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Get a first look at Katherine Waterston in Alien: Covenant
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Get a first look at Katherine Waterston in Alien: Covenant

A brand new picture from Ridley Scott's new blockbuster Alien: Covenant has been unveiled and you can see it below:

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The still is a first look at Inherent Vice star Katherine Waterston's role in the movie, she will play a character named Daniels. Starring alongside her are a returning Michael Fassbender and newly cast Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby. 

The movie, which is a sequel to Prometheus, is the start of a new trilogy of Alien prequels. 

Speaking previously about this, Scott said: "When [Covenant] finishes there’ll be another one and then another one. They'll gradually drive into the back entrance of the 1979 film.”

He continued: "Prometheus was borne out of my frustration that in the three Aliens that followed [mine], no-one asked the question 'Who made the Alien and why?'. Very basic questions. I came up with the notion of Prometheus, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from. So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one. We’ll kind of pick it up there, with Michael Fassbender in pieces, and it will evolve..."

Prometheus was released in 2012 and served as a origin story to Alien, it also starred Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce. 

A further sequel to Alien, this time directed by District 9's Neill Blomkamp, was in pre-production last year and was set to shoot in 2017, but has now been put on hold due to Scott's new plans. 

You can check out Prometheus, Alien and all of the sequels in hmv's online store by clicking on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. 

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