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This morning, 20th Century Fox unveiled a photo of the crew of the Covenant, the ship that’s inevitably going to run into some trouble in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant. It seems these space travelers just had a nice dinner, complete with some whiskey, and we even detect some smiles that will soon be wiped off their faces.
Introducing the #AlienCovenant crew. Don’t miss @LegionFX on @FXNetworks tomorrow, February 22, for a special sneak peek. pic.twitter.com/fmP73LrcnY
— Alien: Covenant (@AlienAnthology) February 21, 2017
The group is flanked by Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender, the latter of whom is back from Prometheus. Elsewhere, you can spot Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Danny McBride and Demián Bichir. Notably, James Franco is prominently featured at the center of the image, draped in some sort of blanket, staring dead-eyed into the camera. That placement seems to indicate that ...
- Esther Zuckerman
Ahead of a sneak peek Wednesday, a new image from Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant has been released, showing the full crew of the Covenant for the first time — including the debut of a particularly dapper and presumably ill-fated James Franco.
Franco seemed curiously absent from the first trailer for Ridley Scott's follow-up to his 2012 franchise prequel Prometheus (although it's possible that he's the unfortunate figure who gets alien particulate in his ear at the 1:11 mark), so the sight of him standing in the center of the new image, wearing a blanket that looks like a robe, in »
- Graeme McMillan
Author: Zehra Phelan
Ahead of a new Alien: Covenant trailer sneaking in during the next episode of Legion on FX tomorrow evening, 20th Century Fox has released a new image of the full Alien: Covenant crew including a first look at James Franco as Captain Branson.
The crew picture which includes the movie’s 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, has a few too many smiles radiating out of the image. Where guessing they’ve all polished off that empty bottle of Jack Daniels on the table just a little too quickly.
With Ridley Scott returning home to »
- Zehra Phelan
Ridley Scott’s latest addition to the franchise he created more than forty years ago, “Alien: Covenant” doesn’t hit theaters until May 18th, but 20th Century Fox has released a new photo of the star-studded crew in the meantime. The studio will also air a sneak peek of the sci-fi thriller during FX’s broadcast of Noah Hawley’s critically acclaimed “Legion.”
The original “Alien” has a long list of sequels and prequels, most recently 2012’s “Prometheus,” which drew mixed reactions from fans and critics alike. “Covenant” picks up where “Prometheus” left off, with Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Guy Pearce returning to their roles. Rounding out the cast of “Covenant” are James Franco, Amy Seimetz, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, and, Jussie Smollett.
The trailer, »
- Jude Dry
If you didn't believe that James Franco was going to be part of the Alien: Covenant cast before, here's your definitive proof. 20th Century Fox has released the official Covenant Crew photo, and we see Franco standing front and center looking Jesus like in his white robes, and he's seen standing next to his frequent on-screen collaborator and sometimes comedy partner Danny McBride. Fox had this to say about the photo.
So far, 20th Century Fox has released only one teaser trailer for Alien: Covenant. And this latest sneak peek doesn't sound like it will be the full-trailer either. Which makes us think that director Ridley Scott is being sneaky on his build-up to the May 19, 2017 release date. Perhaps much of the thrills, »
Alien: Covenant continues to potentially be one of Ridley Scott’s most interesting movies. It isn’t just interesting because of the mythology that it hitches itself to, but rather how it ended up being an Alien film in the first place. First coined as a Prometheus sequel, it wasn’t long before Scott settled on an Alien name, the first being Alien: Paradise Lost. That one didn’t last too long, for a few weeks later, it was confirmed that the title change was Alien: Covenant. Why Covenant? Well, that’s the name of the ship that we’ll be riding with for the duration of the journey, and when all said and done, it certainly makes for a less pretentious title.
But what would the film be about? That was the $10,000 question, wasn’t it? Well, this one looks to be both a sequel to the divisive Prometheus, »
- Joseph Medina
You can view the new photo below, and if you want to see a sneak peek of Alien: Covenant, be sure to watch Legion on FX tomorrow.
"Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition."
- Derek Anderson
Alien Covenant crew revealed in new official photo!
20th Century Fox have revealed a new publicity photo featuring the Alien Covenant crew from the forthcoming Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Prometheus. The image shows most of the cast in the upcoming film, including James Franco (centre), and the stunning set work that has been completed on it.
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 star in the film, most of whom can be seen in that stunning new image.
Here’s the official synopsis, as provided by the studio.
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, »
- Paul Heath
20th Century Fox has released a new image from Alien: Covenant which introduces the crew of the Covenant, as well as announcing that we’ll get a new sneak peek of Ridley Scott’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi horror tomorrow night during Legion on FX. Take a look at the new image here…
See Also: Watch the red band trailer for Alien: Covenant here
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant »
- Gary Collinson
Ahead of its launch next June, production on Universal’s Jurassic World 2 is officially underway in London, and it appears those early rumors linking Bd Wong with Juan Antonio Bayona’s monstrous sequel were right all along.
Taking to Instagram over the course of the weekend, Wong all but confirmed that he’ll reprise the role of shady geneticist Dr. Henry Wu, who was last seen fleeing Isla Nublar by helicopter with a raft of dinosaur embryos. Towards the end of Colin Trevorrow’s franchise revival, we learned that Wu actually held an alliance with Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) that involved licensing InGen’s research to the military. And we all know how much Hoskins wanted to assimilate the Velociraptors onto the battlefield.
Can we expect to see Wong’s pioneering research stretch beyond the parameters of Costa Rica come 2018? It would certainly appear so. Besides, such a plot »
- Michael Briers
While we’ve all seen Michael Keaton’s Vulture in the trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Adrian Toomes isn’t the only villain set to cause trouble for Tom Holland’s wall-crawler in this July’s Marvel and Sony-produced reboot.
Spidey is also going to find himself going up against The Tinkerer (Michael Chernus) and Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine), and now thanks to some promotional artwork from the New York Toy Fair, we’ve got our first look at the latter in full costume; take a look here, and let us know your thoughts on the design in the comments below…
New Spider-man: Homecoming Merchandising Artwork Offers Up A First Real Look At The Shocker pic.twitter.com/MBarE4l0i9
— Drunk Superman™ (@DrunkSuperman_) February 19, 2017
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. »
- Gary Collinson
With Spider-Man: Homecoming set to swing into cinemas this July, Lego has unveiled two of its upcoming Lego Marvel Super Heroes tie-in sets in the Atm Heist Battle (76082) and Beware the Vulture (76083), the latter of which includes a mystery character whose identity Marvel and Lego are looking to keep secret for the time being.
See Also: Funko unveils Spider-Man: Homecoming products at New York Toy Fair
Atm Heist Battle features Spider-Man, along with two Bank Robber minifigures, dressed as Captain America and The Hulk.
Beware the Vulture includes Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Vulture and a myster character.
- Gary Collinson
During the New York Toy Fair, Funko has revealed its upcoming line of Spider-Man: Homecoming collectibles which includes a Peter Parker, Vulture, Spider-Man, and Spider-Man homemade suit Pop! vinyl figures, Spider-Man Dorbz, Pocket Pop! keychain, and Hero Plushie, and a Pint Size Heroes set; check them out here…
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter »
- Amie Cranswick
James DeMonaco, who helmed the previous two films, will return as writer. Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum, Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sebastien K. Lemercier will produce.
Plot details are unknown at this time as DeMonaco will work closely with the team to find a new director. Previous installments were set in the near future where the government, in order to bring down crime, created one day a year where all crime was legal including murder and labeled the event, “The Purge.”
“The Purge: Election Year” starring Frank Grillo and Elizabeth Mitchell, became the highest grossing film in the series last summer, bringing in $118 million worldwide. It is unknown if previous cast members will return to the series.
- Justin Kroll
Boyega unveiled the new logo on Twitter (and director Steven S. DeKnight did the same on Instagram), less than two weeks after tweeting an image of his character with the caption "I am Pentecost," confirming that he will play the son of Idris Elba's kaiju-fighting character from the 2013 film. Further plot details are being kept under wraps.
