Here's our first official look at James Franco in new Alien: Covenant cast pic

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Feb 21, 2017

20th Century Fox has released a new cast pic for legendary director Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, featuring our first official look at James Franco in the film.

The news broke back in December that the Rise of the Planet of the Apes actor would be appearing in the Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel as Branson, the captain of the Covenant and hubby of Katherine Waterston’s Daniels.

But don't get attached to the character too much. Apparently, Franco is set to roughly appear in the first 10 minutes of the movie, with several small scenes later in the film. He'll also pop up in some viral footage shot for the film. Will Franco be the first victim of the movie's big bad Xenomorphs?

Alien: Covenant also stars Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smolett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez and Billy Crudup, with Noomi Rapace returning as Elizabeth Shaw and Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland.

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the 'synthetic' David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Alien: Covenant will burst into movie theaters on May 19. Just click on the pic below to embiggen it and let us know what you think!

(via Coming Soon)