Alien: Covenant teaser reveals fate of Prometheus crew

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

An extended prologue for Alien: Covenant resolves a key cliffhanger from Prometheus: What happened to Dr Elizabeth Shaw?

Last we saw Dr Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the body-less, homicidal android David (Michael Fassbender) in Prometheus, they'd absconded with one of the Engineer's ships and set off to meet their creators.

This new prologue - released in celebration of Alien Day - reveals that Dr Shaw showed mercy on David despite all of his murderous tendencies and helped re-attach his head to his body. Perhaps not a wise move?

"After we made contact with the Engineers, the Prometheus was destroyed. All hands were lost, but I escaped with Elizabeth in one of their ships," David explained. "I was badly injured in our mission. She put me back together. I never experienced such compassion."

The two seemed hunky dory, at least temporarily, as they debated whether it was actually wise to journey to the home planet of the Engineers (especially after the horror they'd just faced).

"What if they are no better than us?" Dr Shaw wonders, with David assuring her: "So long as they're no worse."

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Soon, David is isolated again as he puts Dr Shaw in a hyper-sleep chamber for the rest of their journey. As the ship finally arrives on the Engineers' glorious home world, the two face their judgment day.

We'll have to wait for Alien: Covenant to find out just how the Engineers receive their visitors, but we'd predict they'll be less than friendly. Remember how murder-y the Space Jockey in Prometheus was?

This extended resolution from Prometheus seems to be only a preamble to Alien: Covenant's actual story, where Daniels (Katherine Waterston) and her crew of terraformers find David once again headless and alone.

Safe to assume Dr Shaw won't be around for long, then?

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We'll find out when Alien: Covenant makes contact in the UK on May 12 and in the US on May 19. Watch a previous trailer below:

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