They take the one compelling character-Shaw,keep the evil f**king robot I wish Vicker had yoked his cord,& we get doughy lego faced KW&Pineapple Express!!f**k THIS MOVIE NOW&FOREVER!!!Whoever's behind this has screwed the pooch!!!!!!Some people don't when to stop....
they should have done this to somebody else than Shaw. what the fuzz man.
Why not have waterston instead? ah , because she's supposed to be this movies 'ripley' offcourse. cheap shot, really.
but why on earth not add some other character, that has been through less? some 'replaceable' female character that runs into david. yeah, too short of time.
but then how about the covenant finding the distress signal from somebody else, and that david has sent a signal to earth to send someone before, and that happened just moments before covenant's trip so they don't know much about that but simply recieve a distress signal.
you could have divert it just as much, and save Shaw for some other role, where she can get a little redemption. It doesn't need to be 'deeply sad' to work. It also would have opened for an interesting additional movie for the ship that went to david's message to send meat before.
david's a real bad, evil motherf****er. very dark sh*t.
then again, we can't say Shaw doesn't want this for herself for whatever reason or reasoning happenening during the time spent there.
on the other hand then, we aren't guaranteed something bad doesn't happen to shaw. does SHE get infected accidentally - her own fault?
does she get facehugged? why did the juggernaut crash, and what happened to her?
did she get gravely wounded? was she undoubtedly going to die, but did david know or tell her he can 'save her' 'at a cost' ? did he administer the stuff to save her thus?
she looks rather dead on that HBO bookpage, and then we see the prop/head with the stuff aside the heads just like the amazing concept art, so i'll assume that's later? though imho what i find odd is that the hbo page picture looks like she's missing her lower jaw, and theres something weird there, so i find it odd that the prop then has a complete jaw whilst looking more advanced and 'further developed' ?
either way she's scr*wed. here's hoping they'll have a way to bring it in an acceptable, satisfying way.
i don't want this sadeness on this great character.
if david does it delibaretly because he's evil, then he's reaaaaaly a b*stard thinking about looking at the prologue piece.