. undoubtedly. will tehre be a single survivor from the planet when the covenant arrives? that remains to be seen. i woudn't find it impossible to have a handful of survivors, but i'm not expecting such.

    Well...on the bombing run.   In Prometheus, the vase David surreptitiously retrieved did not seem to be designed to open and aerosolize when dropped?   He had to unscrew the lid, and then pull out slime surrounded glassy viles. 

    However, by just opening the door to the vase room / head room, vases started oozing black liquid, but this took several minutes to hours. 

    Maybe these vases get activated somehow or have other behaviors.

    I mean dropping them from on high and having them disperse perfectly?  On a one-chance-only attack effort.  It does not seem like they hit the ground and popped as the dispersal mechanism.   I guess David read the owners manual on them.  ;-)

    Yeah I was thinking the same thing. The ampule David examines in Prom has a configuration inside that looks like it should shatter on impact, thus mixing different fluids that probably only become dangerous when mixed. But the ampules in the head room start sweating black liquid from the top, perhaps in reaction to atmospheric difference (or the presence of humans?). I don't expect this to be explained or expanded on in Covenant as I think it's just one symptom of Prometheus being a patchwork of different plots that got Lindeloffed as well.

    double load vases? chemical warfare in different compounds? ergo, like a neutron-bomb,atom-bomb and VX-gas bomb all packed together?
  15. ReluctantNerd
    Well...on the bombing run.   In Prometheus, the vase David surreptitiously retrieved did not seem to be designed to open and aerosolize when dropped?   He had to unscrew the lid, and then pull out slime surrounded glassy viles. 

    However, by just opening the door to the vase room / head room, vases started oozing black liquid, but this took several minutes to hours. 

    Maybe these vases get activated somehow or have other behaviors.

    I mean dropping them from on high and having them disperse perfectly?  On a one-chance-only attack effort.  It does not seem like they hit the ground and popped as the dispersal mechanism.   I guess David read the owners manual on them.  ;-)

    Yeah I was thinking the same thing. The ampule David examines in Prom has a configuration inside that looks like it should shatter on impact, thus mixing different fluids that probably only become dangerous when mixed. But the ampules in the head room start sweating black liquid from the top, perhaps in reaction to atmospheric difference (or the presence of humans?). I don't expect this to be explained or expanded on in Covenant as I think it's just one symptom of Prometheus being a patchwork of different plots that got Lindeloffed as well.
  16. cliffhanger
    or he's crying because he's oddly enough actually feeling the unforgivable act he is doing, despite thinking what he's doing is actually the right thing to do, or his purpose, if you may.
  17. The Eighth Passenger
    . .whats this talk about an international trailer that shows the actual bombing. .when did this happen. .is it another tv spot or a full cinematic trailer?. .as for tv spots. .i know about. .run pray hide and the shaw one. .is their any others available on youtube?

    There's a second or two of bombing footage in the new Vietnamese TV spot. I suspect we'll see more of it in the final trailer.

    No any single Engineer's did not alive ?

    http://i.imgur.com/JWoa76C.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/FVoAMLe.gif

    wondering if is this a payback for Weyland or he just playing around or he is still trying harder

    Probably payback for his head getting ripped off. David's a smart boy, he isn't taking any chances this time.
  18. Stanley
    Well...on the bombing run.   In Prometheus, the vase David surreptitiously retrieved did not seem to be designed to open and aerosolize when dropped?   He had to unscrew the lid, and then pull out slime surrounded glassy viles. 

    However, by just opening the door to the vase room / head room, vases started oozing black liquid, but this took several minutes to hours. 

    Maybe these vases get activated somehow or have other behaviors.

    I mean dropping them from on high and having them disperse perfectly?  On a one-chance-only attack effort.  It does not seem like they hit the ground and popped as the dispersal mechanism.   I guess David read the owners manual on them.  ;-)
  19. echobbase79
    This scene takes place halfway through the movie, according to the soundtrack list.

    I suppose he's just crying because he thinks it's beautiful.

    Oh okay, I didn't know that scene takes place later in the movie. I guess David must tell the crew what happened on the planet after saving them from the neomorphs.

    Yeah, he probably cries because it's beautiful to him.

    The basic fact is you don't have to come on forums like this if you feel as though you are being spoiled. I guarantee you the average viewer interested in Covenant will not know what the hell the goo bombing scene is about, they won't have spent months reading hints and suggestions, gossip and rumours of what is going on. I know a few people who like the Alien series, want to see Covenant, and they just don't know. 

    This level of revelation is nothing new if you're hunting it out, Starlog used to spoil the hell out of films with behind the scenes reports and photographs.

    Sorry to be blunt, but if you feel as though you've spoiled the film that's your own fault. The description here at AvP even describes there will be a moment showing a bit of the bombing... yet you watch the clip anyway.

    Also, I don't consider that I've spoiled myself if I've connected the dots already. Now I'm just being confirmed what I already knew.
  20. echobbase79
    Well, after Weyland died, he said he was free. He also said to Shaw: Doesn't everyone want their parents dead? So it seems like he always wanted to be free, and never really liked Weyland.

    True, but I'm thinking this scene is right after the opening flashback with Weyland. Maybe the flashback triggers how he really did love Weyland.

    Or maybe like you stated, he simply sad because of seeing the Engineers die.
  21. Tonyhartmorph
    The basic fact is you don't have to come on forums like this if you feel as though you are being spoiled. I guarantee you the average viewer interested in Covenant will not know what the hell the goo bombing scene is about, they won't have spent months reading hints and suggestions, gossip and rumours of what is going on. I know a few people who like the Alien series, want to see Covenant, and they just don't know. 

    This level of revelation is nothing new if you're hunting it out, Starlog used to spoil the hell out of films with behind the scenes reports and photographs.

    Sorry to be blunt, but if you feel as though you've spoiled the film that's your own fault. The description here at AvP even describes there will be a moment showing a bit of the bombing... yet you watch the clip anyway.
  22. Evanus
    Well, after Weyland died, he said he was free. He also said to Shaw: Doesn't everyone want their parents dead? So it seems like he always wanted to be free, and never really liked Weyland.
  23. juxtapose
    . .whats this talk about an international trailer that shows the actual bombing. .when did this happen. .is it another tv spot or a full cinematic trailer?. .as for tv spots. .i know about. .run pray hide and the shaw one. .is their any others available on youtube?
  24. cliffhanger
    Are any of you guys worried you're seeing too much? , I remember watching Prometheus and thinking wow I feel like I've seen every major scene already, I've tried not to do the same this time, it's hard though!  :)

    it's taking up pace a bit too much lately.
    The Empire Magazine shot of David unleashing hordes of vases/canisters was mega, and epic, and perfect. It was just enough.
    Unfortunately, i feel that with the latest vids, showing those vases actually being dropped, and seeing black stuff splattered over the citizens,
    that it's giving away too much.

    it would be better NOT to have shown that, and keep it restricted to the empire shot.

    but oh well.
  25. Daz1999
    Are any of you guys worried you're seeing too much? , I remember watching Prometheus and thinking wow I feel like I've seen every major scene already, I've tried not to do the same this time, it's hard though!  :)
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