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Updated: Alien: Covenant – Prologue: The Crossing Released!

The scene that has been making the rounds in Empire Magazine and was screened at CinemaCon has been released online. It is still unclear if this scene is included in the film or is a separate prologue for marketing purposes similar to the previously released “Last Supper” Prologue scene.

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The scene shows the journey of Shaw and David aboard the Juggernaut after departing LV-223 at the end of Prometheus. Shaw reconnects David’s head to his body, after which he guides her to use the Engineer hyper-sleep pod.

The fact that Shaw is in hyper-sleep begs the question if she still will be when the Covenant crew arrive.

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Update #1 – Bloody-Disgusting have confirmed with Fox that this scene will not be featured in the film.



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  1. rabidranger
    The Engineer from Prometheus was 2000+ years old. My guess is these rubes from Covenant are the same race, different (less advanced) civilization. They probably look at the Prometheus dude as heroes. Aren't they cheering when David shows up? It's like Charles Lindbergh is landing.
  2. Predaker
    They're intended to be the Engineers, by all accounts. The crew referring to them as Deadgineers. The makeup difference is likely due to cost and effort of such a quick scene.

    I am sure they also made an executive decision in production design that they might also look a bit different after 2,000 years. I doubt they were just uniformly comfortable not putting the same effort into the Engineer make up to save a few bucks.

    The sacrificial engineer was potentially hundreds of millions of years before the incident on LV-223 and he wasn't made to be any different. They seem to be just fine not going through all the trouble of exactly replicating the Prometheus engineers for a huge group of extras in what is a nonessential and likely split-second close up.

    For all the fuss, they don't actually look terribly different. I think a lot of this comes from their funny expressions and how their faces aren't like greek statues.
  3. Adorianu

    ................... The makeup difference is likely due to cost and effort of such a quick scene.

    That makes sense..........but still , there is a chaphel in their city where they worship , murals, big giant sculptured heads which look exactly like themselves...isn't that odd??!!.....OR is there another  being/God above these engineers ?..I belive when Shaw told Holloway that they found their maker.......Holloway replied "then who created them". It seems there is another deity that hopefully Ridley will reveal.

    Why odd? we were and are building human statues as well...
  4. shawsbaby
    They're intended to be the Engineers, by all accounts. The crew referring to them as Deadgineers. The makeup difference is likely due to cost and effort of such a quick scene.

    I am sure they also made an executive decision in production design that they might also look a bit different after 2,000 years. I doubt they were just uniformly comfortable not putting the same effort into the Engineer make up to save a few bucks.
  5. Predaker

    ................... The makeup difference is likely due to cost and effort of such a quick scene.

    That makes sense..........but still , there is a chaphel in their city where they worship , murals, big giant sculptured heads which look exactly like themselves...isn't that odd??!!.....OR is there another  being/God above these engineers ?..I belive when Shaw told Holloway that they found their maker.......Holloway replied "then who created them". It seems there is another deity that hopefully Ridley will reveal.

    The engineers on LV-223 also had a giant head sculpture. Ridley said they are like the apostles or wise men.
  6. palerider

    ................... The makeup difference is likely due to cost and effort of such a quick scene.

    That makes sense..........but still , there is a chaphel in their city where they worship , murals, big giant sculptured heads which look exactly like themselves...isn't that odd??!!.....OR is there another  being/God above these engineers ?..I belive when Shaw told Holloway that they found their maker.......Holloway replied "then who created them". It seems there is another deity that hopefully Ridley will reveal.
  7. Adorianu
    I don't think its the same planet. Besides, these covenant munchkin engineers have shrunk again in size. Probably by covenant movie 2, the engineers will be the size of lilliputians and we can all go off galavanting on some gullivers travels in space adventure.


    I have to disagree with you. Those guys on paradise are not engineers. They are the offspring of the Blue guys that are the engineers, just like they offspringed us sacrificing themselves by drinking the goo. The engineers have probably  done this process thru out the galaxy.Those people on paradise,if you look closely to the released photos show a resemblence to the engineers, quite rightly so, because they carry the same DNA. Thats why they worship them.Gods to them.They created them just like us. Coming back to the opening scene in Prometheus I belive the seeding done was not earth but Paradise.

    Now the million dollar question is, why on earth did David bomb those guys??!!

    No,they are Engineers,check here:
    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=57141.0
  8. Sway
    I don't think its the same planet. Besides, these covenant munchkin engineers have shrunk again in size. Probably by covenant movie 2, the engineers will be the size of lilliputians and we can all go off galavanting on some gullivers travels in space adventure.


    I have to disagree with you. Those guys on paradise are not engineers. They are the offspring of the Blue guys that are the engineers, just like they offspringed us sacrificing themselves by drinking the goo. The engineers have probably  done this process thru out the galaxy.Those people on paradise,if you look closely to the released photos show a resemblence to the engineers, quite rightly so, because they carry the same DNA. Thats why they worship them.Gods to them.They created them just like us. Coming back to the opening scene in Prometheus I belive the seeding done was not earth but Paradise.

