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First AvP2 Production Still!

Movie Infos has just posted up the first official AvP2 image. Check it out:

20070115 First AvP2 Production Still!

This picture is our first look at the new Aliens style aliens in AvP2 as well as the Predator, which goes back to the look of the original. It looks pretty damn good in my humble opinion. You can check out the full size image at Movies-infos.

UPDATE: Colin Strause has confirmed that this is an official photo. He also went onto explain the lighting etc: “On set photo’s are never taken from the correct lighting angle because they are working around our motion picture camera, so this will make the photos not look as good as the final movie. They are too front lit, too bright, and might be missing all of the slime on the creatures because the photos are usually taken in-between takes.”

UPDATE #2: Colin has recently been able to tell me that: “As for the laser, it is real and done in camera. We put a lot of atomosphere in every shot, and that makes the laser show up instead of doing it always in CGI.” Their attention to detail and enthusiasm is really making me excited for the film.

UPDATE #3: A much higher res shot has been found by AliensVsPredator.de. Image in our gallery has been updated too.



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  1. Master Hobbs
    Strause Comments on AvP2 Movie Photo [Updated]

    Monday, January 15, 2007

    On the Internet Movie Databse forums, AvP2 movie director Colin Strause has commented on the new AvP2 movie photo. He says lighting problems, which can make things look fake, can be easily explained.

    "On-set photos are never taken from the correct lighting angle, because they are working around our motion picture camera," Colin Strause said, "so this will make the photos not look as good as the final movie. They are too front-lit, too bright, and might be missing all of the slime on the creatures, because the photos are usually taken in-between takes."

    Man, the photo already looks good. Finished product's even better? Thanks for the heads-up, Colin!

    Update: And Greg Strause made a small comment on the Predator 'laser' in the photo.

    "The laser was filmed 'in-camera'. We had real working lasers," Greg says.

    Just a small comment...

  2. locusta
    I don´t get what you see. Actually it´s an unedited production still. No need to edit or retouch anything. And for the hand. We know by now that they look only odd on this pic because of the angle and the crappy rubber-gloves they used.
  3. warhawk05
    In the hi-res pic its clear the marks on the pred mask are battle scars, which hopefully mean its not a young pred but a seasoned hunter. As for the cannon being soo far out, it may be in transition...coming up from or going back to its stowed posistion. This scene does make the alien look docile, maybe a captive? (reason for all the chains?). Maybe this pred is picking out a bug for some hunting practice. OR! (here's a stretch) the pred was about to blast him, then saw his deformed hands and saw "no sport in the kill" and is tossing it aside. :P

    The scene also looks to be a staged production shot, with some obvious photo manipulation. The chain on the right has been partialy removed from the scene. It appears the chain originaly goes to the bottom of the screen and then loops up between the two warriors. Look close and you can see some "ghost artifacting", two chainlinks where the cannon arm meets the preds shoulder and straight down where the long grey dred? or hose ? meets his armpit (I dont think its a dred as it seems to come over his shoulder and wrap under his armpit). There is also a open gap in the dreds to the left of the preds chin, but all we see is grey not the background or any light (odd).
  4. Ptt
    Am I the only one who don't like the ADI Alien?  :-\
    I really like the Alien design in Alien3 but after that it's so horrible.
    In Alien Resurrection the design is more human-bio than biomechanic. Yes, that's reasonable with the movie script that the alien has a human DNA.
    But, In AVP I really hope that the ADI will be back to redesign to the original like A1-A3. But not, Them use the same Alien in A4 with the little chaning the color ,the little pipe in the alien back and changed the chicken leg to human like leg. Don't help anything. that make the alien look so fake.(Yes maybe only in my oppinion.) and the alien cheek. Yes, the cheek is so thin and transparent. Like the Queen cheek in AVP. Why they don't make it dark like the original. Why why why???

    So... I have a high hope for this AVP2. Hope they will redesign the alien to original like the director said.
    And... Whoa! The rigged head is back. And the same body, same fingers like the past in A4 AVP. Nooooooooo, why they don't back to the old school alien like in A1-A3? Like the cool basic predator in this picture? And the cheek, the transparent cheek again?
    ...

    Ok, I hope I'm wrong when the movie is out.  :'(
  5. uhhhhh
    Totally awesome.

    ONLY thing I'm not totally in love with is that in this pic. the shoulder cannon seems to be coming out at a funny angle, and the mask seems a TOUCH on the small side.

    On the alien side, claws are sort of bird-like and oversized.

    HOWEVER, my hopes are even higher now than they were before!! I am SURE that all these things will look GREAT on film!!

    Other than that, pred and alien look fantastic.

