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Leaked Alien: Covenant Set Pictures Show Film’s New Creatures (And More)

Brand new leaked Alien: Covenant set pictures show what appear to be the films new creatures and more! Following on from our scoop regarding the Neomorphs earlier this week, So Is It Any Good has posted a series of set pictures provided to them that show off what appear to be the failed corpses of various different incarnations of Alien-like lifeforms!

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In imagery that appears to mirror Alien: Resurrection’s standout sequence in which Ripley 8 encounters the failed clones, what we see here are a collection of various Alien-like creatures on display in what Alien vs. Predator Galaxy can confirm is David’s home within the Engineer temple on the planet that Alien: Covenant takes place.

You can see various biological sketches on the walls in the background. The creatures on display here share a striking resemblance to some of the descriptions we provided about the Neomorphs but not 100%. Are these some other forms of Alien creatures that David has been experimenting on?

In fact, one of the creatures on display in the top picture (3rd from the left) looks very similar to earlier concepts of the Fifield Mutant from Prometheus. Also seen on display are various representations of the more traditional Alien elements including the face-hugger (and what appear to be different types of eggs) and a cave containing eggs that resemble the more traditional eggs.

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If you look in the background of the facehugger picture, you’ll notice a store of ampules of accelerant as we saw earlier this year when Ridley Scott filmed a short introduction for The Man in the High Castle.

And that’s not all of the photos, So Is It Any Good has one final picture for you, showing off the Pilot’s Chamber of what I presume to be David and Shaw’s Juggernaut that has crashed or landed on the surface of the planet.

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  1. saintssinphony
    Something came to mind while reading all of these ideas. 
    David already thinks hes better than us humans.  Going by the whole we come from engineers thing and are basically the same, perhaps David thinks he is "above" them also. 
    Also if he jacked another ship, maybe he has engineer tissue to work with for these experiments.  Who knows?  Those things just sort of popped in my head while reading.  Experimenting on Shaw is one thing, but to just use the flesh of beings whom seed worlds like they are livestock, that might piss off a God, if there is one in this universe.
  2. Chris!(($$))!
    I missed the leak... Could anyone share them with me in a PM?

    I'm not too worried about spoilers... For me the enjoyment in this franchise is more about the execution than the result.

    Go to the first post in this thread.

    Don't know how Darkness machinated that but they're still up there. Maybe the images are linking to SuicideDoors' private image hosting account.

    Now I feel stupid. Shoulda just checked the front page.

    Thanks.
  3. bobby brown
    You think that head/bust prop is our first glimpse of our new aliens?
    Looking at its display stand, I guess it's not a prop, but a maquette.

    I really hope it is not.
    Aliens are supposed to be partly beautiful. Really don't feel this redneck hillbilly mutant approach.

  4. Infected
    My excitement for this film grows the closer we get to release. I simply cannot wait to see the Pompell scene! How do you guys imagine it on screen? Will it be night time? Will it be all foggy and gloomy? Or will it be on a bright and sunny day? Even from that picture, during the daylight the statues still looked bleak and macabre. That's a good sign, it goes to show that regardless of lighting, that scene could still be eerie as ever.
    They probably stand in front of the real supreme space jockey and he is not pleased and instantly shoots a fart and wipes out the entire engineer race.
  5. whiterabbit
    The original xenomorphs looked like the deacon, as evidenced by the mural in Prometheus.  THOSE are ancient, but the ones we all know are a new strain.

    I Believe this is where it will be decided that its original form what that, more fleshy, then biomechanical elements will be infused.....Walter.
    Maybe we'll finally find out if the alien has a soul or not.
  6. Himmelblau
    My excitement for this film grows the closer we get to release. I simply cannot wait to see the Pompell scene! How do you guys imagine it on screen? Will it be night time? Will it be all foggy and gloomy? Or will it be on a bright and sunny day? Even from that picture, during the daylight the statues still looked bleak and macabre. That's a good sign, it goes to show that regardless of lighting, that scene could still be eerie as ever.

    This. 8)
  7. The Alien Predator
    My excitement for this film grows the closer we get to release. I simply cannot wait to see the Pompell scene! How do you guys imagine it on screen? Will it be night time? Will it be all foggy and gloomy? Or will it be on a bright and sunny day? Even from that picture, during the daylight the statues still looked bleak and macabre. That's a good sign, it goes to show that regardless of lighting, that scene could still be eerie as ever.
  8. Necronomicon II
    How about this: The original xenomorphs were intelligent and had a culture; a culture of power and domination, one decided to become more powerful and mutated itself into becoming the classic xenomorph; the perfect organism. This ancient civilization eventually succumbs to self-destruction after much conflict, with one notable poor sap succumbing to deadly cargo and crashing on LV-426.  All that remains are the "engineers" - a creation of the ancient, intelligent xenomorphs - isolated on a planet to carry on the legacy. What was left of the xenomorphs was broken down into the accelerant, and locked away forever, with a covenant made never to re-animate it. Someone broke that covenant...
  9. Glaive
    Perhaps David realizes, after all of his experimentation, that he is the missing ingredient in creating the 'perfect organism' and that 'sometimes to create, one must first destroy.'

