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Sneak Peak at a Creature from Alien: Covenant!

We now have a sneak peak at a creature from Alien: Covenant! The Alien social media pages continue to share more snippets of Alien: Covenant. In this latest update, we’re taken behind the scenes and given a brief look at the hand of one of the creatures in Alien: Covenant with the caption “Where it all begins.

Like the original H.R Giger Alien it would appear that this hand has 6 fingers.  The sculpt in the foreground only appears to have 5 fingers but that’s because the extra finger is obscured by the sculptors hand. On the hand is the background you can clearly see 6 fingers, 2 of which are joined together.

Sneak peak at a creature from Alien: Covenant! Sneak Peak at a Creature from Alien: Covenant!

Sneak peak at a creature from Alien: Covenant!

However, the lack of biomechanical detailing might mean this isn’t the Alien but something else instead. Are we looking at an adult Deacon? Or something else entirely? We’ll find out soon enough. What do you think of our first look at the direction of the creature design for Alien: Covenant?



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  1. Space_Dementia
    I love the look of the hand! For me this goes back to the 1979 Alien design, not quite a replica but its pretty close. For me that original design will always be the best, was never a massive fan of the slight changes they made over the duration of the sequels.
  2. BR1XER
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    Whilst I'll be unavailable to avoid the spoilers, I would like a trailer that doesn't give the film away. Perhaps avoid major footage from the third act completely.

    For sure man. As much as I want to be surprised going in, I lack the willpower to stay away from not just trailers but all other news reveals too. Tough to do these days when there's so much time between movie announcement and release. Gotta get my fix somehow.
    Must . . . resist . . . temptation . . . doh!

    I say it's on their marketing team to simultaneously engage followers and avoid spoilers.
  3. Denton Smalls
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    Whilst I'll be unavailable to avoid the spoilers, I would like a trailer that doesn't give the film away. Perhaps avoid major footage from the third act completely.

    For sure man. As much as I want to be surprised going in, I lack the willpower to stay away from not just trailers but all other news reveals too. Tough to do these days when there's so much time between movie announcement and release. Gotta get my fix somehow.
  4. Corporal Hicks
    Thanks for sharing those details, Enoch. I'd be especially pleased if Ridley knew what he was doing with those murals and seemingly random elements. When Spaihts' was working on the film, it was mentioned as being a two parter so be nice to know they did actually have a road map.

    Very possibliy related to that creature! I dont know much, I only have strong hints!
    Goo is some kind of biological nanotechnology and its not originaly created by Engineers.
    It definitley belong to some not yet seen creature! Its properties are not only to mutate/evolve or
    to destroy but also to create!

    I didnt say that it isnt blood! :)
    We know its organic, so it belongs to some creature.
    Engineers maybe stole that from that mysterious creature.

    Ridley promised answers and he almost told us that Engineers did not created Xenos, and
    that goo isnt originaly Engineer tool of creation and destruction. Engineers and humans are possibly just a pions in
    a grander game! After all humans and engineers share the same dna!

    Perhaps it could be from the original biomechaniod species. Perhaps an artificial species. Maybe something like the Borg with the capability of transforming others? Some old and ancient species? It's sounding more and more likely to me that the "real" Space Jockey's are going to make an appearance as the creators of the Jockey's.

    Maybe Aliens are humans transformed by the Goo? and the whole DNA thing is like Aliens are really humans turned into bio mechanical weapons by the Engineers.

    I'm not sure I'd want that. Whilst I'm not against seeing the Aliens as creations or weapons of an ancient and powerful race, I really don't want to see them massively intertwined with mankind. Not their origins.

    Sounds to me the engineers stole some form of Alien or alien plasma/DNA/etc and came to regret their decision. The creature's hand definitely does remind of the Alien while obviously not being exactly the same.

    I wouldn't ignore the possibility. The Engineer's may have stolen fire from their own gods.

    Yea I hope they don't reveal anything in the trailer the way they did with the Hammerpede in the Prometheus preview. Then again it was my fault for watching it

    Whilst I'll be unable to avoid the spoilers, I would like a trailer that doesn't give the film away. Perhaps avoid major footage from the third act completely.
  5. Denton Smalls
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    No it wasn't!

    We think, "ooh, I'll watch this trailer, they wouldn't put any spoilers in there": Cue 2.5 minute version of entire movie. Same thing happened with Revenge of the Sith. At least we know better now.  :P

    Lol I remember Revenge of the Sith too...

