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First Look at Danny McBride in Alien: Covenant!

We now have our first look at Danny McBride in Alien: Covenant! Following on from the reveal of Michael Fassbender’s blurry new look in Alien: Covenant earlier this week, the Alien social media accounts have now shared a new picture giving us our look at Danny McBride:

We now have our first look at Danny McBride in Alien: Covenant! First Look at Danny McBride in Alien: Covenant!

We now have our first look at Danny McBride in Alien: Covenant!

Captioned “Mission Briefing” the picture also offers us a peak at what appears to be the cockpit or bridge of the Covenant. It definitely looks like it retains some of the gloss of the Prometheus but seems to be much more subdued and in line with the style of the Hadley’s Hope control room. The console also appears to be using aircraft like flip-switches.

Back in May, Michael Fassbender spoke a little about the design aesthetic of the sets, saying that they have “an old-school element where things look battered, like the original Star Wars…”

What do you reckon to this latest picture? Let us known down below!



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Comments: 43
  1. NickisSmart
    As long as it isn't a literal palimpsest, with Scott tracing over Alien, I don't care.
    Yea but that's what's disconcerting. He's essentially bringing back the boy because it's what we want. He's introducing the bitches mother and even introducing Ripley's mother. What if at the end of the movie all the people from Alien are abandon on Paradise as children? The chatter here sounds exactly like that and if Ridley's listening he may very well give us that. I mean dude's, it's a colony ship. How do we know it's not that mother ship of the entire crew of the Nostromo?

    I don't know about you, but I'd rather have Scott give me what I want and expect, which is familiar elements used in unexpected, clever and funny ways. I don't want a repeat of the Counsellor, which, while it was rather left-field and experimental, made me crave for something a tad more conventional (and I really liked that film).
  2. whiterabbit
    As long as it isn't a literal palimpsest, with Scott tracing over Alien, I don't care.
    Yea but that's what's disconcerting. He's essentially bringing back the boy because it's what we want. He's introducing the bitches mother and even introducing Ripley's mother. What if at the end of the movie all the people from Alien are abandon on Paradise as children? The chatter here sounds exactly like that and if Ridley's listening he may very well give us that. I mean dude's, it's a colony ship. How do we know it's not that mother ship of the entire crew of the Nostromo?
  3. NickisSmart
    All this talk about types is disconcerting. I want a movie with new characters, not recycled ones from Alien.

    They're called writing tropes. Alien used stock characters but breathed life into them, anyways, considering how economical and pragmatic that film is, regarding how it treats its cast. Alien had Parker and Brett, Hamlet had Rosencrantz and Gildenstern. Recycling is part of the game. As long as it isn't a literal palimpsest, with Scott tracing over Alien, I don't care.
  4. Perfect-Organism
    I don't think there is an implication that these characters will be any way like the earlier characters, rather that those characters were sort of archetypes of humour.  You've got the guy who acts tough but is really a chicken, and you've got the guy who is rough around the edges who is a reflection of the "common people".  I expect a lot of great comic relief from Danny McBride, and in some ways I hope they don't take his comedy too far.
  5. PsyKore
    McBride has an engineer (not the blue type of engineer) look about him. The poor guy who has go down to the ships den and fix everything. :laugh: I dunno, just guessing.

    I do love the retro styling of the console, though.
  6. Corporal Hicks
    At one point Ripley and Parker jokingly asks Brett whether he's some kind of parrot because he keeps saying "right". And it turns out Brett actually has a toy parrot on a little perch hanging over his console/workdesk. Brett also built all these little wooden sailing ship models.

    You have got to love all the tiny bits of detail in Alien. It's world building on such a small scale but it works just so incredibly well!

    What do we think? McBride is the pilot?
  7. The Eighth Passenger
    It sure looks like it. Probably McBride's toy. Likely serves a similar purpose as the wobbly Gashapons in Alien, indicates when the ship is accelerating/decelerating.

    There were actually some pretty cool toy Easter eggs in Alien. Hanging from Kane's console was a little Elephant Man figurine. Not only would Kane be the first to see the elephantile Space Jockey but John Hurt would also go on to star in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man" as the titular character a year later. Very bizarre!

    At one point Ripley and Parker jokingly asks Brett whether he's some kind of parrot because he keeps saying "right". And it turns out Brett actually has a toy parrot on a little perch hanging over his console/workdesk. Brett also built all these little wooden sailing ship models.

  8. CainsSon
    Anyone else feel like Fox just wanted to push the Noomi news down the feeds?  :laugh:

    I was thinking that too. But the news is out. I was reading what you wrote about Fassbinder not being photographed yet with Blond hair/David 8-get up. I'll bet there is some reasoning to this that involves NOOMI's scenes.

    Also the cockpit is the real looker here. I like the use of color and I hope this movie is 3 hours long.
  9. xenoboners4everyone
    Looks fantastic!!! Now that's more like it; far closer to the Nostromo aesthetic without being too similar at the same time, it's a colony ship after all. Man these set pic releases are making me optimistic, FOX have been pretty transparent with the direction of the film thus far.
  10. Corporal Hicks
    Not quite the push-button look of the Nostromo but I think it looks so incredibly like the Hadley's Hope control room - remember that picture that folk thought was from Covenant? It still looks like they have some aircraft style flip switches that look pretty cool! Really digging on the look.
  11. Xenomorphine
    At least the ship looks a lot better for the continuity which will have Gateway Station and the Sulaco, decades into the future, being spoken of as "state of the badass art".

    Not to mention, the colony's non-holographic 2D map table. :)
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