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20th Century Fox Teases Alien: Covenant Patch!

20th Century Fox teases Alien: Covenant patch! Rounding out the Alien Day celebrations, 20th Century Fox has teased fans with a small look at Alien: Covenant. Via their various social media outlets, 20th Century Fox are showing off the ship patch of the Covenant!

20th Century Fox teases Alien: Covenant Patch 20th Century Fox Teases Alien: Covenant Patch!

20th Century Fox teases Alien: Covenant Patch

The patch shows some very obvious connections to James Cameron’s Aliens, utilizing the sequel’s catchline “Building Better Worlds” and the spelling Weyland-Yutani, indicating that the company merger has occurred by the time Alien: Covenant takes place. It also shows off some Alien design influence with the wings, a motif that was present in Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien as the original Weylan-Yutani logo included Egyptian styled wings.

Michael Fassbender was pictured earlier this month sporting a Covenant cap, also featuring stylized wings. Though whether that is a prop from the film or just a cast and crew hat is not yet known.

270416_02 20th Century Fox Teases Alien: Covenant Patch!

Thanks to FiorinaFury161 and MattFiler for the news.



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  1. Corporal Hicks
    Well thats the same logo from the patch...

    Source is 20th centruy fox... ;D
    This one is just made by someone... I thought that it looks
    a bit more visible than that originaly posted.

    I know it's the patch from the picture.  :laugh: I was just wondering where this particular image came from? Did a fan make it based on that image? Did the designer of the patch release it? Where did you find the image?

    I played a bit inspired by this patch logo, and this's what I made:
    http://i.imgur.com/JwwjPyF.png

    I love it, Enoch! That's great!

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/pocus/works/21728429-building-better-worlds-covenant?utm_campaign=artist-notification&utm_medium=email&utm_source=RB
  2. whiterabbit
    No it would be on the nose if Harrison Ford ended up being the elder engineer who opens the ark. Although to take the ark myth literally, the thing probably contains some form of knowledge that man was not supposed to accept until ready for. Yea and some dumbasses opened it.
  3. Corporal Hicks
    Wasn't there an android named Rook in Aliens Infestation for 3DS?

    Looks like! http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/Friedric_Marcus

    Bishop in Colonial Marines was initially going to be Rook but they changed it. Stole my ship name though!

    In Prometheus,main bad guy was The Last Engineer. But in Alien Covenant who will be: another Engineer, new Xenomorph or maybe someone much worse? Anybody guess?

    Good question. I'm mostly curious to see how much of an antagonist David is doing to be.

    I've been reading up a little more on the Ark and I have to wondering if this'll build into the Engineer's hatred of us more. Apparently the Ark was destroyed by the Babylonians. Perhaps the Ark was some sort of Engineer device or an actual law that they handed down for mankind to follow?

    They could also be quite on the nose about it as King David is related to the Ark and we have our own David...
  4. Mike
    In Prometheus,main bad guy was The Last Engineer. But in Alien Covenant who will be: another Engineer, new Xenomorph or maybe someone much worse? Anybody guess?
  5. Corporal Hicks
    Here is a closer look at Fassbender's cap showing the original W-Y logo from Alien more clearly.

    https://twitter.com/BeatFassbender/status/725446378332250113

    http://graphic-engine.swarthmore.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/0008WeylandYutaniDecalsforALIENFX19.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChFNousWgAAmRUc.jpg:large

    Interesting name for the one of the Characters...Rook.

    The one name I keep in reserve for any fan related project I do that requires an android.  :laugh:
  6. Perfect-Organism
    Ok, here's an interesting syllogism.  If they had this logo in 1979, and the 2 wing theme is reminiscent of the idea of the Ark of the Covenant, does it imply that there was an Ark of the Covenant connection going back to 1979 already?  No way!
  7. LordCassusSnow
    Hicks, i'm 99% positive theres a ringed planet displayed on the upper right corner of the patch. As for christ being an engineer, well, it's too coincidental that the outbreak on LV-223 just happened to occur at around the same time if not after christ's crucifixion as presumed. But that doesn't mean he was an engineer. Perhaps he met an engineer and it told christ to try and lead humanity down a morally better path but was ultimately crucified for blaspheming. A schism occurs amongst the engineer race and a zealot group decides humanity needs to become something else entirely and turns a nearby engineer terreforming operation (which was also to serve as our welcoming mat) into a staging area for their attack on earth. An opposing group of engineers discovers this and somehow use some version of the xeno's to wipe out/impregnate the rebel engineers just as a few are settling into the hyper sleep chambers in their juggernaut warships. Thats why Zeta 2 riticuli was abandoned and thats why engineers never gave came to finish the job after 2000 years. Also, the WY Report theorises that the engineers could be a brother race to humans or even proto humans. So maybe they were just jealous of us?
  8. whiterabbit
    The more I read about the Jesus theory the more I really think Scott screwed up the David meets Engineer scene. The Engineer should have bitched slapped Davids head off instead. Jesus Christ: Righteous Bitch Slap.
  9. windebieste
    Sure, but don't forget the pyramid concept was a remnant of an early 'ALIEN' script.  It got used in 'Prometheus'.

