A new rumor has surfaced suggesting that Katherine Waterston's character in Alien: Covenant may have some serious ties to franchise canon.
We first got a look at Waterston in the movie late last month, when 20th Century Fox released a photo (see above) of her from the set of Ridley Scott's film. Waterston's character is named Daniels, but aside from that we were told next to nothing about the role.
Until now. The Playlist broke the news about who Daniels really might be in one section of a larger post on Waterston, but the spoiler paragraph was later removed at the request of the studio. Luckily, io9 grabbed it before it was gone, and here's what it said:
(potential major spoilers ahead -- highlight to read)
We have to treat this as a rumor for now, but the fact that Fox asked The Playlist to take it down is very telling (we'll see if they ask us to do the same). But what do you think of that if it's true?
Waterston will be joined by Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demian Bichir, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo and others in Alien: Covenant, which is set to open on Aug. 4, 2017.