Ad Astra trailer: Brad Pitt travels deep into space to find his father

We are told little about what may have transpired with Clifford. Advertising

Clifford left for outer space 12 years ago to find signs of extraterrestrial life and did not return. We are not told. Advertising

Is it like Ridley Scott’s Alien films that have a hostile extraterrestrial species or there is something more here? Roy’s job is to find him and also figure out why his mission failed. The official synopsis states, “Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. The government officials, who recruit Roy to go find his father, talk about classified material that could threaten the entire solar system. “All life would be destroyed. We are counting on you to find out what’s happening out there,” Roy is told. Perhaps the second trailer would provide more clarity, as, at this point, it is hard to figure out what kind of film Ad Astra is. Did he make contact with aliens and switch sides or is he being held captive? His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.”
Ad Astra is scheduled for release on September 20. 0
Comment(s) This does not clarify whether the substance Clifford was in possession with and was experimenting upon had government endorsement or he went rogue.