Get Ready for ‘Alien: Covenant’ with the Prequel Short ‘Prologue: Last Supper’

If you’re going into cryosleep anyway, why not pass the eff out the natural way—with a bunch of alcohol? That’s the question raised and tossed back in Prologue: Last Supper, an intro to Alien: Covenant that doubles down on that film’s extraneous backstory and on-the-nose biblical allegory. Directed by Ridley Scott’s son, Luke Scott, it gives us our first meeting and final drinks with the crew—a ragtag group that includes James Franco, Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Amy Seimetz, Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, and Michael Fassbender. It also gives us our first taste of this being the Couples Retreat of the franchise: turns out, the team is composed of partnered-up pairs meant to colonize a planet. We’ve got McBride punching above his weight with Upstream Color‘s Seimetz, Crudup coupled with Selma‘s Carmen Ejogo, and, giving us progressive hope for the future, Hateful Eight‘s Bichir sharing a cryo-bed with Nathaniel Dean. They may not be capable of populating a planet, but man, what they’ll do for its local theater community.

You can see what follows Last Supper when Alien: Covenant hits theaters May 19.

  • HalSolo

    Ok internet, how soon do I get my Alien/Pineapple Express mashup?

  • Jeremy Tilton

    Does this scene suggest Franco is the stick-in-the-ass-captain archetype? Charlize Theron pulled it off because she can do whatever she wants in any capacity ever. Franco, though?

  • David Shire

    “The food’s not THAT bad…”
    Get it? Ah? Reusing a line from the similar scene that was in Alien? See what we’re doing here? Oh man we’re good at writing this movie.

    • Jeremy Tilton

      Yeah, not sure if it thinks it is being clever or just manipulative with the self-references…

      • It? This film is self aware?!

        • Jeremy Tilton

          Shhhh… I think it’s reading our posts…

  • BMan56

    Xenomorph Express

  • BMan56

    Jokes and jokes and jokes. Sure, it’s all funny now. Just wait until Seth Rogan shows up and lays eggs in your throat.