    MAN THAT PRED LOOKS NUTS!
    asdfkjASDLKhas0dfaskdfjhAS)Dhl34kjhq048hKJADHAKSDJh0q23h qw349hASD_9p9asfasxcv!!
  6. ace3g
    I didnt mean by my comments that I want the aliens to be cannon fodder.  I only meant since I am a huge predator fan, I care more about the design of the predators, plus in the first 2 alien movies you rarely get a clear view of the entire alien body in full day light.  I actually like the ridged head design + I don't mind if an alien kills a predator but I was just pissed on how 1 alien took out 2 predators in a couple of minutes in AVP. 


    I also agree that you can't tell who has the upperhand in the picture because it is indeed a production shot. 




  7. Cryxen
    im a huge predator fan but if the aliens are just cannon fodder the movie wont be as great. and besides you cant tell which species will have the upperhand throughout this movie because its just one frame.. it would be stupid if neither species had the upper hand in a fight throughout the entire film -.-
  8. davebhamuk
    It shows that the film makers this time round as trying to make this a film the predator fans will want to come and see as I do think a new Predator stand alone film would make money.
  9. Predator Schwarzenegger
    It looks like a production shot to me, not an actual movie still actually. Still, cool shot. I'm in the process of trying to get it as a wallpaper...or make my own wallpaper out of it.
  10. DB
    Glad to see the very first image we get shows the Alien looking like shit. :D

    The Predator looks awesome. I suspect you've all noticed how he appears to be holding back that Alien with such ease. I wonder if the Aliens are going to be cannon fodder?
  11. locusta
    The yellow blob on the aliens hand looks like a lens flare to me... but i may be wrong... I do enough photography that i can tell lense flare when I see it... but that one is kinda tough but still looks like one to me...

     :D Mikey, you´re so right. As I mentioned before, I altered the picture with different colour corrections and contrast addjustment. And at last I applyed a fake lens flare ona top layer with parts erased. That´s the kind of Photoshop work I do nearly every day.
  12. Mikey
    The yellow blob on the aliens hand looks like a lens flare to me... but i may be wrong... I do enough photography that i can tell lense flare when I see it... but that one is kinda tough but still looks like one to me...
  13. Hardass Predator
    looks great the alien looks amazing and the pred is def back to its roots, one thing i would change though....... the predator's lower mandibles and chin are slightly coming out of the helmet like it did in avp 1, which i wasnt to big of a fan of, the helmet should cover almost every inch of the face like it did in pred 1 and 2, but other than that, this movie looks very promising
  14. The Ultimate Predator
    The Predator has to some markings on it's helmet, three diagonal lines on the mouth guard, and a marking on the forehead of the alien, which can only be spotted on this version.

    Predator: Battle damage?
    Alien: Maybe it's been tagged or something. Like...you know how they tag whales?

    Maybe the three lines on the mouth, but not on the forehead.

    Good idea.
  15. The Ultimate Predator
    I guess it´s depending of the angel. I can´t accept an singel-fingered bug!!  >:(
    Even as long as it will keep killing stuff fast with no remorse? :P

    You´re right AtR, the killing is the most important subject, the way the other.

    BTW, I´ve done a quick retouching of the picture. Maybe that´s the way it will look like in the movie. Just an idea.

    http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1662/avp2firstpicretouchedbv0.th.jpg

    Nice job, spotted that:

    The alien has got a yellow blob on its hand. You can't see it in the original, but you can in this version.

    The Predator has to some markings on it's helmet, three diagonal lines on the mouth guard, and a marking on the forehead of the alien, which can only be spotted on this version.

    The shoulder cannon does not look like it is this Predator's. It looks like it is in the background, belonging to another. More than one Predator?


    More Edited Versions:

    By jimmylace:

    http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6486/alienvspredatorgp5.png

    By O'Malley:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/papercrouton/avp2.jpg

    By Me - Can See Skulls and More Detail:

    http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9576/avp201editedzf8.th.jpg
  16. locusta
    I guess it´s depending of the angel. I can´t accept an singel-fingered bug!!  >:(
    Even as long as it will keep killing stuff fast with no remorse? :P

    You´re right AtR, the killing is the most important subject, the way the other.

    BTW, I´ve done a quick retouching of the picture. Maybe that´s the way it will look like in the movie. Just an idea.

    http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1662/avp2firstpicretouchedbv0.th.jpg
  17. live78
    it seems that the predator is back to the first movie looks great so far hopes the trailer is out soon... And thanks for a great site.. Sorry if my english is bad but its not my main language
  18. YautjaWarrior
    I noticed the Predator's shoulder cannon seems to be back to its' normal size and design.  :) It's hard to tell but from the look of the Predator's arms, it look a LOT more lithe and graceful than the ones from AvP1  ;D
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