Alien: Covenant is supposed to fill in the gaps left between Ridley Scott's Prometheus and his landmark 1979 Alienmovie, which is primarily why fans have been so eager to see it.
While critical reviews of Covenant haven't been all that stellar, there is value in how the film advances the story of The Prometheus crew, and then connects it to the events of Alien: Covenant. Obviously, there will be MAJOR SPOILERS that follow, so if you haven't seen Alien: Covenant yet, DO NOT READ FURTHER.
If you have seen the film (or don't care about the spoilers), we're here to answer one big question: Does Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw Appear in Alien: Covenant?
An Alien: Covenant prologue teased what happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David 8 (Michael Fassbender) after the events of Prometheus - but Alien: Covenant reveals the true breadth of their horrific fate.
Shaw hijacked an Engineer ship to fly herself and David's severed head to "Paradise," the home planet of the Engineers. Along the way, Shaw rebuilt David's body - a costly mistake not only for her, but for the entire universe.
Upon arriving at Paradise, David betrayed Shaw, infecting her with a Xenomorph and unleashing the entire cache of The Engineers' bio-weapon pathogen upon the Engineer homeworld. The weapon wiped out The Engineers, while Shaw died from the Xenomorph that burst from her body. After David lures the crew of The Covenant to his lair, the new model synthetic on the team, Walter (Fassbender), discovers the remains of Elizabeth Shaw on a dissection table.
The shot of Shaw's remains looks like it was either a model of actress Noomi Rapace, or the actress herself showed up on set to do the makeup work to make her look all dissected. We should know soon, as more behind-the scenes details come to light.
SYNOPSIS: The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
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