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New Alien: Covenant Still via USA Today

New Alien: Covenant still via USA Today! USA Today has posted up an article covering their must-see films of 2017 and included on that list is Alien: Covenant. Alongside some comments from Katherine Waterston is a brand new still of her as Daniels!

“But she doesn’t have a favorite among the Alien Chestbursters and Facehuggers. “I’m very squeamish,” Waterston says, laughing. “I’ve seen these movies many times, but I feel like I’ve barely seen any of the alien scenes because my eyes are usually covered.”

 New Alien: Covenant Still via USA Today

New Alien: Covenant still via USA Today

Unfortunately, the new image is pretty small in size but offers a clear glimpse at Waterston and one of the weapons being used in Alien: Covenant. The comments largely covers what Katherine Waterston has already said in the past about Daniels’ character developments and any similarities between her character and Ripley.

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*Updated with larger copy of the picture via JoBlo.



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  1. Corporal Hicks
    In this thread: http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=55868.0

    I believe these to be reliable as a lot of it matches up to my own intel so massive spoiler warning for those who go in there.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    You may have answered this already somewhere, but (to the best of your knowledge) is there a plausible reason for why the characters aren't wearing protective gear?

    Could they have technology telling them everything is all clear but failed to pick up the spores?

    I don't think the spores are going to be a pathogen per se. But as long as there's some line in there about them scanning for stuff like that, I'll be happy.
  2. D88M
    Forgive me for this since I haven't been reading up much on Covenant but why is a lot of folk here thinking that David is behind everything? Some are even saying he created the Xenos.

    I think it was leaked by 4chab guy, I think.

    Reliable? or is it just bait?

    Well he went into some pretty good detail, and described scenes from the movie that ended up in the trailer (Shower, facehugger)

    where i can read that?
  3. PVTDukeMorrison
    Forgive me for this since I haven't been reading up much on Covenant but why is a lot of folk here thinking that David is behind everything? Some are even saying he created the Xenos.

    I think it was leaked by 4chab guy, I think.

    Reliable? or is it just bait?

    Well he went into some pretty good detail, and described scenes from the movie that ended up in the trailer (Shower, facehugger)
  4. LiquidSentry
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    You may have answered this already somewhere, but (to the best of your knowledge) is there a plausible reason for why the characters aren't wearing protective gear?

    Could they have technology telling them everything is all clear but failed to pick up the spores?
  5. Pvt. Himmel
    Forgive me for this since I haven't been reading up much on Covenant but why is a lot of folk here thinking that David is behind everything? Some are even saying he created the Xenos.

    I think it was leaked by 4chan guy, I think.

    Reliable? or is it just bait?

    Don't know!  Hicks I think knows.
  6. Corporal Hicks
    Nobody notice the earplug in her......ear?

    That'll either be part of the narrative (Which would make sense considering the trailer), or is just for the noise of the prop gun firing blanks.

    I only just realized what you meant here. You're suggesting that if the ear plugs aren't just due to firing the weapon, perhaps they were done as a deliberate attempt to stop the spores from getting into their ears?
  7. a bit twitchy
    I guess it's already been mentioned, but if not ... it does seem to be exactly like the production shot of Ripley in Aliens when she's firing everything she's got into the Queen's egg sack. Even down to the lighting filters used and facial expression. I guess as the guns look like replicas it's going to be hard to buy these props from props store if you're in the UK.

    You just named the number one movie I would make if I were in a position to, "Mad Jack".  Totally amazing story.
  8. OpenMaw
    Yeah, they've got M4s and SA80s in the background but they're only background filler material. Granted, the pistols used were modern at the time too but the VP70 wasn't a massively well known pistol, I don't think.

    The Veep was chosen because it had a vaguely futuristic look to it, which actually blends pretty nicely with the Smartgun and Pulse Rifle.  It was also not that well known, and at the time was no longer in production anyway. So, no strong zeitgeist.

    Having M4 pattern rifles and Aug's front and center seems really really odd. Surely they could have kitted them up with a little fireglass casing to hide some of the design? Eh...
  9. Corporal Hicks
    Wasn't there a picture with Frost and racks of modern guns in the back that weren't pulse rifles?

