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New Alien: Covenant Footage Teases the Grim Fate of Noomi Rapace's Prometheus Character

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We’ve known for a while that Noomi Rapace would be reprising her role as Prometheus’ Liz Shaw in Covenant—but now a rather oblique piece of viral marketing seems to have dropped a big hint about her appearance in the film.

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Last night, Fox dropped a new TV spot for the movie, set to John Denver’s classic “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Check it out:

It doesn’t offer that much new, but the quick flash of a hashtag at the end—#emoh_em_ekat—takes you to a similarly-named Instagram account, which has an extended bit of footage from the TV spot.

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Not only do we get to see Shaw’s name on those ominously dangling tags from the earlier trailers, we also seemingly get to see a hologram of Shaw herself, at the controls of the mysterious Engineer ship the Covenant crew discover, singing along to Denver’s tune. Considering we don’t see a body on the ship, there doesn’t appear to be much hope for seeing Rapace’s character again safe and sound. You can even see a tiny glimpse of what appears to be a Xenomorph tail appear behind her hologram in the footage, so it seems like poor Dr. Shaw got taken out by the new film’s beast.

Alien: Covenant hits theaters May 19.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Bummer, since the ending or the hype after Prometheus implied she would go see the Prometheans or get revenge or something, not so much get killed by another Xenomorph.