    I got duped cause Alien was always so clever about their marketing, like the quick cuts and sirens in the '79 trailer, and when the Prometheus teaser replicated that, I thought "ok we're good,"....but then the full trailer showed half the movie LOL
  6. BishopShouldGo
    Yeah, the franchise has to grow. Franchises have to grow. Alien has got to go big now, and thankfully that's what they're doing. Thematically and spatially. :D

    Watch this part:

    :35-:46 seconds mwuahahaha, get ready guys, no more tin cans! I know some of you won't like that one bit. "I want my gooey corridors, non sleekness, crushed blacks, and pixel docu style directing!!!"
  7. windebieste
    Back in '79, when 'Star Wars' was the defining template of space themed movies Brett's death was a great moment where the escalation of  threat hit's its peak.  After the facehugger scene, which was nasty enough of a shock to fans expecting more Darth Vader style villainy, things just get worse. The chestburster scene was next in terms of bar raising shock - and is justifiably one of the most horrifying scenes in cinema history.  Then the final escalation of threat comes when Brett is attacked and abducted. 

    It's the moment when the audience realises "This spaceship crew are all going to be f*cked! and Han isn't coming to save the day!" and is the moment the audience, still clinging to any residual notion that this was going to be another safe little comic book action flick featuring space battles, was completely erroded away.  Forever. 

    'ALIEN' crept up on its audiences undercover of being 'another space movie released by Fox'.  That can only be done once.  Film making has changed since then.  The World has changed since then and so too has audience expectations. 

    I think it's already too late to enjoy that "WTF did I just see?" emotion for 'ALIEN: Covenant' for some of us.    I don't think that senstation will ever be replicated to the same extreme degree as it was when the first movie was released upon an unsuspecting audience with absolutely no idea what to expect over 30 years ago.  People fled from cinemas back then!

    We're well beyond that, now. 

    First timers not exposed to any promotional material online or elsewhere seeing the movie, going in blind and completely oblivious to anything 'ALIEN' might get that sensation.  Make 'em binge watch a lot of 'Star Wars' first and then sit them down in the cinema to some 'ALIEN' chestbursting goodness.  "It's the only way to be sure."  lol.

    -Windebieste.
  8. Guts
    Maybe Aliens are humans transformed by the Goo? and the whole DNA thing is like Aliens are really humans turned into bio mechanical weapons by the Engineers.

    Wild Random Theory i know. lol ::)
  9. Denton Smalls
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    I'm down with that. They still need to explain the completely absurd Engineers-human DNA thing from Prometheus though. The only solution really would be the reverse of what was implied and that humans are infact the ancestors of these Engineers.

    I totally agree. I don't hate the whole humans are descendants of Engineers concept, but I hope they go into it a little more b/c the way it was revealed was sort of matter of fact and underwhelming IMO.

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    They predate human race, but they are genetically pretty much the same as humans.
    That is already explained. I think they now need to explain some other things.

    Definitely the more the better! It's gotta be tough trying to explain just enough while keeping the mystery and unknown vibe alive, but I'd like to know at least the basics and then I can fill in the blanks from there.

    Since this is supposed to be chapter one in a new trilogy before the original, and I previously thought Prometheus was chapter one...do you think they will retcon and reboot certain things from Prometheus?

  10. irn
    That's so cool! I like the idea of Engineers stealing Alien DNA rather than creating it...maintains the xenomorphs' mystery a little more.

    I'm down with that. They still need to explain the completely absurd Engineers-human DNA thing from Prometheus though. The only solution really would be the reverse of what was implied and that humans are infact the ancestors of these Engineers.
  11. BonesawT101
    Sounds to me the engineers stole some form of Alien or alien plasma/DNA/etc and came to regret their decision. The creature's hand definitely does remind of the Alien while obviously not being exactly the same.
  12. imbrie
    Thanks for posting that - I hadn't seen it before.

    All exciting stuff you've posted today, Enoch. Thoroughly looking forward to what Ridley has in store for us with Covenant. I really hope the mythology is expanded upon significantly with just the right amount of mystery.

    What is you take on the murals?
  13. Enoch
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    He did not say that directily but you could assume that Engineers are not
    in charge of Alien and Goo creation! Concerning ultimate creator, I dont know
    we ll see what we expect to be a creator! Engineers are not gods or original
    creators and Ridley repeated that in many interviews. I dont think we ll see the "GOD"
    but there could be hints regarding some higher power or some kind of knowledge behind everything.

    Engineers are just advanced humans (angels) trying to become gods! Classical Prometheus story,
    and we havent seen Zeus yet!
  14. aliens13
    I didnt say that it isnt blood! :)
    We know its organic, so it belongs to some creature.
    Engineers maybe stole that from that mysterious creature. Many of
    us speculated about murals and its meanings. Murals are not random, thats what
    one of production members said to me!
    Space Jockey blood? Maybe the Engineers and Space Jockey are different species. I solved the mistery  ;D
  15. imbrie
    I know that Noomi Rapace have stunt double (even two), so she is filming some demanding action scenes!
    I heard about "one creature" above Engineers but I strongly doubt we ll see some straight B movie explanations!

