– by Joseph Jammer Medina

A couple days ago, 20th Century Fox released the trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming film, Alien: Covenant. This film acts as both a sequel to 2012’s Prometheus, and a prequel to the 1979 classic franchise-starting film, Alien. The Alien franchise has a proud tradition of being bloody, violent, and terrifying, and as such, Alien: Covenant is the perfect film to have a red band trailer, and around Christmas last year, we got one. And boy was it great.

A few days ago, we got a brand new trailer for the upcoming horror sci-fi flick, but noticeably absent was the presence of a red band companion trailer. Well, for those who were patiently waiting around to see a red band trailer, you’re in luck.

Sort of. 

The studio just released a red band trailer for the film, but if you were expecting to see the Xenomorph begin tearing its victims limb from limb in a bloodspattered gorefest, then you’re out of luck. The red band trailer is almost identical to the original one. In fact, so close is it, that once we’d finished viewing the trailer, I went back to check to make sure I had actually clicked on the right trailer. It turns out I had, and that the differences were minimal.

Rather than up the blood factor, they seemed to have allowed the trailer to drop one F-bomb, and they threw in two different shots for good measure. The only real notable one seems to be a shot of what looks like a skinless Engineer. Kind of cool, but not a game changer. At the end of the day, however, the shots don’t make any difference in the experience. If you were somehow hoping this would show you the violence we’re bound to get in the flick, you’ll walk away pretty disappointed.

Regardless, what did you think of the trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, 2017.

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SOURCE: JoBlo Movie Trailers

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.