‘Alien: Covenant’ Wraps Production With a New Set Photo
Our first look at Katherine Waterston’s character in Alien: Covenant was a bit shadowy, but the latest photo from the set offers a much better sneak peek at the actress’ new hero — and she’s sporting a very familiar look. Ridley Scott celebrated the end of production on his upcoming Alien prequel by sharing a new image, in which he poses opposite Waterston in what could just as easily be a Calvin Klein ad.
It’s a really nice photo, to be honest:
Waterston plays the role of derelict crew captain Daniels, and as you can see in the above photo, her style is very similar to that of Sigourney Weaver’s iconic Alien hero Ripley (a potentially spoiler-y rumor may explain why) with the short hair, the white tank top and space commando look, etc.
Alien: Covenant co-stars Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Amy Seimetz, Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo and Jussie Smollett, and centers on a derelict crew that stumbles upon what appears to be an uncharted paradise. But as their exploration begins, they make an unnerving discovery: The planet’s only inhabitant is David, the mischievous synthetic played by Michael Fassbender.
Fassbender is joined by fellow Prometheus star Noomi Rapace, whose involvement with Alien: Covenant was uncertain up until very recently — though it remains unclear just how big her role will be.
Alien: Covenant hits theaters on August 4, 2017.