So I haven't been around this board much over the past few months. I didn't want to get too heavily spoiled for this film once it became clear they were seriously going for a prequel flick.
I would assume by now that people know all kinds of spoilers. We're so close to the release, it's crazy to think a ton hasn't leaked out by now. Maybe they managed to prevent it, but... I'd be surprised.
There is only ONE thing I want to know, and it seems that even with doing searches on the board, I can't find any answers to this question...
Is there going to be any type of Alien/Xenomorph in the damn movie or not? I remember hearing there might be tiny bug-sized aliens, or maybe a proto-facehugger that looks different but basically performs the same function. I can't seem to find any confirmation around here, though, so that's my one question to you guys. Can you do me a favor and tell me if I should expect any/zero actual capital-A "ALIEN" appearance? It'd help me prepare psychologically for what this movie is or isn't going to be.
Of course, maybe we seriously don't know yet. Which would be pretty amazing, and would seem to indicate "no" is the answer.
There's only one fact that I can give you: Ridley stated in an interview that the Xenomorph won't be in the movie.
I don't think have to put this in spoilers... it has been stated in public threads numerously. At the same time I can't tell you if this is simply a marketing gig just to make the movie more mysterious...
However, from the trailer footage seen so far, I gather this:
There is a snake like creature, that pretty much performs the same actions as the face-hugger, though there are differences in the manner of "performance" and "result of the performance"... if you know what I mean.
There is a mural with a creature that looks like an Alien Queen.
There is a being that grows within a human character as a parasite.
There are exoskeletion corpses lying all over the place.
Hence: biomechanic lifeforms are sure to appear... but I don't think our banana-headed friends...
If he is lying and there is a living xeno in the film it will trigger the largest communal fan-gasm ever witnessed in the history of cinema, regardless of whether you like the idea or not.
If that happens, then the whole point why this movie was made in the end will be for nothing. I mean come on guys, from everything we've seen so far it can be easily seen that the story doesn't focus on "a" or more percise "the" creature that will kill humans in the movie.
The movie is about the origins of mankind, creation of life and death, terraforming planets, breeding humans, etc... the creatures in this movie are just to enhance those things... unlike "Alien" were the whole movie was just about "the creature"...