20th Century Fox have announced that Alien Covenant will be released in cinemas on August 4, 2017! Fox had previously announced Covenant’s release date as October 6, 2017 last year so it’s been given a nice big summer release. As it stands, Alien Covenant doesn’t really have any competition. Pitch Perfect 3 comes out the same weekend while Jumanji is released the week before.
With casting pretty much complete, Alien Covenant is due to start principal photography in the coming weeks in Sydney, Australia. The Prometheus sequel has been written by Jack Paglen, Michael Green and John Logan, and Ridley Scott will be directing the new Alien movie. The story revolves around the spacecraft Covenant discovering a dangerous new world where David the android (played once again by Michael Fassbender) is the only inhabitant.