The Arduous wait for the next addition to the Alien franchise is almost over with Alien Covenant currently set for release in August this year.
So what do we do? Wait patiently?
Nah… We dissect and ponder all facets of Ridley Scott’s next blockbuster.
So what do we currently know? Alien Covenant is a sequel to Prometheus, taking place 10 years later. The Covenant come across a new world that seems like an uncharted paradise, much like in Prometheus. This ‘paradise’ however quickly proves to be the setting for the squeamishly visceral chaos the fans are so familiar with. Shocker right?
Thanks to Cinema Blend’s latest report, we can gain some insight as to how everything quickly descends for the Covenant crew. The mysterious black goo that was present throughout Prometheus is once again at large. This goo causes pods to spawn on trees and the ground through rapidly accelerating the planet’s ecosystem. These pods release spores when disturbed;
Say, by curious visitors. These spores proceed to enter human hosts through orifices in the head.
The Covenant will act as hosts to the new form of Alien known as the Neomorph once the mutation is complete. The Neomorph eventually emerges from either the back of the host, or the neck, using its two rear dorsal spikes and piercing skull to burst from the carcass.
AVP Galaxy claim that the Neomorphs initially crawl on all fours at the preliminary stages of their evolution, but develop more Xenomorph type tendencies as they grow.
“When they mature, they grow significantly larger and walk on their back legs. They were more animal-like in behaviour with fang-like teeth. Unlike the earlier Prometheus concepts, the Neomorphs also have tails. In addition, the adult Neomorphs also developed a slightly translucent appearance (hearkening back to unused concepts from Alien and Prometheus) as previously rumoured.”
The next important thing to state is that the creatures seen during the end-credit sequence of Prometheus (below) will not feature in Alien Covenant, although it’s teased that the Engineer the previous crew awoke will make a return and have its part to play.
Michael Fassbender features again as David – the android survivor of the Prometheus expedition and only inhabitant of this new planet. He will also feature as a further android called Walter – a prototype version of David.
So Is It Any Good recently leaked a number of images showing David’s Laboratory. It seems as though David’s curiosity with the insidious black goo – evident throughout Prometheus – has only heightened with time. He may be dabbling in bio-engineering himself.
A little look at the pods that house the spores… What is David up to?
Face-huggers are back… on steroids too.
Here’s a look at the different stages the Neomorph undergoes. This also confirms claims that the Neomorphs will be a translucent white colour.
Look at that smile…
Alien Covenant hits theatres in the US and the UK on Friday the 14th August 2017.