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Trilobite Spotted on Alien: Covenant Set

According to Twitter, a Trilobite was spotted on the Alien: Covenant set. Twitter user hi_flyer7 has been sharing some pictures he took of the spaceship set at Milford Sound, New Zealand. He also tweeted to share some specific details of what he’d witnessed happening on set including the spotting of a newborn Trilobite:

“The white alien Shaw gives birth to in Prometheus is back in the sequel! Seen on set.” 

Trilobite Spotted on Alien: Covenant Set Trilobite Spotted on Alien: Covenant Set

Trilobite Spotted on Alien: Covenant Set

Unfortunately he didn’t manage to obtain a picture of it but we asked if it looked like the fully grown creature seen at the end of Prometheus or if it was more similar in size to the newborn seen during the infamous medpod scene: “One she gives birth too. The prop wasn’t very big.

An Alien: Covenant location picture shared by hi_flyer7 Trilobite Spotted on Alien: Covenant Set

A location picture shared by hi_flyer7.

In another Tweet hi_flyer7 also commented on an action scene that he witnessed: “Group of scientist/geologists attacked on new world. Gun battle. Security Guard (from Weyland?) seen on set.”

Thanks to hi_flyer7  for sharing. Keep checking back in with Aliens vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest news on Alien: Covenant and The Predator!



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  1. HuDaFuK
    I genuinely kinda doubt they'd let him stand right outside.

    Snapping some shots from nearby is one thing, but actually wandering up to Ridley and standing there listening without security telling you to move along is another.
  2. Corporal Hicks
    A few more tweets that Hi_Flyer said in response to _kemosh_

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    a public footpath runs along the back of set at Milford sound, so can see all goings on!

    the trilobite prop and storyboard looked the size of a small child. Not as big or developed as the one at Prometheus end tho

    I assumed attacking the colonists. Lots of "what the F*** was that!" Lines from actors

    I was stood outside the editing tent & within earshot of the great Ridley Scott. Amazing to hear him work!!
  3. Crazy Shrimp
    Possibly could be this thing being re-introduced? http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Octo-Facehugger
    I'd be surprised if all of the pre alien-free Prometheus concept art ideas were discarded.

    Yeah, maybe is a proto-facehugger

    http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/avp/images/5/58/Concept_87.PNG/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/1000?cb=20121119150513

    Although to be honest, skepticism seems the best way to deal with this rumor
  4. Corporal Hicks
    There's some tents set-up on location as well. I'm pretty sure I posted a picture of it last weekend in the Location picture thread. I wouldn't be surprised if they had some storyboards hanging up in there to assist with shooting. If we was able to get close enough - and we've seen people blend in with the crew - then I wouldn't be too surprised.

    Yeah, I did on the 10th. http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=54208.msg2107867#msg2107867

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12961686_1284161178278124_3500494948178326384_n.jpg?oh=da3d6f847433123a7ed46c2f3a775878&oe=57B7CB60
  5. _kemosh_
    Agree with Darkness, I really am skeptical, he didn't follow up my tweet of how he saw all this, I really doubt Ridley would reuse the exact same creature we've seen before, even with his intentions of returning to the classic xenomorph lifecycle I predict there'll be some variations even there.
  6. Darkness
    I'm certain this guy is telling porkies. Hmmm... saw the storyboards? Ask him to go under the cover of darkness and get me pictures of something substantial. There surely would have been snaps of these geologists near the ship.
  7. _kemosh_
    Yah my tweet haha, I get a feeling there's probably loads of them in the water, hence the gunfight.
    If what this twitter guy says is legit then it seems the film wants to explain where and how the trilobite fits in the xeno family tree. Remember Ridz did say "we'll have them all".
     
    Who the hell is this twitter guy anyway? Is he a crew member/worker? 
  8. Corporal Hicks
    Another tweet from yesterday where he replied to someone else asking the same question I did about if it could have been face-hugger: "definitely a baby trilobite. I saw the prop & storyboard scene for yesterday. Scene with a group of explorers/scientists colonists"
  9. 426Buddy
    My thoughts are the deacon and trilobite were either an accidental byproduct of what happened in promy or the black goo can spawn them in many ways. Who knows maybe Holloway would have burst open with a 1000 lil trilobites
  10. Perfect-Organism
    This implies that the trilobite was more of an intentional result of the black-goo than a co-incidental bi-product.  By extension, it could mean the same thing for the deacon.

    So the intention was to make a deacon? Wait a few thousand years hoping humans learn space travel, come to bio-lab-planet, drink black goo for some reason, have sex, have squid, engineer blowjobs squid, result deacon.

    seems legit  ;D

    I was only pointing out the implication.  It is as implausible as you describe.
  11. Astronoë
    This implies that the trilobite was more of an intentional result of the black-goo than a co-incidental bi-product.  By extension, it could mean the same thing for the deacon.

