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Updated: Showcase 2017 Alien: Covenant Footage Impressions and Katherine Waterston Interviews

Earlier in December 20th Century Fox hosted their Showcase 2017 event where they previewed several of the films on their slate for next year. They screened 10 minutes worth of footage and the trailer that we just watched.

The embargo on that event has now ended and so many of the news outlets are now publishing their impressions and their interviews with Katherine Waterston. The press were shown two sequences, the Covenant on approach to Paradise and the birth of the Neomorph, JoBlo had this to say about the Neomorph’s appearance (beware spoilers):

“Back in the medbay, Ejogo is trying to help the infected man. Spikes suddenly pop out of his back and cut her. She reels back and then his spine seems to BURST OPEN and fall to the floor, some type of creature attached to it. Like a newborn, it kind of wiggles around a bit as it “wakes up”. We get a closer look at the creature and it’s basically a dog-sized white-colored xenomorph with spikes on its back. It seems to grow slightly bigger with each passing second. It charges at Ejogo and she kicks it away. It turns to come back, attacking her, scratching and clawing. She defends herself as they struggle in a huge puddle of blood.

The white xenomorph escapes the room and chases after Amy Seimetz as she fires at it with a shotgun. It continues to grow as all of this happens. The creature leaps all over the place, clinging to walls, dodging every shot. Seimetz is firing blindly and eventually hits a series of tanks, which sets off a massive explosion, destroying the dropship entirely. Outside the exploding ship, we see Billy Crudup‘s team nearly there and witnessing the devastation. They’s screwed. They stop in their tracks, still dealing with their own sick man, who almost on cue starts convulsing like the guy on the dropship.”

JoBlo and Coming Soon also spoke to Katherine Waterston, the actress playing Daniels. They’re largely along the same lines of discussion with talking about Daniels’ similarities to Ripley (expect a lot of that in these), working with Ridley Scott and the horror aspect.

We’ll keep this post updated with the various new articles as they’re released.

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