So many new reveals around here since I last checked in!
As far as these latest 'leaked' pics of 'mutated' aliens go, I'm getting a distinct flashback to ALIEN RESURRECTION's 'Newborn' due to the 'translucent white' direction that the designs have taken. Even the 'eggs' and 'facehugger' are looking distinctly 'albino-like' now, compared to the much darker coloration of the ALIEN stages - perhaps these 'eggs' develop in an underground setting, and are deprived of sunlight?
But even if a new design of the final adult stage ends up with the same kind of 'whitish' coloration as these pics reveal, it will hopefully look a lot more disturbing than the twitchy-nosed 'Newborn'!
To be honest, I'm not too keen on the whole 'pointy-headed' look that Ridley went for with the 'enamel-toothed' baby 'Deacon' in PROMETHEUS, as a way of ripping through backs, necks, whatever in this...as I still think that ALIEN's original 'chestburster' stage was far creepier due to it eating it's way out of a host with it's 'metal' teeth!
I still get the feeling that Ridley wants to deviate from the original creature designs quite a bit, and I'm now beginning to wonder if we will end up with anything that looks remotely similar to the original 'bio-mechanical' adult stage from ALIEN by the time this prequel trilogy is complete. Still, as long as whatever final design comes across as suitably menacing, I'll be reasonably content.
Now I really must go and comment on that excellent news about Guy Pierce FINALLY being included without the 'old man' makeup.