    This is a fine example of how Scott will revisit previously discarded ideas if he sees fit.

    If he decides that Jesus was an Engineer - or was created by them - then he's still in the position to go down that path should he choose to do so.

    -Windebieste.
  10. RabidNinja
    Im not quite understanding why Ridley decided to add a more religious influence to the universe  ??? I mean, At what point was it being shoved in our faces in the original films prior to Prometheus? I mean, the idea of Jesus being an engineer is a little far-fetched, but I understand he wants to tell an origin story and fulfill everyone's burning desires. I personally don't see it working as well as he hopes.

    We wanted an alien origin story and how the engineers crashed on LV-426, NOT a dragged out evolution-based hype train and a planet designated 223, HALF the numbers of 426 (Uhoh! bible reference!) and "nods" to his work back in '79 as an excuse to flesh out a mishandled design (Engineer chair had RIBS! a natural fossilized HUGE corpse in the chair!) and make it out as something entirely different.

    I guess I'm still seething over the fact that he MADE Alien 5 get put on hold, but had prometheus been a little less forceful on the religious aspect and pointless execution of storyline, I might of enjoyed it. I'll give Covenant a watch when it comes out, but in reality im expecting another pointless, dragged out notion of unanswered questions that we'll partly get the answer to 5 sequels down the line.
  11. Enoch
    Ridley pursued those questions about Christ but he realized that all those questions are irrelevant because he imposed even greater questions (about ultimate creator) and I presume Covenant will try to give some answers! One thing is certan: Engineers are not GODS and they are not creators of Xeno. Humans have same DNA code as Engineers which only suggest that they probably did create humans but their causes remain mystery. Who or what is above them in genesis hierarchy?? Is that something benevolent or not?

    I found that Ridley used symbols of Saturn in all patches in Alien and in Prometheus! Symbolic meaning of Saturn (god) could very well have some impact of overall story!
  12. windebieste
    Considering the clear Biblical influences going on here, I wouldn't put it beyond Scott to re-establish the notion that Jesus was an Engineer - or maybe created by them.

    After all, Scott originally had a lot of ideas and concepts for 'ALIEN' and abandoned  them.  Then those same ideas found their way into 'Prometheus'...

    So, was Jesus an Engineer?  Maybe.  Maybe the more important question is 'Was Jesus created by the Engineers..?'

    -Windebieste.
  13. windebieste

    Oh...  that's REALLY interesting.  We know that Scott loves his mythological and literary references.  This is obviously symbolic in a Biblical sense. 

    https://images.thetrumpet.com/526ede18!h.300,id.9630,m.fill,w.540

    That patch design is straight off the Ark of the Covenant.  No coincidence there.

    I guess Scott feels that the merger between the 2 organisations is petty compared to what this implies in terms of the story he wants to tell.

    -Windebieste.

    Interestingly, the Ark from Raiders of the Lost Ark is an even closer match to the design on the logo. And guess which well regarded concept artist just happened to have worked on Raiders as well?  ;D

    No.  Even more interesting is the fact that the Ark in the 1981 movie closely matches the description of the item from The Bible

    I specifically chose to link to an image of the Ark of the Covenant other than that which appears in the movie to not associate it with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.

    The Ark is a genuine and legitimate Historical artifact*; and wasn't invented by Spielberg just for sake of Nazis to plunder and be recovered by our dashing hero, Mr. Jones.

    -Windebieste.

    *If you're into all that weird Christian stuff, that is.
  14. Corporal Hicks
    Anyone else notice the ringed planet on the Covenant patch also being on the crew patches in Prometheus? Ridley sure does love Calpamos it seems :-X

    Doesn't look ringed to me. Plenty of moons though.

    I'll bet that the W-Y merger will be covered in one of those viral videos that we all loved so much for Prometheus.

    I do hope they have another good viral marketing campaign to Covenant. Prometheus' was damn cool.
  15. Perfect-Organism
    I'm suspecting that Weyland got bought out by Yutani since both Peter and Vickers died. I definitely wanna see the Yutani side of Wey-Yu, cause it's always about Mr. Weyland. I know AVPR sucked and it's been retconned, but I thought the idea of a Ms. Yutani sounded cool. But again, it's always Weyland, let's see the Yutani part.

