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UPDATE! Something is coming... Is Fox getting ready to debut the first Alien: Covenant trailer?

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Written by Chris5,713 Reads21 Comments2016-05-31 09:25:07

Is 20th Century Fox getting ready to debut the first Alien: Covenant teaser trailer? The official Alien social media channels continue to release cryptic images from the production of Alien: Covenant, building hype and igniting our imaginations. With the select few images they've released so far, our Prometheus movie forums have been lighting up with interesting and engaging fan theories and speculation, like when Prometheus entered production back in 2011.

Today, Fox released a new GIF of what seems to be an airlock door passageway. Like the Nostromo and the Prometheus vessels, these flashing lights usually indicate a system restoration or an alert. In Prometheus, the lights flashing indicated the ship had arrived at its destination. Furthermore The caption read "Systems check".

UPDATE: As we suspected, this GIF was not a coincidence! The official Alien and Prometheus social media channels just uploaded a second GIF, featuring a different backdrop, with a red light flashing. The caption reads "Seal all doors and hatches." Something is coming folks... and it's likely video footage. An Alien: Covenant trailer, or new poster could be inbound sooner than we expected! Watch this space for details!

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Could this be a subtle hint that Fox are going through their own "systems check" and perfecting a teaser trailer for Alien: Covenant? With every new image comes new clues and with every new clue comes speculation. This new image is no different. Alternatively it could just be a random GIF made on a whim to keep the Alien social media feed active. But, I'm leaning more towards the former on this one. What do you think? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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21 Comments

Thoughts_Dreams

MemberNeomorphMay-31-2016 9:41 AM

It would be nice if they would give us a trailer at least before this year is over but at the same time a trailer can be good but the movie sucks. The GIF looks good.

Lone

MemberPraetorianMay-31-2016 10:03 AM

Awesome, thanks Chris!

That could be a still from 2001. I can't wait to get back into Space with Ridley!

There appears to be a cube shaped object out in the blackness. Maybe picking up a payload or docking with another ship?

Oh and I would LOVE to see a teaser ;)

Durp004

MemberFacehuggerMay-31-2016 10:14 AM

There will probably be a few more months of stills. Since it comes out August 2017 I'd say August 2016 might drop something just as the 1 year remaining reminder 

Aorta

MemberFacehuggerMay-31-2016 10:44 AM

Im not ready for a trailer! I need to be purified first!

Lone

MemberPraetorianMay-31-2016 10:47 AM

Too much Shiraz, eh Aorta? XD

Lone

MemberPraetorianMay-31-2016 10:47 AM

Whoops double post!

Necronom 4

MemberNeomorphMay-31-2016 10:53 AM

Lone, 2001 is what came to my mind too hah.

I think it's a bit early for a teaser trailer, isn't it?

When was the first teaser trailer for Prometheus released?

I know I was a member of this forum at the time (when it was dedicated solely to Prometheus and the Alien series,) we were all coming up with crazy, surreal theories but I can't remember when I saw the first teaser.

 

cuponator3000

MemberChestbursterMay-31-2016 11:00 AM

That right there looks like something from 2001: A Space Odyssey! I love the promotional material so far for Covenant! Very thought provoking and cool looking too without really giving away too much. Ahhh hopefully a teaser is out by this fall at the latest!

David 7

MemberFacehuggerMay-31-2016 11:36 AM

It has been the trend of late to release trailers a year early. For example, they released the trailer for Beauty and the Beast and that is slated for next year release. I believe Fox will do the same to build up the momentum for the film. 

David 7

MemberFacehuggerMay-31-2016 11:48 AM

Also, San Diego Comic Con is in a month. We could be seeing a build up to a teaser release there. It's a high probability cause Fox will be there.

Dark Nebula

StaffXenomorphMay-31-2016 12:09 PM

Dammit,I was expecting xeno at the end of the hall,but still the gif looks really good.

I think that might see some teaser at comic con,like couple of post production posters,new banner whatever they are preparing,but not too much because

I don't want spoilers.

Necronom 4

MemberNeomorphMay-31-2016 12:26 PM

I've just watched the GIFF and on first impressions it would just appear that the lights are going out one by one, from background upto foreground.

But, if you want to read something into it, it could be a clever little hint about the Black stuff infecting DNA.

That's the impression I got. The blackness is infecting the tunnel. 

David 7

MemberFacehuggerMay-31-2016 12:40 PM

I'm surprised they haven't updated the official Weyland-Yutani site to update us on the Covenant Mission.

xeno_alpha_07

MemberFacehuggerMay-31-2016 1:57 PM

I'm wondering, could the gif be reversed?  As in the lights are switching on like in Alien before the camera enters the hypersleep chamber?  Could be covering up a spoiler.  I could be wrong but it's the impression I get.

BigDave

MemberDeaconMay-31-2016 3:36 PM

Finally got it to work... also the other one was interesting i wonder if their is a accident or sabotage on the Covenant?

I think maybe we could get some kind of teaser, but i would at least expect a few posters with teasing Tags on them..

Lone

MemberPraetorianMay-31-2016 3:55 PM

Actually guys, if you compare it with the still of Daniels from last week, it's the same corridor, pre damage!

BigDave

MemberDeaconMay-31-2016 4:33 PM

It is slightly different...

But if we look at the other post

Here's hoping your weekend is less explosive

Then maybe we can fit this scene after Daniels Shot, which could imply Daniels Sabotages the Ship... maybe to prevent the ship leaving with something destined to Earth?

David 7

MemberFacehuggerMay-31-2016 6:07 PM

Hey...new GIF is up at the Alien Anthology Twitter page!

Chris

AdminEngineerMay-31-2016 6:24 PM

Something is coming... it's a series, a succession... to mission launch? To the crash? Whatever it is, it's coming... and soon.

Centauri

MemberPraetorianMay-31-2016 6:48 PM

(cletches teeth, stomps feet) i can't wait this looks amazing! ;D

Lone

MemberPraetorianJun-01-2016 1:32 AM

That GIF has been redacted, the blackness is being used to deliberately cover up whatever is approaching! 

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