Release Date: May 19, 2017
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, Guy Pearce, Danny McBride

To this day, I really don't even know what the vast amount of Prometheus detractors were really detracting about. The film is as taut, wondrous, unnerving (what up, Fassbender) and squirm-inducing (that C-section, bro???) as anyone could've possibly wanted from a film in the Alien franchise. I suppose, for the sake of argument though, it was noticeably lacking in actual aliens. So far, then, Covenant should check every box. Ridley Scott and the xenomorph are officially reunited for the first time since '79 and it looks terrifying in the most fun way. Promising signs include: the self-awareness that the original's tagline—"In space, no one can hear you scream"—can never be topped, with the new tagline getting straight to the point: "Run." Prometheus went a little abstract, but here Ridley seems like he's done with the heady pontificating. Savage aliens, snarky robot, stunning visuals, decimated chest cavities, protruding mouth dripping slime. Save the date. —Frazier Tharpe