    I agree that this is probably the way this is headed...but he would NEVER do this to himself, as his experiments would cease and he's FAR too narcisistic...Oh, look..."Walter,...can you help me with this?...."
  10. whiterabbit
    Just to drum up the matter, alien doesn't have to mean naturally occurring evolved organism. Even as an engineered weapon the alien can still be considered a true alien by definition. So no sense in getting hung up on that. Still the bottom line is that thanks to the alien murals in Prometheus, it is cemented in alien lore that the creature existed long before David and his experiments. Worse case it's a resurrection... ugh that word again.

    Those leaked pictures are pretty damning in my opinion. The bust of that old decrepit alien is in fact going to be the creator of the engineers and thus our creator by linage. It all fits Ridley's own description during the production of Prometheus.
  11. Corporal Hicks
    Having David create the Alien would not make them 'alien'.

    Heck, having the engineers create the aliens already makes them not alien.

    I'm somewhat sold on the idea that the Engineers aren't the true Jockey's - whether that comes to pass or not, it's my preference fanon at the minute. I like the idea of the Jockeys being the creators of the Alien though, I always have. Just as long as its from times long gone.
  12. bunnyavpg
    The thing I find interesting about these pictures, if they do indeed show David's Den, indicate that the planet they landed on did not have a highly advanced civilisation there. David is using parchment and charcoal by the looks of it, the stands for the creatures look like roofing slates and bent metal rods and even the 'forceps' look like they came from a Blacksmith's forge. It seems as though David has had to start from scratch, using primitive tools and materials, so I'm wondering what happened to the Juggernaught and it's comprehensive database that the android could have accessed. If the planet's inhabitants suffered some kind of 'alien attack' (as the other spoiler pics indicate) I should imagine that it happened some time ago. This makes me wonder where David is getting his genetic material from for his experiments and judging by the various shapes and sizes of the 'morphs' on display I would imagine that he's working his way through the planet's indigenous rodents and primates. Those skulls in the bowl would appear to belong to some type of monkey-like creature.

    Of course that always leads to what happened to Dr Shaw.....
  13. BringbackJonesy!
    One last thought -

    Although it seemed that the 'black goo' creature variations of PROMETHEUS had a very quick growth rate...that certainly ties in with the near-instantaneous disintegration effects that the 'Engineer' once he drinks that substance from the bowl at the start of the movie...   
  14. BringbackJonesy!
    To be honest, I'm still hopeful that the original ALIEN movie lifeform...which was a tough sonofabitch with acid for blood...turns out to be something that had 'evolved naturally' that way over time, due to some extremely harsh conditions on it's unknown birthplace.

    Having disappointingly 'retconned' Giger's fossilized 'spacejocky' skeleton into a tall, bald humanoid strapped/helmeted into a navigation device...I was hoping that Ridley's prequels would still keep the origins of the original 'xenomorph' creature as being of a completely natural, mysterious nature...even though PROMETHEUS kinda hinted that this organism *might* have ended up being the result of some past 'bio-toxin' ('black goo') experimentation by the 'Engineer' race...

    (well that's what the movie implies to me at least, seeing as we see a 'xenomorph'-looking carving on the wall of the 'ampule/giant head' room)

    Thing is, Ridley initially intended to move away from ALIEN's original 'xenomorph' design I believe, and seemed to be attempting to give us 'different'-looking creatures instead...so I was hoping that the 'black goo' material was actually some kind of 'by-product' substance from the 'xenomorph's world which the 'Engineer's had come across during their past travels - a substance which they gathered in quantity, as it had some 'transformative' properties which were of great interest to them.

    However, it seems from early reports that the 'black goo' is affecting parts of the 'Engineer's homeworld in ALIEN:COVENANT...although it remains to be seen if it's actually a 'naturally-occurring' substance on that planet, or not...

    Personally, I'm still hoping against hope that the 'black goo' on 'Paradise' turns out to be the contents of some 'urns/'bio-weapons'? which were onboard the 'juggernaut' which 'David' and 'Shaw' took off in...and that David emptied some of them out onto the ground to see what happens, which resulted in the indigenous plantlife forming the deadly 'spores' mentioned in recent reports...

