What’s the best thing to do before going into cryosleep for a few months? Throw a party, of course.
This week, Fox released a new prologue clip for Alien: Covenant that features the crew of the colony ship, the Covenant, as they prepare to go into stasis before their expedition to a seemingly unexplored planet.
Michael Fassbender returns as Walter, an upgraded model of the android Daniel that he played in Prometheus. Daniels (Katherine Waterson), the ship’s terraforming expert and wife of captain Branson (James Franco), leads the crew in a toast as they celebrate. Danny McBride, in typical Danny McBride fashion, plays the crew’s wisecracking alcoholic pilot Tennessee.
If you’re a fan of the Alien series, you’ll notice more than a few nods to the original films, but we don’t want to spoil it—watch the clip here:
Of course, since this is an Alien film, it’s not hard to imagine that things will go very poorly, very quickly, for the Covenant crew.
Alien: Covenant, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Fassbender, Waterson, McBride, Billy Crudup, and Demián Bichir, hits theaters nationwide on May 19, 2017.