The synopsis clearly states that “Alien: Covenant” shall connect directly to Director Ridley Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction in “Alien.”
The film shall focus on the crew of the colony ship Covenant which discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark and dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, the lone survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
With that being said, it is also clear that Elizabeth Shaw shall no longer be around in “Alien: Covenant.”
In fact, Ridley Scott has confirmed previously that Noomi Rapace as the main actress of “Prometheus” has been removed as a cast member for the next film.
It can be recalled that towards the end of “Prometheus,” Elizabeth Shaw and David flew away from the planet onboard a spacecraft before viewers finally got a glimpse of the Xenomorph alien.
It seems that Elizabeth Shaw will be killed by the Xenomorph crashing the ship into another world with David as the only survivor. It shall be the place where the colony ship Covenant and its crew will find him. Unbeknownst to them, the planet is also where the Xenomorph crash landed with Prometheus, and that is where the suspense and excitement shall begin.