Ridley Scott has revealed that Alien: Covenant will feature a very important prologue scene, one which has not yet been shown to audiences or a part of press events. Scott told Vanity Fair that this prologue scene will settle once and for all who David (Michael Fassbender) really is:
“We start Covenant,” he continues, ”with a really clever prologue that settles—once and for all—who David really is.” The sequence begins on a “big beautiful blue eye—you see every vein” and over that shot audiences will hear footsteps approach. “How do you feel?” a voice asks. “Alive,” the owner of the eye responds. Scott explains that the prologue reveals Guy Pearce’sPrometheus character, Peter Weyland, as a younger, 40-year-old man (Pearce wore heavy old-age make-up for the 2012 film) whom the newly-born David calls “father.” Scott promises this sequence will “really get people going because it’s fucking smart for a change.” Scott and McBride both believe Covenant will cast Prometheus in a new and better light.
What's fascinating about this information is that it alludes to the fact that David feels "alive" and may in fact consider himself more man, than man. Although in Prometheus, the lack of a soul acknowledgement seemed to bother David.
Here on Alien-Covenant.com, fans have speculated that the true purpose of David's attempts at creation is not merely to create life and tamper with forbidden technology, but in actuality to further advance himself and transcend past his artificial boundaries - becoming a living, breathing, lifeform.
It has also been discussed and speculated that David creates the iconic Xenomorph by blending organic and inorganic materials, a merging of God and Man creations - a perfect Organism. The irony being that even though the Xenomorph is a living Organism, it too, seems to lack a soul. If this turns out to be the case, it will leed to perpetual torment for David as he will have been unsuccessful in acquiring the one thing he always longed for - a soul.
During the Vanity Fair interview again, Katherine Waterston remarks that the true connective tissue of this new series, is the artificial intelligence, not the Human characters:
"It’s the A.I. that’s the real connective tissue of this franchise," Waterston observes. "People keep saying I’m the Ripley. I’m not. It’s Fassbender."
What do you think of Scott's comments about the prologue scene? What do you think this means for David? Sound off below and share your thoughts!
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