Twentieth Century Fox will be promoting the forthcoming home release of Ridley Scott's prequel sequel Alien: Covenant on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-Ray at this weekend's San Diego Comic Con. To mark the August 1st release a new teaser has been released called "Phobos" which shows members of the crew of the USCSS Covenant being subjected to a psychological "fear" test, presumably (considering the name of the video) at a Weyland-Yutani facility on Mars' moon Phobos. The trailer also mentions that fans can participate in their own "custom fear certification test" at the movies booth at the SDCC.
"The Crossing", "The Last Supper", "Meet Walter", the various "Crew Messages", the "In Utero" VR Experience, and this latest video together highlight one of the better marketing campaigns used in Hollywood recently, which has no doubt attracted audiences to watch Alien: Covenant in theaters despite an overwhelmingly polarizing critical opinion of the movie from movie critics and fans alike. It seems opinion of the franchise's future is just as divisive with calls from frustrated fans for Scott to either step down or finish his series of prequels, or for Blomkamp's sequel to be reconsidered, with a growing minority of fans are even suggesting the entire series be rebooted, even though Alien: Covenant is the second most commercially successful movie of the series behind its predecessor Prometheus, having thus far earned $232.3 million at the box office.
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