Does The New ALIEN: COVENANT Featurette Confirm A Connection To Ripley

April 12, 2017

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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We have all heard the rumor that Ripley is somehow tied to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Today, Fox released a new featurette for Covenant, and unless it’s just wishful thinking, the voice of the computer system, known as MU/TH/UR 6000 aka “Mother”, sounds very familiar. If we are right, the voice belongs to none other Sigourney Weaver, known for playing the iconic role of Ripley in Alien and Aliens.
So, how could that be? Bloody-Disgusting points out that Prometheus took place in 2093, fast forward 10 years to when Covenant is set, followed by Alien, which was set in 2122. Here’s where things get interesting, Katherine Waterston plays the new role of Daniels in Alien: Covenant and rumor is, Daniels is actually Ripley’s mother. Ridley Scott kind of shot down the rumor (but not really). So, is it possible? Yes it is.
According to IMDb, Weaver is still reprising her role as Ellen Ripley in the still untitled Alien project from Neill Blomkamp. Unfortunately, the film is currently on hold.
Is that the voice Ripley in the featurette? Is Daniels really Ripley’s mother? I guess we will have to wait to find out. Alien: Covenant will land in theaters nationwide on May 19, 2017. Check out the featurette and let us know what you think.

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