Today marks the 79th birthday of Alien director Ridley Scott. In honor of the milestone, 20th Century Fox has released a brand new set photo from Alien: Covenant, which features the director flanking a rather familiar character from his iconic 1979 film.
The Space Jockey.
The creature was originally seen as nothing more than a fossil in Scott's Alien, an ill-fated creature who had been killed by the beastly Xenomorph. Speculation surrounding the Space Jockey would grow with each passing year, and Scott further developed that mythology in 2012's Prometheus, which suggested its race of aliens to which the Jockey belongs created humanity.
Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Carmen Ejogo, Alien: Covenant is set to open in theaters on May 19th.
Source: 20th Century Fox
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