The producers of "Alien: Covenant" were smart to release two video clips prior to the film's May 19 release. The first showed the Covenant crew, which most viewers would guess as their last supper. Those who have seen the Alien film series many times would recall the choking scene from "Alien" (1979), but there won't be any chest burster appearing on the big screen. The second clip might satisfy "Prometheus" fans, as it revealed the fate of Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace).
The final scenes of "Prometheus" showed Dr. Shaw boarding the Engineers' spacecraft, wanting to reach their planet and hoping to learn more about the jars of iridescent liquid. She rebuilt David, who became aware of human compassion inside a huge, darkened spaceship. It was a long journey, so Dr. Shaw must go into cryogenic sleep. David promised to wake her up when they reached the Engineers' world, but Ridley Scott stopped short of revealing all the answers. The spacecraft landed on a planet, but some viewers were skeptical about it. David might have made a U-Turn and returned to LV-223. He may have encountered the xenomorph that burst from the Engineer's chest. It could confirm the fear of most moviegoers, as Dr. Shaw might be part of the egg morphing process.
The egg morphing process was a deleted scene from "Alien", and it would be the most intriguing scene (in that first installment in the Aliens franchise). This should reveal a unique trait of this species, not needing a Queen to lay eggs. A living (or dead) person would provide nutrients to the egg (and the facehugger). There may be another interpretation, which would be David bringing the spacecraft to the Engineers' planet. He may be startled to discover what he has seen, opting to keep Dr. Shaw in deep sleep. It won't be hard to guess that "Alien: Covenant" could reveal the living thing responsible for the creation of the Alien. After all, these creatures were more interested in propagating their kind. This type won't be able to survive for long periods of time. This must be it unless Scott had been keeping something under his sleeve. Mystery keeps the franchise going for five decades.
It will be anyone's guess if both clips will make it to the final cut. 20th Century Fox, which will distribute this science fiction horror film, didn't release it without wanting anything in return. Furthermore, some fans will expect both scenes to be excluded from the film. (Scott first did it in "Alien".) Don't be surprised if there should be two or three more movies before Scott would show the Nostromo on its way back to Earth. Will the viewers get tired and fed up of it? Maybe not. The younger moviegoers comprise the majority, and most are likely not to have seen (or recall) the previous Alien films. Moreover, Scott is crafty enough to reveal a bit of the truth in succeeding installments. But the director may luck out sooner than he thinks he can.