“Alien” Franchise Introduces First Gay Couple In “Alien: Covenant”

But do they make it out alive?

There’s no Sigourney Weaver in Alien: Covenant, the latest installment in the longrunning franchise, but the movie does feature the first gay couple in Alien history:

A five-minute prologue, “The Last Supper,” depicted the crew of the U.S.S. Covenant having a final bash before entering hypersleep en route to the planet they’re meant to colonize.



During the festivities, Lope and Hallett (played by Demián Bichir and Nathaniel Dean) arm wrestle and kiss in front of their crewmates.

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Dean (Somersault, Walking on Water) and Bichir (A Better Life, The Hateful Eight) are joined in the film by James Franco, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Danny McBride and Katherine Waterston. Michael Fassbender reprises his uncanny character, David, from Prometheus, but this time without his fierce Peter O’Toole-inspired locks.

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Do Alien’s first gay couple survive the Xenomorphs? If you don’t care about spoilers, scroll past the photo below to find out.

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Despite being physical during the “Last Supper” segment, Lope and Hallett don’t give a clear indication they’re a couple until it’s too late: Shortly after Hallett inhales some spores,, an alien bursts through his face. Grabbing his dying husband, Lope whispers “I love you.”

Alien: Covenant opens May 12.

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