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Alien: Covenant Sneak Peek on FX’s Legion

We still have some time before Alien: Covenant comes blasting into theaters on May 19 and reminds us that it’s never a good idea to bring a sick person into a spaceship. (No really, don’t.)

A new sneak peek, above, has revealed a bit more. The preview, a prologue titled “Last Supper” and which came during Wednesday’s episode of the FX series Legion (A show you should watch if you’re an X-Men fan, it’s about Prof X’s son), showed a business-as-usual colonization ship headed for a remote planet where the crew will build a new human settlement. While characters played by James Franco — who we learn is the captain — and Billy Crudup are in awe of their view, Danny McBride has another take: “I don’t know what you’re talking about. It kinda spooks me out — a big old sea of nothing.”

Yeap, definitely looks like nothing to me.

Yeap, definitely looks like nothing to me.

So far, we understand that this installment of Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise takes place somewhere after the events of 2012’s Prometheus and before the Nostromo starts to return to Earth as we saw in 1979’s Alien. Director Ridley Scott promises this film — which also costars Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, and Carmen Ejogo — will provide some answers. “Covenant is really going to show you who did it and why.”