    The problem I have with this is, if there is a 'creature' which is higher up the evolutionary chain in every way, especially with regard to intelligence, how this can be presented on screen without it looking terribly hokey. For example, let's say the engineers were created by a god-like creature, and let's, hypothetically, assume that as it appears that they worship the xeno in some way, that that god-like creature in some way resembles a xeno, just how on earth will an intelligent xeno-type of being be depicted? I'm concerned about that.

    Ridley promised answers and he almost told us that Engineers did not created Xenos, and
    that goo isnt originaly Engineer tool of creation and destruction. Engineers and humans are possibly just a pions in
    a grander game! After all humans and engineers share the same dna!

    Where has Ridley spoken about the engineers not creating the xenos and the goo not originally being the engineers tool?
  16. Enoch
    I know that Noomi Rapace have stunt double (even two), so she is filming some demanding action scenes!
    I heard about "one creature" above Engineers but I strongly doubt we ll see some straight B movie explanations! Mystery is everything. I know that human creation isnt random, and we ve seen that Engineers seeded life in many galaxies and then they wanted to wipe out their creations: why is pretty good question but even better question would be: Were they afraid of something?

    Ridley promised answers and he almost told us that Engineers did not created Xenos, and
    that goo isnt originaly Engineer tool of creation and destruction. Engineers and humans are possibly just a pions in
    a grander game! After all humans and engineers share the same dna!
  17. imbrie
    So want to know more now! Interest is well and truly piqued. Have you heard anything about there being a higher level of being than the engineers i.e. who made THEM? Or do you think that will be left for a latter entry into the series? And what of, Shaw? Is she stranded and isolated somewhere other than where the Covenant crew are headed? So many questions!
  18. Enoch
    I didnt say that it isnt blood! :)
    We know its organic, so it belongs to some creature.
    Engineers maybe stole that from that mysterious creature. Many of
    us speculated about murals and its meanings. Murals are not random, thats what
    one of production members said to me!
  19. imbrie
    Very interesting. I was always intrigued by that mural and would be extremely happy for it to be referenced in Covenant, especially with regard to creature.

    Not sure how I feel about the goo being a form of biological nanotechnology but being the blood of a hitherto unseen creature is certainly very intriguing.
  20. Enoch
    Very possibliy related to that creature! I dont know much, I only have strong hints!
    Goo is some kind of biological nanotechnology and its not originaly created by Engineers.
    It definitley belong to some not yet seen creature! Its properties are not only to mutate/evolve or
    to destroy but also to create!

    That mural is NOT random! That I know because I asked Wayne Haag, and two other members of
    production and one of them gave me a hint! Wayne is pretty reserved and he doesnt like even to give
    you a hint, but others are a bit more generous.
  21. Enoch
    New creature definitely. Maybe related to that on mural and some new elements.
    I wouldnt say that the goo is stupid...  Its not what we think it is.
    Would you like it if its some kind of blood or organic fluid of some ancient creature?
  22. imbrie
    You will not be disappointed by the creatures... I asked someone (my cousin, she is not Australian!) working on the movie, and she is really close to the production, so the looks and the design of this movie wil be bombastic! This hands doesnt really belong to original Xeno but to more sinister creature we maybe seen in Prometheus and its not Deacon  ;) Ridley certanly continued to pursue metaphors and ideas he introduced in Prometheus (thats for sure) and we ll see black goo and ampules and all the methapors and mythological/religious connotations. I even know that Shaw will have a bigger part in the movie than we expected!

    Hi Enoch. If the hand doesn't belong to the Deacon, could if that of a creature seen in the murals in the ampule room?
  23. Enoch
    You will not be disappointed by the creatures... I asked someone (my cousin, she is not Australian!) working on the movie, and she is really close to the production, so the looks and the design of this movie wil be bombastic! This hands doesnt really belong to original Xeno but to more sinister creature we maybe seen in Prometheus and its not Deacon  ;) Ridley certanly continued to pursue metaphors and ideas he introduced in Prometheus (thats for sure) and we ll see black goo and ampules and all the methapors and mythological/religious connotations. I even know that Shaw will have a bigger part in the movie than we expected!
  24. windebieste
    Nice.  6 fingers is a strong indicator we'll at least see a return of the original design to some degree.  Mind you, in 1979, Fox would not even have permitted this much of the Alien to be made public.  Back then, the human characters and interiors/exteriors of the Nostromo and derelict were easy to come by; but prior to the film's release on May 25th '79, the creature was completely unknown and Fox were extremely secretive about it until the movie was released.  You really had to dig hard through the pages of magazines of the day to find a single Ridleygram of what the Alien looked like. 

    How things have changed since then.  I fully expect we'll see images of the inevitable action figure(s) well before 'ALIEN: Covenenant' is released.

    -Windebieste.
  25. XenoHunter99
    Is that all they've got? It's mostly structure of a human hand without the skin. You see the tendons and you see the phalange bones peeking through the breaks in the flesh. The digits are obviously longer and capped with what will likely become pointy claws. It's nice, competent sculpture; but this could be part of any old movie monster.
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