    (this would allow for the 'black goo' stuff to remain an 'alien substance' from the 'xenomorph's homeworld, rather than something which originates on the 'Engineer's homeworld itself)

    Unfortunately for me, it *may* turn out that the origin of the ALIEN 'xenomorph' will be 'retconned' in ALIEN:COVENANT to be the result of some long past 'transformational' experimentation caused by the 'Engineer' race, using naturally-occurring 'black goo' from their 'Paradise' homeworld...

    ...and given that Ridley may *still* wish to veer away from giving us the exact same look of the original 'bio-mechanical xenomorph', we could just see similar experimentation by 'David' giving a range of 'different'-looking results - the 'leaked' pics of 'albino'-colored eggs etc. certainly seem to support this notion...

    (I'd actually be quite happy with this outcome, as the long-crashed 'derelict'/'juggernaut' eventually seen in ALIEN could just be implied to be carrying an indigenous species from where the 'black goo' substance originated...rather than a creature specifically 'created' by the 'Engineers' through 'experimentation of their own!) 

    On the other hand, I could always stick to my preferred view of the ALIEN movie if things don't turn out in a way that I like...and just look on these prequels as being and 'alternative universe' version of events...  ;)
  15. Infected
    The black goo creates creatures that create other creatures like the Deacon.
    The humans and the engineers are of the same origin as you could see in Prometheus,
    the question then was "who made them"
    So we are both made by the ones who made the engineers and us, then the engineers are just like us,
    they stole the goo from the creators and try to experiment etc.
    They are jealous of us and thats why they tried to wipe us out, they see us as inferior, and it think they want to be the only ones.
    So im wondering as for the big bald head statue in the urn room, is in fact an image of the engineer race or is it a image of the real first creator of the engineer race the human race and the xeno/black goo.
    Was that creator a humanoid? and is that why the engineers hate us, because we look like the creators and they dont so much.
    Is the original creator killed by the black goo or the creatures from it, and are the engineers trying to recreate the creators or trying to control the black goo, or is the black goo the blood of the creator?
    Is there an alternate timeline or time travel gonna be inserted, so David is possibly becoming the creator?
    Or is the creator and maybe the first human coming from a planet so far away that it took even 2000 years in lightspeed to reach us.
    Anyway, the question "who made them" hopefully will be answered, and i hope that they just dont only show some new xeno's and mystery but the new big kahuna, the one who started this all, and we are most likely the last race alive vs the black goo/xeno's
  16. Necronomicon II
    I don't see it transpiring that way, Ridley mentioned a 'when' in regard to the creation of the xeno, so I think if it comes from the primordial ooze and left to evolve on a planet I'd be fine with that.
  17. BonesawT101
    I'm with you Hicks, and I share your dislike for the idea, though I wouldn't be entirely surprised if he has some part to play in the Alien's final form. Altough having said that, the Engineers pressure suits in Prometheus were of a biomechanical nature so perhaps David is not going to be utilised as an essential cog in the Alien's biomechanical aesthetic.
  18. Corporal Hicks
    Perhaps David realizes, after all of his experimentation, that he is the missing ingredient in creating the 'perfect organism' and that 'sometimes to create, one must first destroy.'

    No thank you! I really really really hate the idea that David is going to be responsible for the final Alien, the Alien as we know it. I'd like it to remain an ancient creature. This is why I don't mind the idea of the goo being an ancient template that the Engineers stumble upon.
  19. Corporal Hicks
    I'm getting the feeling that the black goo is in fact the synthesized and distilled version/extract/medium of the Xenomorph genome, which the Engineers have been tampering with for ages, trying to control it desperately. But no matter how much they work with it the black goo always find its way back to the Xenomorph's original and primordial shape and form. Always defaults back to the creature we know so well.

    In other words: the Xenomorph's genetic buildup and entity is dominant yet adaptable on a level not even the Engineers can grasp. Maybe it's the genetic memory? Who knows.

    If they go anywhere with it, this is kind of what I'm hoping for too. I honestly don't mind the concept of the black goo being a template for the Aliens as we know them. It also means I'm not too fussed on all these Alien-like creatures as a result of the experimentation and corruption of the accelerant.
  20. AsapJockey
    I got a feeling David Injecting himself could lead to the final form, as the tubes in these androids are very reminicent of the tubes on the heads and bodies of the aliens, biomechanical is the key word, what would happen if you inject it to a android? like in the Prometheus comic book ?
  21. King geedorah
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwB8qVbXEAEMDWx.jpg

    Love that face under the dome

    I'm getting the feeling that the black goo is in fact the synthesized and distilled version/extract/medium of the Xenomorph genome, which the Engineers have been tampering with for ages, trying to control it desperately. But no matter how much they work with it the black goo always find its way back to the Xenomorph's original and primordial shape and form. Always defaults back to the creature we know so well

    Hoping for this as well. You want to use the old god blood for advancements but those tentacled horrors will always seep through and take a familiar shape.

  22. SpreadEagleBeagle
    I'm getting the feeling that the black goo is in fact the synthesized and distilled version/extract/medium of the Xenomorph genome, which the Engineers have been tampering with for ages, trying to control it desperately. But no matter how much they work with it the black goo always find its way back to the Xenomorph's original and primordial shape and form. Always defaults back to the creature we know so well.

    In other words: the Xenomorph's genetic buildup and entity is dominant yet adaptable on a level not even the Engineers can grasp. Maybe it's the genetic memory? Who knows.

    Either that or the Aliens/Xenos as we know them were created just a decade or so before the events and incidents taking place in ALIEN. The fossilized Engineer and Derelict however suggest that that is not the case.

    Anyways, I prefer the concept I wrote in the first paragraph. The Alien needs to be an enigma, primordial and always outside of our scientific knowledge and reach.
  23. Infected
    @ The Eighth Passenger - Ha ha, silly me.  You are of course right about the 'baby Deacon' being born at some time AFTER Shaw and David have taken off from LV-223.  ::)

    (I kinda forgot that fact due to various comments here and elsewhere in the past, which speculated on Shaw running into the 'Deacon' BEFORE she took off - which were all WRONG of course, as she was already away as you pointed out.  I guess my memory lapse was influenced by that kind of thing when I commented in my previous post! ;D)

    So yes, I absolutely agree now that Shaw might have bravely ventured back to the 'Lifeboat' for various supplies before she took off.
    So this still means Shaw hasnt encountered a birth of a xeno from a facehugger/trilobite yet,
    so it still remains a mystery to Shaw and David.
  24. Crazy Shrimp
    What are these things? Alien-birds? dinosaurs?  :P

    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xfacehugger-----872651.jpg.pagespeed.ic.TsVX1yp5Sc.jpg

    Perhaps Paradise is teening with life... Actually, that makes more sense out of how David is obtaining these specimens perhaps... Maybe Shaw isnt a baby alien machine after all. I do how shaw has become something giger would be proud of though...

    Yup, perhaps they are native creatures of Paradise and I definitely want to imagine Shaw transformed into some kind of entity

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/93/7d/ee/937dee14d4b8035228a34cc14dfa032a.jpg
  25. CainsSon
    What are these things? Alien-birds? dinosaurs?  :P

    http://www.alien-covenant.com/aliencovenant_uploads/xfacehugger-----872651.jpg.pagespeed.ic.TsVX1yp5Sc.jpg

    Perhaps Paradise is teeming with life... Really, it should be since we already know it has a developed eco-system. That also makes more sense out of how David is obtaining these specimens. Maybe Shaw isnt a baby alien machine after all? I do hope shaw has become something Giger would be proud of though...somehow.
  26. Skylark Duquesne
    It's a far cry from the "perfect organism" of 1979, the sleek, rigorously symmetrical killing machine designed by Master Giger. Seems like Master Ridley has decided to tread the grotesque territory of "Alien Ressurection" and its insultingly grandguignolesque Newborn. Failed experiments by David ? So he'd really be a modern Prometheus then. I also can't help feeling that the "hero" creature is going to look way more complex than the glimpse we are offered here.
    Coincidentally, I am currently reading Greg Bear's "Eon", a hard sci-fi classic that had been sitting in my bookshelf for decades and the term "Neomorph" is used in there, along with the word "Homorph". Could it be the source of that neologism ? Maybe not, it's quite easy to coin for someone with a modicum of knowledge of the Latin language and according to me it's a sign of Scott's resolve to be done once and for all with the Xeno's "traditional" aspect, and impose a new shape. Easier said than done.
    As for subtlety... If Covenant is mean, sick, outrageously violent and gory, harrowing and nerve-wracking, with Scott back in visionary mode, as it promises to be so far, I couldn't be more satisfied.
  27. Valaquen
    Giger had a very "IN YOUR FACE" aesthetic and this is actually more true to that than a lot of designs after the first film.

    This is very true. Most of it is not subtle at all.

    But niethr was this one one. http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t443/schlitzie/IMG_0230_zps92570b37.jpg~original

    The facehugger in Alien had a different belly. This vaginal underside was a Cameron addition. But you're right, I mean, Giger used to pass out pornography to the Shepperton crew as reference material.
  28. Perfect-Organism
    If I remember correctly, the original egg was supposed to have a slit in one direction, but it was deemed too vaginal and potentially offensive, so it became an X cut at the top.  I think the final design is iconic, but it would have been really creepy to see the original intent..
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