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WARNING! Spoilers for ‘Alien: Covenant’ ahead! 

While there is no denying the immense anticipation for this summer’s ‘Alien: Covenant,’ a lot of fans have been wondering about the links between ‘Covenant’ and predecessor ‘Prometheus,’ especially in regards to the characters Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and android David (Michael Fassbender) who were last seen heading toward the Engineer’s homeworld. Luckily for fans that attended Las Vegas’ CinemaCon this past week, they got a sneak peak at a scene from the new film that gave them some insight into the connection between the two films and revealed some answers about what happened to those characters.

The footage released by 20th Century Fox apparently showed that spacecraft (presumably with Shaw and David inside) arriving at the Engineer’s planet, and greeted by hundreds of Engineers in a docking area. Apparently Shaw is not seen in the clip, but David is seen coming out, now with a full body again (he was last seen as just a served robot head), observing the Engineers right before he triggers black bombs that envelop the entirety of the Engineer civilization in a black ooze that melts their bodies, the same weapon the Engineers had originally created to kill off humanity. Then apparently David’s voice is heard in voice-over saying:

“The gods have rejected mankind as cruel, weak and full of greed. They are a dying species, grasping for resurrection. So they are leaving the earth forever.But their power is an illusion. They don’t deserve to start again, and I’m not going to let them.”

All of which fits in what had previously been revealed about David being on the planet the Covenant arrives at for some years, experimenting on the goo and the Xenomorphs and potentially setting him up as the main villain for the new film. Of course, we still have no information about Shaw, but if David has gone completely evil, it does not bode well for her.

Does the reveal from CinemaCon make you more excited for ‘Alien: Covenant?’ Do you have any theories as to what the plot of the new film could be, and how David will fit in? Feel free to shares your ideas in the comments below!

Source: The Wrap

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