The countdown to “Alien: Covenant,” director Ridley Scott’s sequel to 2014’s “Prometheus,” and the second in his series of “Alien” prequels. Ahead of the film’s May 19 release, Fox has announced the return of Alien Day.
Introduced last year, the event’s April 26 date is a nod to planet LV-426 from the sci-fi horror franchise. The planned fan-focused festivities on that day include a live-streaming event with the cast of “Covenant,” a screening of 1979’s “Alien” and “Prometheus,” special reveals and product launches.
Here’s a rundown of Fox’s plans for Alien Day:
- A live-streaming event at Fox Studios in Los Angeles, beginning at April 26 10 a.m. PT, and carried on all “Alien” social-media channels at AlienUniverse.com. It will include a cast Q&A and behind-the-scenes segments highlighting the making of “Alien: Covenant.”
- A global one-night screening of director Ridley Scott’s “Alien” and “Prometheus” at participating RPX Regal Cinema theaters in the United States and worldwide partners.
- The “MU/TH/UR of all ‘Alien’ Trivia Challenges” at AlienUniverse.com, with a new quiz unveiled every four hours and 26 minutes. Fans will answer a series of rapid-fire questions for a chance to win a VIP trip to Ridley Scott’s upcoming Imprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and other prizes.
- A fan-art contest, with the winning entry to be transformed into a limited-edition T-shirt available with the purchase of the “Alien: Covenant” Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD.
Additionally on April 18, fans will be able to own the complete “Alien Universe” on Blu-ray, featuring four limited-edition Mondo “Alien” poster cards. “Alien” merchandise will also debut from such licensees as Dark Horse, Funko, Titan, Audible, PPW Toys, NECA, Cool Props, and Hallmark.
Opening May 19, “Alien: Covenant” stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby.