Fans react as new ‘Alien 5 Covenant’ movie poster is unveiled

'RUN'

Fans have reacted after the new poster for the movie Alien 5 Covenant poster was unveiled – announcing that the film will hit cinemas in May 2017.

The poster has a simple and sleek design, with the iconic Xenomorph alien’s face in silhouette – accompanied by the word ‘RUN’ and the release date of May 19, 2017. The latest in the legendary sci-fi series was originally slated for release back in August.

Made by longtime director Ridley Scott, the film picks up from Prometheus and will star the movie’s survivors Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace. Check out the poster below.

Fans have taken to Twitter to share their reactions:

Michael Fassbender previously revealed that that Alien Covenant will be much scarier’ than its predecessor Prometheus.

“This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see,” he said.

“It’s much scarier than Prometheus, but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus. It’s kind of got more of thriller, imminent disaster feel that Alien had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films.”

Last year, Scott revealed that he had mapped out three Prometheus sequels which will ultimately bring the story to the start of his classic 1979 film Alien.