Produced by Guillermo del Toro (who directed the first film in the franchise), Pacific Rim: Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Netflix’s Daredevil) from a screenplay by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World), with an earlier draft written by Jon Spaihts (The Mummy, Doctor Strange, Prometheus).
- Derek Anderson
Last month it was announced that Ridley Scott's horror classic Alien will be screening at this year's SXSW Film Festival in Austin, and now it's been revealed that the screening will include special guests Scott, Michael Fassbender, and Danny McBride, as well as a sneak peek of Scott's new film, Alien: Covenant.
The special screening of Alien and the Alien: Covenant sneak peek will take place on March 10th at 10:00pm Ct at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX. While Scott and Alien: Covenant co-stars Fassbender and McBride will be in attendance, it's not yet known if an audience Q&A will take place or how much footage of Alien: Covenant attendees will be treated to. Daily Dead will be on site with live coverage of the festival, and we'll be sure to keep you updated on this event and other screenings.
In the meantime, you can check »
- Derek Anderson
Doctor Strange his home video tomorrow and DIsney has released two deleted scenes show a few darker moments that were cut from the movie. They focus on Kaecilius and the Zealots that follow him, so, along with concept art where you can see how this character was developed.
The film boasts an award-winning cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Black Mass) as Dr. Stephen Strange, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Serenity) as Mordo, Rachel McAdams (Spotlight, Southpaw) as Dr. Christine Palmer, Benedict Wong (The Martian, Prometheus) as Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man, Steve Jobs) as Dr. Nicodemus West, Benjamin Bratt (Traffic, Piñero) as Jonathan Pangborn, and Scott Adkins (El Gringo, The Expendables 2) as Lucian/Strong Zealot, with Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, Casino Royale) as Kaecilius and Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton (2007 Best Supporting Actress, Michael Clayton; Julia) as The Ancient One.
Bonus Features (Bonus features may vary by retailer. »
- ComicMix Staff
With Guardians star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard already locked in to return, Jurassic World 2 has spent the past few months amassing a stellar supporting cast as Universal prepares to fire up production on its 2018 sequel.
First up we had the two-fold casting coup of Rafe Spall (Prometheus) and Sherlock star Toby Jones, before the studio set sights on both Daniella Pineda and The Get Down breakout Justice Smith – DJ Dimitri Vegas is also said to be in the mix, though we’re still waiting for final confirmation on that one. And so, as the casting process begins to enter the homestretch, Variety brings word that Ted Levine has closed a deal to join Jurassic World 2 in a mystery role.
Best known for his chilling portrayal of Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs, Levine is an exciting addition to the sequel’s ensemble cast, and we’re »
- Michael Briers
Get ready to hack into the future of blockbuster entertainment. Today, Paramount Pictures has released the action-packed second trailer for the anime adaptation Ghost in the Shell. And it's incredible. All-new footage from this sci-fi thriller arrives with stunning visuals and incredible scenes of bullet -laden mayhem that are sure to get your heart racing.
Coming to theaters March 31, Ghost in the Shell features Scarlett Johansson as Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology.
Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders takes the helm on this exciting release, based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name (written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow). The movie is produced by Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man »
Joseph Baxter Feb 10, 2017
The upcoming action thriller Unlocked will soon arrive as a surprisingly low-key affair, especially considering the rather impressive cast it brings. While the film industry has collectively pumped out more than its share of post-9/11 dramas filled with nightmarish scenarios in which the threat of wanton Western destruction is on the table, Unlocked seems to throw in a pinch of the conspiracy thriller genre, with an oil-and-water partnership.
The debut trailer for Unlocked showcases a slick, fast-paced suspenseful affair starring a CIA operative played by Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, the original Swedish The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), who, after the interrogation of a captured terrorist underling, comes upon crucial information about a biological attack on London that suddenly makes her a target from ersatz agents working for the terrorists. Forced to go on the run, »
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