A Very Cool Alien: Covenant Rumor Ties Together the Universe in an Unexpected Way


***Spoiler Warning:  Though as yet unconfirmed by other sources, this rumor could end up a MAJOR Alien:  Covenant SPOILER; read ahead at your own risk. Spoilers***

Not that long ago, we posted the first Covenant set photo of Katherine Waterston, along with some of the film’s plot details. This second in Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel trilogy — Prometheus being the first — finds Waterston’s Daniels and her crew checking out a planet inhabited only by (presumably reattached to his body) David (Michael Fassbender). To that, I say HA! Fat chance he’s the only creature on said planet, but that’s not why we’re here, is it?


We’re here because according to The Playlist, Daniels is related to a character we already know. I’m going to Spoiler-code it here so you can decide for certain whether or not you want that information. If you decide to skip over, please be mindful that the rest of this post (and probably comments) will address the contents.

Katherine Waterston is playing
Ripley’s mother! “Sources close to film and actress tell the Playlist that Waterston will be playing Ellen Ripley’s mother in Alien: Covenant which is an amazing twist and true to Scott’s promise that the post-Prometheus prequels will eventually lead right up to the first Alien movie. But it should be noted that Waterston isn’t the lead of the movie, and it’s an ensemble piece like Prometheus.

If true, this is very interesting news, and almost makes sense of Ridley Scott’s interference with Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5. As Alien’s creator — father, so to speak — it’s possible Scott wanted the character history to play out before Sigourney Weaver came back to properly finish off Ripley’s story, although it does feel a lille Star Wars-y, doesn’t it?

That shot of Daniels in a ship’s hull did remind me so much of Ripley,


I wonder if we’ll get a callback to this moment:


Alien:  Covenant will be in theaters August 4, 2017.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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