20th Century Fox has revealed the first teaser image of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, rewarding fans who have been eagerly waiting throughout Alien Day for a glimpse of the film.

Revealed on the official Alien Facebook page with the caption "The mission begins", the first Alien: Covenant teaser image (see below) features a patch worn by a crew member aboard the Covenant, a spaceship from the Weyland-Yutani Corporation.

A follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus and the second of three planned prequel films, Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant is scheduled to hit theaters on August 4th, 2017.

The cast for Alien: Covenant includes Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Demián Bichir (The Bridge), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Amy Seimetz (The Sacrament, You’re NextA Horrible Way to Die), Jussie Smollett (Empire), Carmen Ejogo (The Purge: Anarchy), Callie Hernandez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Machete Kills), and Billy Crudup (Spotlight).

Fassbender will reprise his role as the synthetic David from Prometheus. Noomi Rapace, however, has not been announced to return as Elizabeth Shaw. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

Alien: Covenant synopsis: “Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. 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.”

Image via the official Alien Facebook page:

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