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SPOILER: Katherine Waterston’s Alien Covenant character may have been revealed… and it’s BIG

June 10th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments


Spoilers ahead!

We’re still short on specific plot details regarding Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, the highly-anticipated sequel to Prometheus, but a pretty juicy spoiler has landed online centering on Katherine Waterston’s lead character, Daniels. Before we unveil the Alien: Covenant rumour doing the rounds, we’re going to warn you once more that it’s major spoiler territory!

According to The Playlist (the article’s spoiler has since been ‘removed at the request of the studio’) via our good friends at Squareeyed, Daniels is playing the mother of Ellen Ripley, the iconic character played by Sigourney Weaver throughout the Alien franchise.

“Sources close to film and actress tell us the Waterston will be playing Ellen Ripley’s mother in “Alien: Covenant,” which is an amazing twist and true to Ridley Scott’s promise that the post-“Prometheus” prequels will eventually lead right up to the first “Alien” movie. It should be noted however that Waterston isn’t the lead of the movie, and it’s an ensemble piece like “Prometheus.”

We like this link but would worry that it may make the universe seem a little ‘small’ with only a handful of people in it… but we’re still excited.

Official synopsis: 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.

Alien: Covenant is released August 4, 2017. An official website was recently set up, making us believe we’re not far our from getting a first teaser for the film. 

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.