    Yeah, they've got M4s and SA80s in the background but they're only background filler material. Granted, the pistols used were modern at the time too but the VP70 wasn't a massively well known pistol, I don't think.

    Yeah, Covenant is carrying presumably a small town worth of people in cryostasis, plus all the supplies, to a new planet. They'll need security/police/military and those people will need weapons.
    Especially the bit about uncharted worlds. It makes sense that they would have some firepower.

    I don't think there's any questioning the need for some kind of protection. They'll need their own police force for when they get established, in case any dodgy folk crop up in the population and as whiterabbit says, who knows what they'll find out there. Makes complete sense they'd be equipped with some kind of weaponry.
  10. OpenMaw
    Yeah, Covenant is carrying presumably a small town worth of people in cryostasis, plus all the supplies, to a new planet. They'll need security/police/military and those people will need weapons.
  11. Master
    Nostromo is tow vessel. It's not supposed to stop or land anywhere, chance no guns (though they had few).  Covenant is colony ship. It's main purpose is to land somewhere. Hostile creatures or pirates are small but still a possibility and guns should be available. Hell, even for prevention forces of new forming community,  guns are necessary.
  12. motherfather
    Would a colonization ship have sooo many weapons though? Does the ISS? Did any of the "isolation pods" experiments designed to simulate long time periods of colonization on Mars?

    The clues so far seem to point a highly weaponized/ militarized mission. Some weapons, fine sure, absolutely neccessary, but I think the movie would be more interesting if the weapons are more scarce so the crew eventually runs out of ammo/gets separated from them/has to be imaginative and creative with available resources- allowing more options for special effects.

    Part of the appeal of A L I E N, at least to me, is the lead character having to come up with ways of eradicating/containing the Alien with available strategies and equipment.

    Cat and mouse is an age old technique to bring intensity and suspense to a movie. With quite a few crew members running around with weapons, I do hope my fears of a suspense-less shoot em up movie are unfounded. 
  13. razeak
    Considering the vast difference in appearance of real world weapons, I'm not bothered by this one. It's not anything special IMO, but hardly a worthwhile complaint. It looks like a modern weapon with some dress up.
  14. The Cruentus
    @The Cruentus

    Ok. I'm glad we're cool .

    I'm not saying bring on Pulse Rifles . Just asking for more coherence. In era of Alien and Aliens this chick with her gun looks like a guy with blunderbuss among ww2 soldiers. I know it's not military vessel but certainly cost substential ammount in adjusted dollars and certainly have more for protection then antiques.

    I dunno I guess, they don't seem that far behind Aliens. This is before Aliens and even in that film the guns do not seem that much more advanced. The pulse rifle and smart gun are still using ballistics even. Not only that but Vasquez actually has and uses a pistol from WWII, not to mention the racks of modern era weapons also seen on the sulaco. It just doesn't seem like there is all that big of a gap between these and the weapons in the sulaco which is still in the future and carries state of the art weaponry.

    P.s. I don't know anything about firearms so this isnt an informed opinion.

    Hick's shotgun as well, old guns still get used.
  15. 426Buddy
    @The Cruentus

    Ok. I'm glad we're cool .

    I'm not saying bring on Pulse Rifles . Just asking for more coherence. In era of Alien and Aliens this chick with her gun looks like a guy with blunderbuss among ww2 soldiers. I know it's not military vessel but certainly cost substential ammount in adjusted dollars and certainly have more for protection then antiques.

    I dunno I guess, they don't seem that far behind Aliens. This is before Aliens and even in that film the guns do not seem that much more advanced. The pulse rifle and smart gun are still using ballistics even. Not only that but Vasquez actually has and uses a pistol from WWII, not to mention the racks of modern era weapons also seen on the sulaco. It just doesn't seem like there is all that big of a gap between these and the weapons in the sulaco which is still in the future and carries state of the art weaponry.

    P.s. I don't know anything about firearms so this isnt an informed opinion.
  16. The Cruentus
    @The Cruentus

    Ok. I'm glad we're cool .