    Now the million dollar question is, why on earth did David bomb those guys??!!

    Because he perceives them as engineers, which they highly likely are. There's been nothing released that should lead use to believe that they are anything but.
  9. palerider
    I don't think its the same planet. Besides, these covenant munchkin engineers have shrunk again in size. Probably by covenant movie 2, the engineers will be the size of lilliputians and we can all go off galavanting on some gullivers travels in space adventure.


    I have to disagree with you. Those guys on paradise are not engineers. They are the offspring of the Blue guys that are the engineers, just like they offspringed us sacrificing themselves by drinking the goo. The engineers have probably  done this process thru out the galaxy.Those people on paradise,if you look closely to the released photos show a resemblence to the engineers, quite rightly so, because they carry the same DNA. Thats why they worship them.Gods to them.They created them just like us. Coming back to the opening scene in Prometheus I belive the seeding done was not earth but Paradise.

    Now the million dollar question is, why on earth did David bomb those guys??!!
  10. Whos_Nick
    This prologue is hilarious; way to completely ditch the entire premise for your sequel with an 80 second hand wave. Oh look, she's reattached his head, isn't she kind! Oh look, they're buddies now! How sweet! Oh look, she's going to sleep. BYE! ::)

    David infected entire planet with black goo

    He bombed a small city in a valley - not an entire planet. And don't say that the goo spreads. We don't know that. The spores are encountered near the crashed Juggernaut.

    She hated him, but understood she needed him to get to Paradise. Which explains why she would reattach his head. So he could pilot the ship, like she asked him to.
  11. SpeedyMaxx
    They were not exactly bitter enemies when we left them. Not in the final cut. Shaw and David were not fast friends but they had a tacit understanding of each other. That's what I found far more interesting at the end of the last movie, that tenuous relationship where she didn't just have venom for him but seemed to tolerate and accept him while firmly keeping him in line.

    We also have absolutely no way of knowing how fast and far David's payload on the planet spreads; we have no metric for that. This imaginary black goo in this fictional sci-fi movie does not have a quantifiable measurement. We also don't know whether he deliberately seeded the rest of the environs.
  12. ChrisPachi
    This prologue is hilarious; way to completely ditch the entire premise for your sequel with an 80 second hand wave. Oh look, she's reattached his head, isn't she kind! Oh look, they're buddies now! How sweet! Oh look, she's going to sleep. BYE! ::)

    David infected entire planet with black goo

    He bombed a small city in a valley - not an entire planet. And don't say that the goo spreads. We don't know that. The spores are encountered near the crashed Juggernaut.
  13. rabidranger
    The black goo is basically a MacGuffin. It becomes whatever is needed to advance the plot as it can both create and destroy depending on who is wielding it and to what effect. It seems to be programmable.
  14. Adorianu
    I don't think its the same planet. Besides, these covenant munchkin engineers have shrunk again in size. Probably by covenant movie 2, the engineers will be the size of lilliputians and we can all go off galavanting on some gullivers travels in space adventure.

    BUT, there is that black/charred spore pod floating up to the covenant crew's ear in the first trailer which seems to be the same color as the dissolving engineer in Prometheus.

    Which brings me to another point. The Prometheus engineer dissolved, yet the pompeii covenant engineers don't dissolve but petrify. Unless there are 2 strains of goo - liquid to react with solvents like water, and black gas when airborne/spore particles.

    Dude you have NOTHING to compare if those Engineers are smaller lol.And spore have color as black goo because David infected entire planet with black goo....Did you even watched trailers ? or read stuff here?
  15. episodenone
    I'm sure you have all discussed this -- but even if David drops all the ampules and all the Engineers on Paradise die etc --- wouldn't there be some of them manning the docking station that would survive?
  16. motherfather
    I don't think its the same planet. Besides, these covenant munchkin engineers have shrunk again in size. Probably by covenant movie 2, the engineers will be the size of lilliputians and we can all go off galavanting on some gullivers travels in space adventure.

    BUT, there is that black/charred spore pod floating up to the covenant crew's ear in the first trailer which seems to be the same color as the dissolving engineer in Prometheus.

    Which brings me to another point. The Prometheus engineer dissolved, yet the pompeii covenant engineers don't dissolve but petrify. Unless there are 2 strains of goo - liquid to react with solvents like water, and black gas when airborne/spore particles.
  17. palerider
    I'm not sure if this has been discussed, if it has please forgive the duplication.

    Question is, remember the opening scene in promehteus, the engineer sacrifices himself and as a result a new DNA/life is formed. We all tought that planet was earth. Could that planet be the one in Covenant, paradise ??...sure has the same atmosphere !
  18. Adorianu
    I know I might be grasping at straws, but the mural in prometheus did seem to be pointing to a xeno-like creature that the engineers seemed to be in servitude/worship of.