    So the intention was to make a deacon? Wait a few thousand years hoping humans learn space travel, come to bio-lab-planet, drink black goo for some reason, have sex, have squid, engineer blowjobs squid, result deacon.

    seems legit  ;D
  12. 426Buddy
    Im in the same boat myself, I can't look away lol.

    When Prometheus hit I had been away from the franchise and fandom for a long time, so my first introduction was the trailer. In the end it didn't matter because the trailer showed 90% of the good parts of the movie. I remember clearly thinking the trailer was amazing and was surprised how much they held back and didn't show. I was pretty surprised after watching the movie, I was thinking "I guess the trailer didnt hold back at all really".
  13. Perfect-Organism
    Yes, I'm becoming deeply concerned about my ability to enjoy this film if I know too much.  I mean I want to go in knowing nothing, but I also can't look away from all the leaks and posts.  It's so compelling.  What to do?
  14. Stolen
    To be fair it's a bit early to make that call considering all we have is some location shots and one snapshot of an unfinished set.

    Absolutely! We know nothing yet. Wait the movie, and then we shall all make a final judgment of this franchise!

    Exactly thank you guys.
    I am especially pleased that Scott has not buried Prometheus! Alien: Covenant is a direct sequel. It's good news.

    Now, less leakage please, we already know too much. (But I'm unable not to look. I'm too excited. August 2017 is too far.)
  15. 426Buddy
    Most definitely, I'm really hoping to see at least some foreboding giger-esque design elements. As far as the trilobite, if they expand on and explain the creatures from Prometheus I think that has potential.
  16. Perfect-Organism
    To be fair it's a bit early to make that call considering all we have is some location shots and one snapshot of an unfinished set.

    Absolutely! We know nothing yet. Wait the movie, and then we shall all make a final judgment of this franchise!

    That's definitely true, but I think its fair to say that most of us don't want a rehash of what was done before.  We would like to see new creatures and ideas.  Most people would probably want to see a Gigeresque reality as well.  That's just my guess.
  17. Corporal Hicks
    It's not 100%. The fella was pretty specific and certain of it. He also posted new pictures of the locations so I don't doubt he's there. I think there's a possibility he may have mistaken a face-hugger but with him specifically calling it out as the trilobite I think he's pretty certain of what he saw.
  18. Darkness
    Just how reliable is this information? It doesn't really make sense for that thing to appear again on a completely different ship when it was a complete anomaly for it to happen to Shaw. This movie is sounding more and more like a rehash of the first one which is what they should be avoiding. And really, could he actually see what the creature was from that sort of distance. He could have mistaken it for something else.
  19. LordCassusSnow
    Btw, with the new engineer head being sculpted, i was wondering, does anyone else feel like this movie might be taking place on LV-223 again? It would make sense as fox put restrictions on certain ideas that were pitched during the creation of Fire and Stone leaving us with an almost completely different story that had as many issues as Prometheus. Anyway, i always thought telling the story of the company going to investigate LV-223 would have been great filler until the third movie where we catch up to Shaw.
  20. LordCassusSnow
    Hmm, i was thinking this scene could have been at the beginning. The vehicle we see looked like a survey module and when i saw the pics of it blowing up i thought, religious terrorism perhaps? Would be interesting to see this movie take that turn. As for the trilobite, which i personally call the star beast, it might be a lifeform thats living in the surrounding body of water. Or it could be a stand in for something else?  Idk i just reeaally hope this doesn't turn into avatar -_-
  21. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Wonder if it will be given a cohesive explanation unlike in Prometheus.

    Where a person infected by black goo prior to mutating has sex with a woman and impregnates her "even though she's baron" trilobites spawned, grows to a gigantic size to act similar to a facehugger to impregnate its host with a Deacon xenomorph.

    Wonder how much they'll allude to the xenomorphs evolution to its classic form. I'll probably be wrong about this but they might pull a Terminator Salvation where the film featured the early iteration of Terminator T-600, and right and the end we got the T-800.

    Though unlikely it could be possible that this film will feature the ancestors of the xenomorph "i.e. Deacon or like in the original Alien Engineers script the Beluga Alien" and towards the 3rd act feature the classic Xenomorph.

    Supposedly Scott had revealed the Xenomorph spawned from an Engineer known as the Ultramorph will play a role.
  22. Perfect-Organism
    We really have no idea if the Black goo contains code for random species generation, or for very specific creatures.  David used just one drop of the goo.  It's entirely possible that a vial of the goo would contain an entire zoo of different species, or possibly each vial contains one species.  Who knows?  If it was one species per ampule, it would explain why there were so many ampules in the juggernaut.
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