    I'm not saying bring on Pulse Rifles . Just asking for more coherence. In era of Alien and Aliens this chick with her gun looks like a guy with blunderbuss among ww2 soldiers. I know it's not military vessel but certainly cost substential ammount in adjusted dollars and certainly have more for protection then antiques.

    Oh we never had an issue  ;D

    Well...think Nostromo (future) vs Prometheus (past) tech is not always up to date and future vessel Nostromo is inferior to past vessel Prometheus tech-wise, regardless of the different purposes is of the ships.
  17. Master
    @The Cruentus

    Ok. I'm glad we're cool .

    I'm not saying bring on Pulse Rifles . Just asking for more coherence. In era of Alien and Aliens this chick with her gun looks like a guy with blunderbuss among ww2 soldiers. I know it's not military vessel but certainly cost substential ammount in adjusted dollars and certainly have more for protection then antiques.
  18. 426Buddy
    Ok. But there's nothing good in generic look. Story or not, visuals are important.

    Looks good to me, they look really good actually imo.

    Like I said, I like the looks even though they are generic.

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    Its just not going to be one the top things you remember about the film like the Pulse Rifle and Smart Gun were for Aliens. The guns were important enough to Cameron to make them a big part of film, no alien film before or since has really done that or wanted to.

    Can't really agree with that statement.  A:R had very distinct and cool looking guns. Did they dominated core story of the film? No.


    So you like the look? But you just said " OK But there's nothing good in generic look" ... That's why I commented that they looked good to me.

    I didn't care for the weapons in A:R or think they were memorable in any way, they always looked like cheese to me imo.
  19. The Cruentus
    Ok. But there's nothing good in generic look. Story or not, visuals are important.

    Looks good to me, they look really good actually imo.

    Like I said, I like the looks even though they are generic.

    Quote
    Its just not going to be one the top things you remember about the film like the Pulse Rifle and Smart Gun were for Aliens. The guns were important enough to Cameron to make them a big part of film, no alien film before or since has really done that or wanted to.

    Can't really agree with that statement.  A:R had very distinct and cool looking guns. Did they dominated core story of the film? No.

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    Ok. But there's nothing good in generic look. Story or not, visuals are important.

    Disagree, visuals is not everything, that is superficial. Practicality of the weapons would be a higher priority methinks.

    Never said that. First two Alien films established strong visual language, very coherent with one another. Covenant, that is set very close to that era, should use it imo.

    @Ingwar

    Thanks for listening ;)

    I apologize I did misread your post but I stand by what I did say about visuals, they are not everything, Important sure but not everything, especially when it comes to weapons, they need to be plausible and practical. I love Pulse Rifles but I doubt a gun of that size can have 99 bullets in its magazine.
  20. Master
    Ok. But there's nothing good in generic look. Story or not, visuals are important.

    Looks good to me, they look really good actually imo.

    Like I said, I like the looks even though they are generic.

    Quote
    Its just not going to be one the top things you remember about the film like the Pulse Rifle and Smart Gun were for Aliens. The guns were important enough to Cameron to make them a big part of film, no alien film before or since has really done that or wanted to.

    Can't really agree with that statement.  A:R had very distinct and cool looking guns. Did they dominated core story of the film? No.

    [img]
    Ok. But there's nothing good in generic look. Story or not, visuals are important.

    Disagree, visuals is not everything, that is superficial. Practicality of the weapons would be a higher priority methinks.

    Never said that. First two Alien films established strong visual language, very coherent with one another. Covenant, that is set very close to that era, should use it imo.

    @Ingwar

    Thanks for listening ;)

  21. cliffhanger
    is it me, or does it look like the black spots are having smoke coming off of them?

    could it actually be that it's the very moment david shoots off some stuff on the local residents which causes them to die and perhaps even vaporise?
  22. Ingwar
    Ok. But there's nothing good in generic look. Story or not, visuals are important.

    Disagree, visuals is not everything, that is superficial. Practicality of the weapons would be a higher priority methinks.

    Master is right. Visuals are important. No question about that.

    The Cruentus is right. Visuals are not everything (Master wrote that they're important no that they're everything). No question about that.

    I like those weapons. They look practical and solid. I don't need anything else.
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