50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017: 'Blade Runner,' 'Star Wars' and More

From superhero blockbusters and high-profile sequels to docs, director passion-projects and some downright weird stuff

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'Alien: Covenant' (May 19)

More facehuggers and xenomorphs, a reprise of that famous chest-bursting scene (only through a dude's spinal column), an even creepier Michael Fassbender android, the usual chases down dripping dark corridors – the latest Alien movie looks like both a return to the original's "haunted house in space" thrill ride and a steroidal update of the franchise as a whole. Ridley Scott has said this is the second part of a proposed "prequel quadrilogy" after Prometheus, while star Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) has mentioned the story involves a colony of couples sent to repopulate a world filled with you-know-what. If this is half as terrifying as the movie's poster, we may need adult diapers. DF

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