When the picture of the assembled cast of Alien: Covenant was released with a promise of a ‘new look’ at the movie, we expected possibly a trailer. What we got was a four-minute short film.
The short is a prologue to the film, entitled Last Supper. Set on board the titular colony ship, we see the crew together sharing a final meal and enjoying each other’s company before they enter cryosleep for an extended period of their journey. Of course, we know that when they wake up on arrival, the planet they intend to colonise isn’t quite the haven they’ve been expecting.
Last Supper was conceived by Alien: Covenant’s director Ridley Scott, and directed by his son Luke Scott. It’s a chance to see James Franco’s Captain Branson on screen, if briefly, and even includes a nod to the original Alien.
You can watch the short below, and see Alien: Covenant when it lands in UK cinemas on 19 May.