Watch Elizabeth Shaw Return in a Short Film Linking Prometheus and Alien: Covenant

Noomi Rapace is back in this Alien: Covenant prologue. Image: Fox
Noomi Rapace is back in this Alien: Covenant prologue. Image: Fox

What happened after Prometheus? How does that lead into Alien: Covenant? We won’t know for sure until the new film opens on May 19 but a new short film gives us a pretty good idea.

For Alien Day, Fox just dropped this official Alien: Covenant prologue short called The Crossing, which stars both Prometheus survivors David (Michael Fassbender) and Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace).

So this explains why David is back together in Alien Covenant and confirms that he and Shaw reach the Engineers’ planet. However, where the short cuts off if very intriguing. David is standing above the population of the Engineer planet with a bunch of those evil canisters from Prometheus. What is he going to do?


Well, Fox already showed some people the footage of what he’s going to do and while I won’t spoil it here. You can click the below link to find out.

Also of note, this is the second prologue video released for Covenant. The first focused more on the crew of the titular ship, who are in space hoping to start a new world. You can watch that here.

Lots of intriguing backstory to chew on before the first frame of footage even rolls.


Alien Covenant opens May 19.



Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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I don’t know, I think I would’ve rather just watched that movie instead of this other one that’s coming out.

Or maybe I’m just a sucker for Noomi Rapace.