Geekery: ‘Alien – Covenant’ Xenomorph Photo

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Looks like our favorite acid blooded critter is getting a make over!

Quick run down for those that don’t know about the project…

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, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Current cast includes  Michael FassbenderKatherine WatersonAmy SeimetzDemián BichirDanny McBrideBilly Crudup, and Noomi RapaceRidley Scott is directing, and the script is the work of Jack PaglenJohn Logan, and Michael Green.

The official Alien Twitter account has been dropping cookie crumbs since they started principal photography in April.


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They recently posted this quick vid from the film’s prop department… check out those long creepy fingers!

Up until now the xenomrphs have had those weird fused fingers…


Are we looking at an evolutionary stage between the xenomorph in Prometheus and those we see in the rest of the movies, or is this a new xenomorph entirely?

Alien: Covenant is due out August 4, 2017.


What do you think?

  • draekus

    Can’t wait!!! 😀

    • Beyond Boredom

      Me neither. I found plenty to like about Prometheus, too.

      • EnTyme

        That kind of felt like one of those movies where critics just started piggybacking off of the complaints of other critics. I don’t feel like it got the respect it deserved. I honestly loved the movie.

        • pompeyladBFP

          yup loved it, except the angry sociopathic engineer.. Didn’t get that. I could understand if he thinks of humans as we think of cockroaches.. But still

  • Gonfrask

    The hands of the Xenomorph have changed in more than a film. If i’m not wrong, in Alien resurection they lost the fused fingers and get long fingers, in AvP (movies and last videogame) they have also long fingers…i think that “clasic” details is not longer a characteristic feature of those xenos…sadly

    Also waiting for the movie, I want to know what’s going to happen now in these new saga

    • Darth Bumbles

      Maybe Kane was born with fused fingers and had thrm surgically fixed as a kid, the Xenomorph copied that from him.

      • Gonfrask

        Ja! Really good one!

  • euansmith

    I hope that this makes more sense than Prometheus; though it would be difficult to make less sense.

    • Shiwan8

      The deleted scenes help a lot.

      • euansmith

        Do they explain how a massive release of lead in to the water supply made everyone on future Earth in to a total idiot? 😉

        • Shiwan8

          Well, they explain why the nonsense in the start of the movie happened and it actually makes the movie a lot less crappy.

          • euansmith

            Does it say that on the cover, “Prometheus: the Less Crappy Version”? 😉

          • Shiwan8

            Nope, but it really should.

          • euansmith

            Actually, thinking about it, a reverse “Deleted Scenes” version could be great; where they just delete a whole pile of scenes until they end up with a coherent story. It might be only 10 minutes long, but at least it would make more sense.

          • Shiwan8

            Could work if they had all the scenes to pick from. If they have only the ones in the “vanilla” version it will be the various adds for companies responsible for the film and the rolling text at the end.

          • euansmith

            The film opens with the space ship orbiting the planet. A bit of Alien style computer text explains that the vessel has been sent to investigate an unknown installation discovered during a routine survey. The ship lands and everyone heads off on their SUVs to investigate. The big space marine wakes up and kills people. The end.

    • JP

      I thought Prometheus was just a cherry picking of ideas from the Alien and Predator franchises and then ground up into a homogenous pink mystery substance that presents itself as hamburger.

      Seriously. The whole idea of going to meet their makers and finding out they want to kill us was lifted from AvP. David being questionably motivated was lifted from Alien. Ripley Wannabe is a Ripley Wannabe . Ripley Wannabe having an alien baby was lifted from Alien 3.

      Honestly, Alien Isolation is a better Alien movie than Prometheus, and it’s a f*cking video game. That’s the complete Alien trilogy for me. Alien, Alien Isolation, and Aliens. That’s it. Ripley marries Hicks, and they adopt Newt, and they live happily ever after. The End.

  • lonestarr777

    Oh NOW you wanna make it look like it fits into the Alien universe…. I
    absolutely hate Prometheus for a lot of reasons. Explaining too much,
    killing the mystery, the very obvious and bad science, a cast that you
    wanted to watch die but one of the biggest sins was the fact it looked
    nothing like it was set BEFORE Alien. Like seriously, was there a great
    space wizard war after Prometheus that set technology back or something?
    In any case, the bar for this to be better is very low, like it’ll have
    to crap itself trying to step over it to be worse.

  • Anti-Gravity

    Prometheus isn’t even considered canon by the community. What a terrible film – acting, writing, everything. Ridley Scott hasn’t produced anything decent in years tbh and I’m surprised he attached himself to that script/screenplay.

    The Alien series has been butchered by the studios. Predator hasn’t been ruined though. Yet.

    • ZeeLobby

      Er… The Martian was pretty awesome.

      • Anti-Gravity

        You mean the film where the NASA scientists speak like idiots, don’t know what an operating system is, and need basic physics explained to them despite being the NASA Director? Yeah, that film had terrible writing.

        • ZeeLobby

          You mean the film seen by millions of normal people who don’t know what those things are as well? I’m sorry we’re not all as leet as you. LoL. Maybe it’s you that has the issues, millions of people liked it, and the book it’s based on is pretty good. And the space scenes were awesome, Scott does a great job with those. The depth and scope is great.

          • Anti-Gravity

            Millions of people liked it – I guess that’s why it got average reviews and won a COMEDY award, lmao.

            In 2016, the vast majority of people going to see a science fiction movie knows what ‘operating system’ means considering they’re updating things like their phones and laptops/computers constantly. Anyone who needs explaining about gravity wells slingshotting objects around a celestial body failed high school science – nevermind a fictional NASA DIRECTOR.

            Films like Apollo 13 didn’t dumb the script down for the viewers. You must have a perilously low IQ if you think one needs to be ‘leet’ to understand those basic concepts. It was horrible writing, admit it. Sorry you wasted money on some overpriced special MARS EDITION of the movie hahaha.

          • ZeeLobby

            I don’t even have to respond to the rest as your initial comment is a flat out lie. It averaged 8/10 on all review sites. I’d hardly call that “average”. And I fail to see how a movie being funny is a bad thing?

            The writing may have been average, but we’re discussing Ridley Scott here. And you’re ignoring the multiple nominations and wins, including the Saturn award for best director. Regardless many people have only the vaguest idea of what an OS is (I’m a developer btw and need to explain such things many time to military personel) and the average person DOESN’T know a thing about gravity wells, etc. Hence the explanation.

            It sounds like you just have a rager for Scott, regardless of all the blockbuster sci fi movies he’s directed, and the multiple awards he’s been both nominated for and won over the years. I can’t help you change that, but even you must admit that maybe your complete derision is somewhat unfounded?

    • 6Cobra

      Predator hasn’t been ruined? A geriatric Danny Glover taking on a whole tribe of Predators with a snub-nose .38 was great film-making, I guess? Was it Gary Busey’s performance that did it..?

  • dakota5X5

    Prometheus was just plain awful.

    • euansmith

      Thanks for sharing. Two gold star.

  • memitchell

    I’m not smart enough to watch this trilogy.