New Alien: Covenant Poster is Sexy as Much as it is Terrifying- Plus the Future of the Franchise
The latest installment into the long-running Alien franchise is still a couple of months from release, but that isn’t stopping the producers from pumping out a steady flow of awesome material to get us hyped. These tidbits are coming in all sorts of ways, from Weyland-Yutani commercials for the latest androids on the market, to prologues giving us a chance to meet the latest crew that will have to face off against one of the most brutal killing machines ever imagined. The latest form of media proves that old saying of, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Check out the latest Alien: Covenant poster below:
The above poster, while terrifying in its own right, has an incredible sexiness to it. The artwork is very reminiscent of H.R. Giger’s work, who designed the Xenomorphs for the original film back in 1979. Giger was well known for creating artwork that reflected both horror and seduction that has been revered worldwide. Of course, not everyone will agree that the above poster is “sexy,” but fans of the franchise as well as of the late artist will find a certain seductiveness to it.
Alien: Covenant will take place after the events of Prometheus, but before 1979’s Alien. Director Ridley Scott, who directed the first film in the franchise and 2012’s Prometheus, has a pretty extensive plan for the films following Covenant’s release. According to Scott, the next film after Covenant’s release has already been named Alien: Awakening. Awakening will apparently take place between Prometheus and Covenant, making the Alien timeline just as jumbled as the Star Wars universe. Scott claims that if the next two films are successful, he has another trilogy of films he’d like to do. Please be successful! Please be successful!
What say you, reader? What do you think of the new Alien: Covenant poster? What are your thoughts on Ridley Scott’s vision of the franchise’s future? Are you a fan of HR Giger’s other work? Let us know in the comments section below, or feel free to head on over to our official Disqus channel to talk about it with our staff as well as fellow DFTG readers. If you don’t want to miss the hottest news in gaming and entertainment, be sure to follow us on Twitter to catch 24/7 news coverage.
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