    I agree.  I thought Ms. Yutani was the best part of AVP:R.  Perhaps the only redeeming aspect of the film.
  16. Number13
    I'm suspecting that Weyland got bought out by Yutani since both Peter and Vickers died. I definitely wanna see the Yutani side of Wey-Yu, cause it's always about Mr. Weyland. I know AVPR sucked and it's been retconned, but I thought the idea of a Ms. Yutani sounded cool. But again, it's always Weyland, let's see the Yutani part.
  17. Mr. Clemens
    I'll bet that the W-Y merger will be covered in one of those viral videos that we all loved so much for Prometheus.

    I suppose that could work.  If we have too much corporate or political intrigue, keep in mind how well that worked for the Star Wars prequels.

    Exactly. Mr. & Mrs. Popcorn aren't going to enjoy sitting through a scene where the Weyland and Yutani CEOs and their lawyers talk business.  :D
  18. The Eighth Passenger
    Who?

    Top

    Men


     :laugh:


    Oh...  that's REALLY interesting.  We know that Scott loves his mythological and literary references.  This is obviously symbolic in a Biblical sense. 

    https://images.thetrumpet.com/526ede18!h.300,id.9630,m.fill,w.540

    That patch design is straight off the Ark of the Covenant.  No coincidence there.

    I guess Scott feels that the merger between the 2 organisations is petty compared to what this implies in terms of the story he wants to tell.

    -Windebieste.

    Interestingly, the Ark from Raiders of the Lost Ark is an even closer match to the design on the logo. And guess which well regarded concept artist just happened to have worked on Raiders as well?  ;D


  19. Enoch
    Quote
    A good story is typically dependent on a good character arc, whereby the character starts on one value and by the end of the story, that value has changed.  This is where Alien 3 failed as well.  Ripley's arc just ended.  She didn't evolve.  What would be a good arc, is if Ripley continues her fight against the company, and then half-way through Blomkamp's film she learns why W-Y is searching for the Xenomorph, which is to save humanity.  Then Ripley joins W-Y to continue their quest.  There's the ending that would have completed Ripley's arc in a more profound, meaningful way.

    That might work... But who would be te ultimate threat?
    Engineers are not creators of Xenos, not original creators at least; so who created them?
    Ridley said that Xenos were created by someone/something in order to defend or attack someone...?
  20. Perfect-Organism
    Milton in his epic Paradise Lost mentions the ark of covenant. Here is an explanation regarding the guardians of covenant:

    Cherubim were responsible for guarding the presence of God from profanity. In Genesis 3:24, a cherub guards the tree of life after the expulsion of Adam and Eve. In Exodus 25:18, two golden figures of the cherubim guard the ark. Later, huge sculptures of the cherubim overshadow the ark of the covenant in Solomon's temple. I Kings 6:27. Milton audaciously represents cherubim among the fallen angels in Hell. See ZOPHIEL.

    I have many theories about this (What is after all Covenant? ;D), but I will first explore more about covenant and
    its relations to Alien story and then I will write my ideas.


    P.S. There are some strong evidence that we ll see Matrix elements in Alien Covenant!
    “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
    ― John Milton, Paradise Lost


    I more and more belive that Ridley wants to make a twist in the Alien story...Perheaps main antagonist of the story is in fact just a tool of someone who is in fact good... Maybe humans are ultimate antagonist of Alien franchise (but not all).
    I will say no more :)
    I prefer all this stuff remain unexplained. I like the company just representing this Mega-conglomerate that is just above the law/too big to fail. I don't like the idea that something apart from, doing what's in the companies best interest financially, has been the problem all along.

    But it's funny you say that this could be part of COVENANT, because I was thinking this will be a twist in Blomkamp's ALIEN film, and maybe they will include this COVENANT development in the back story. I fully expect RIDLEY to insist there is some connection to the PROMETHEUS stuff in BLOMKAMP'S film.

    For instance, whatever this agreement is (if there is an explicit one) in COVENANT, I was thinking in BLOMKAMP'S film we will find out the Company has known something about it all along, and will in some way because of that, (whether they make the details explicitly reference COVENANT/PROM) it will re-frame the Co.'s motives, as not being completely malicious, but maybe just having to go along with something so the human race isn't wiped out. That said I fully expect Ripley to object with going along with anything.

    A good story is typically dependent on a good character arc, whereby the character starts on one value and by the end of the story, that value has changed.  This is where Alien 3 failed as well.  Ripley's arc just ended.  She didn't evolve.  What would be a good arc, is if Ripley continues her fight against the company, and then half-way through Blomkamp's film she learns why W-Y is searching for the Xenomorph, which is to save humanity.  Then Ripley joins W-Y to continue their quest.  There's the ending that would have completed Ripley's arc in a more profound, meaningful way.
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