    Yes it could be the ultimate pure form of something they created from scratch. But it could also be something they found already existing and either worshipped "as is", or they optmized it via distilling its dna.

    I guess I"m just in love with the idea that the xenos (maybe less lethal / more mortal) existed in some natural form until they were "supersized". That to me would be much more palatable than David having any hand in things or solving a puzzle the engineers couldn't capably manage on their own.

    Heck even combining 2 existing species one with 4 limbs and a tail, and one with egg-laying abilities would be better in my mind than "a magic black goo did it all".

    The creature on the mural was Deacon :).In this movie though we see that Alien have more organic look,so yeah maybe David created this by his own,or there was recipe that he discovered and created this Alien and he will upgrade it to have biomechanical classic look we know.
    Time will tell :).
  19. motherfather
    I know I might be grasping at straws, but the mural in prometheus did seem to be pointing to a xeno-like creature that the engineers seemed to be in servitude/worship of.

    Yes it could be the ultimate pure form of something they created from scratch. But it could also be something they found already existing and either worshipped "as is", or they optmized it via distilling its dna.

    I guess I"m just in love with the idea that the xenos (maybe less lethal / more mortal) existed in some natural form until they were "supersized". That to me would be much more palatable than David having any hand in things or solving a puzzle the engineers couldn't capably manage on their own.

    Heck even combining 2 existing species one with 4 limbs and a tail, and one with egg-laying abilities would be better in my mind than "a magic black goo did it all - with the help of David" explanation.
  20. Adorianu
    I still think the need to even erect a citadel is telling. Could they have been living alongside "something(s)" they needed to protect themselves from?

    Dude you are looking too much into this,its just city with walls,just like we people were building ours.There was life but after David attack no anymore,and no Xenos,how they were created will be the point of this movie,he will from what we know create them,he is doing experiments on this planet.They will nor just randomly pop out from David attack xD.
  21. Sabres21768
    They weren't xenos.

    What was the "thing" with the spindly legs at the top left of the steps then?

    Why bother buliding a citadel unless you are protecting yourself from something and keeping it on the other side of the walls?
    That was nothing more than multiple Engineers seen from that angle.
    Ther is another pic of that same area seen from the side and you can see it's just Engineer bodies.
  22. motherfather
    Hold on a moment. Let's cast our minds back to last year and that early leak of pompeii-esque still image...

    In that scene on the steps, human-like shapes are seen battling what looks like Xenos. So wouldn't that mean Xenos were already on the planet BEFORE the arrival of the engineer ship and release of urn-bombs?

    Otherwise it would seem a little too instantaneous for the release of the goo bombs to kickstart an evolution of xenos, and moments later wipe evrerything out, including the petrified remains of the xenos.

    And in any case... How come the planet civilization has no sophisticated air traffic control system or ground to air defence capabilities? Surely it can't be as simple as David rocking up to their planet uninvited in order to trojan horse the heck out of everything.(Yes, its possible David could master their language and flute, but to a foolproof level?)

    Unless... The engineers are so busy battling the Xenos, they don't have time to manually intercept the arriving ship. So the scorpion tail manages to finally go into auto-defence mode after the release of the goo bombs, eventually flnging the engineer ship aside to send it crashing and embedding itself precariously into the side of a hill.

    Assuming the scorpion tail is a docking device, there has to be more than just last minute dock and go. What about comms systems and foolproof handshakes designed to intercept objects before they even reach planetary orbit, never mind the surface?

    I'm just having a last-minute panic that the movie pulls a Prometheus - lots of breathtaking imagery and design, but beneath the surface very little makes sense.
  23. Albert78
    Hello guys!!

    Could you write here  what David says just at the end of the prologue?

    Im spanish and have some doubts....He talks faster than I can undestand!!!

    Thank you very much!!!
  24. cliffhanger
    Back to the actual footage. I am thoroughly hyped up and excited by the positive feedback.

    Just look at the poll alone; 138 votes, 8 thought it was 'meh' and a whopping 130 think it's awesome, that's 94.2 % as mentioned above.
    so 94% that saw the footage think it's awesome, DESPITE the footage being very low in resolution to view, another viewer's silhouette blocking the view,
    and being merely 2 parts of the movie alltogether.

  25. reecebomb
    ignore mode on

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    there, much better.

    It's not like you were paying attention before, silly fanboy.
  26. cliffhanger
    ignore mode on

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    there, much better.
  27. reecebomb
    Cliffhanger, Ingwar and few others - you remind of the guys who used to call anyone who dared to criticize Colonial Marines a troll, hater... before the game was released, while it was obvious somethings was not right with it for some time before release. Some of them were defending it even after it was released. So are you a blind fanboy who can't take criticism and acts like if someone criticized his/her dear husband/wife?

    Alien Covenant 10 preview has it's positives and negatives, this however is pure jokes. I don't get why people get pumped by this clip, it's a travesty.

    In what way?

    I'll get back to it later, tight schedual today.
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