“Alien: Covenant” is bringing the Xenomorph front and center in its new international poster.
The poster, made for Korean audiences, prominently shows Katherine Waterston’s character Daniels in a Ripley-esque mode, with some of the images in the background of the collage — the alien’s eggs, some huge tentacles, and the overall black and grey tones of the poster — completing the “Alien” throwback feel.
This Ridley Scott-directed movie is also a bridge between “Prometheus” and the “Alien” franchise, since Michael Fassbender’s complex android character David is back, more than likely showcasing the full extent to how much he has contributed to the rise of the Xenomorph. Noomi Rapace, not featured, is also part of the film to fully integrate the two stories of “Prometheus” and “Alien.”
Billy Crudup’s Christopher Oram is also highlighted in the poster, as part of the crew of the colony ship Covenant, who discover an uncharted world that is actually a hellscape — thanks to the Xenomorph species.
The entire collage is framed inside the image of a Xenomorph, with its mouth dripping with nasty goo, further adding to the overt ties to the broader “Alien” world. “Alien: Covenant” is scheduled for release on May 19.