By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)
I don’t know why I so looking forward to Alien: Covenant after the misfire that was Prometheus. Perhaps it’s that I’m getting a definite vibe that this film will finally get the Alien franchise back on track after Alien 3 derailed it back in 1992, along with Alien: Resurrection in 1997.
One of the best things being included into Covenant is the return of the Xenomorphs, which will, apparently, be called Neomorphs in Alien: Covenant. While we’ve heard descriptions of these aliens, but we haven’t seen images of them.
Website So, is it any good? has got their hands on exclusive set pictures from an unnamed source, which is filled with some very familiar Alien sets and creatures. The site has some spoilers for Alien: Covenant, but you can check those images out on their site here.
Warning, spoilers for Alien: Covenant to follow!
The interesting thing here is that all of those images come from the set. According to their source, the room with all the Xenomorphs (Neomorphs?) in it act as David’s shrine of sorts. Michael Fassbender’s character is apparently collecting these specimens in order to study them. There are some that remind me of the Deakon from Prometheus, while the facehugger seems to have much longer, spider-like legs. Considering he had no problem with human experimentation in Prometheus, I can only imagine that the crew of the Covenant are in for a very, very bad time.
We also see a very familiar Aliens set. Specifically, the Space Jockey chamber, which appeared in both Alien and Prometheus, and were NOT the same thing, per director Ridley Scott. Even though this film won’t tie directly into Alien, we’re on our way there, and I can’t wait to see how these prequels tie into that movie. Could this be the same Engineer ship that finally makes it to LV-426?
Alien: Covenant will premiere in theaters on August 4th, 2017. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.