I don't know about you, but ever since Alien: Covenant wrapped back in July, I've been waiting for a teaser trailer. Every morning I'm hopeful that the first footage has dropped overnight. Well, that's still not happened, but the last couple of months we've had a few scattered bits and pieces to tide us over and today's haul is the biggest reveal yet. Now, it goes without saying but I'll say it anyway: spoilers ahoy!
Ridley Scott said months ago that Covenant would include every type of xenomorph and boy, was he right. These latest variations on the beasties are instantly recognisable with a few choice twists in their evolution. Here's the images from SoIsItAnyGood?:
Without any official comments on the pics it's still not too difficult to figure out what we're seeing. These creatures look like they're part of yet another experiment by Michael Fassbender's android David. It's been strongly rumored that Covenant finds him tinkering *again* with the black goo, and the backgrounds of these images show what could be a makeshift laboratory. Sketches of various xenos line the walls and then there's the actual beings themselves.
The top pic of the fleshier facehugger isn't a huge departure from the original design. Likewise, the eggs have a few differences but nothing massive. It's really the chestburster/main xenomorph that's changed.
The varying sizes of beast in that one image suggest something far more sinister: the possibility of David using either human infants as 'cargo' for the creatures, or different human variants from other planets visited by the Engineers. In any case, the whole room is rather reminiscent of Alien: Resurrection when Ripley stumbles across the earlier attempts at cloning.
Oh yeah, and does one of those smaller bodies on display remind anyone else of a micro-sized Independence Day alien?
Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Callie Hernandez and Danny McBride, Alien: Covenant will open in the US and UK on August 4, 2017.
Images: Fox, So Is It Any Good?