When 20th Century Fox previewed the first 40 minutes of the upcoming prequel to Alien, Alien: Covenant just two weeks ago, talk began to swirl on the web that James Franco had a cameo during the film’s introduction as Branson, the pilot of the Covenant and Husband to Katherine Waterson’s character Daniels.
While promoting his upcoming film, Why him? Franco confirmed his involvement with the film to We Got This Covered although he wasn’t quite sure he was allowed to:
“I don’t know what I’m allowed to say with that one. Yeah. I guess the news broke. Everybody is going crazy about that.”
Two new images have also hit the web per the film’s official twitter account as well as Entertainment Weekly giving us a look at Daniels taking aim with her weapon and a squad of Weyland- Yutani agents heading into action.
Alien: Covenant Hits theaters May 19, 2017.
Produced by 20th Century Fox, Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterson, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Guy Pearce. Written by Michael Green, John Logan, and Jack Palgen. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.