POTENTIAL SPOILERS ahead for ‘Alien: Covenant!’
To celebrate the end of principal photography on Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant,’ a photo was posted from the set of the film which has a lot of fans intrigued, and very excited for the new sequel to the classic ‘Alien.’ The photo in question, posted to Twitter, features Ridley Scott himself on set speaking with Katherine Waterston (‘Inherent Vice’), whose costume and haircut are very reminiscent of Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley character from the original films.
See, a few months ago there were rumors that Waterston’s character would turn out to be the mother of Ripley, and now with this photo that theory has potentially been confirmed. Filmmakers would not go out of their way to produce a similar look on a character unless they were trying to visual cue the audience to a connection between similarly dressed characters, and with the supposed timeline of ‘Alien: Covenant,’ everything lines up for Waterston to end up being the mother of Ripley.
Of course, any confirmation of this will most likely have to wait until the film is actually released, but it is nice to speculate for the time being, as we have very little else to go on. The producers have confirmed that ‘Alien: Covenant’ will not be at Comic-Con this year, which means it might be months to a year until we start seeing promos or a trailer for the film. And until that time, all we will have to go on are any production stills that Scott and company deign to release or any other rumors that might be leaked about the upcoming movie.
Check out the photo for yourself after the jump, and then share your thoughts and theories in the comments below!
— Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 19, 2016
Source: Screen Rant
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