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David Plays God in ‘Alien: Covenant’ and Creates New Xenomorph Monsters!?


Even before Ridley Scott’s Prometheus went behind cameras information was leaking out by the truckload. At the time it was all considered rumor and speculation, only at the end of the day most – if not all of it – was correct.

Scott is looking at February/March to begin production on Alien: Covenant, his Prometheus sequel set for launch on October 6, 2017.

While most filmmakers shroud their productions in secrecy, Scott has always been chatty, and reveals all sorts of spoiler-y goodies from his upcoming films. For examples, he’s prematurely announced the title (twice now), explained that the film will reveal a destroyed Engineer planet, and also revealed plans for an expanded universe that will eventually bridge directly into his 1979 Alien.

Oh, and he told of a new origin story for the elusive Xenomorphs.

The latter is important here as we dive into the following scoop, which comes courtesy of Scified:

“The movie will have 2 Monsters, one is new and both are different yet similar to the Xeno DNA. The NEW Monster is a New Event, so it’s nothing created before the Events of the end of the First movie…. it’s created by an event in the movie… and this New Monster is going to be based off of the Original Concept that Alien drew influence from, and this idea is something they had planned with Spaights’ Ultramorph and so Gigers Necomonicon 4 is the starting point. This Monster will be transparent like a Jelly Fish to a degree…. and it’s hinted that David plays a part in its creation.

The movie won’t be going the route of an Alien movie, just we will see more clues and things that we can relate and make connection to the Xeno DNA and Bio-Mechanics of the Engineers. The movie will loosely touch up on themes that can connect to the Prometheus Mythos and the Bible but more in respect to the Paradise Lost version of events but again loosely.

They won’t be going a full blown Ancient Aliens in detail on us, just we can make subtle links to themes, such as Rebellion, Order of Creation (that has multiple layers that does not start with the Engineers and does not end with David). Stealing of Forbiden Knowledge and Fire and how playing God and going against God always has dire consequences.”

If this were to prove true, it would connect to my own theory as to what the title Alien: Covenant means.

I also love the furthering of Michael Fassbender’s character, David, who now truly plays God on the Engineers’ planet.

The site further adds another thing to consider – “…the motivation behind this new alienis Spaihts’ ‘Ultramorph’, which played a role in his original draft for ‘Prometheus’ entitled ‘Alien: Engineers.’ In his draft, an Engineer gave birth to an Alien, but because the Engineer is much larger and more powerful than a human – as the Alien draws traits from its host – the spawn was known as the ‘Ultramorph’ and towered over its human-born cousins. The concept was scrapped for the first film, but concept art reveals what the creature would’ve looked like…”




  • DrewHamster

    Well just in case your first paragraph is true, this is the last Alien: Covenant news I’m gonna read unless it pertains to a release date. I absolutely loved Prometheus and knew almost nothing going in so I’m hoping I can repeat that here.

    • Trisha Tachanawa

      Agreed. The movie doesn’t come out until 2017 and there’s already soooo much being revealed.

      • J Jett

        Trisha, i agree. i’m excited for this movie but IMO too much is being released/spoiled already.

  • sliceanddice

    Okay. Interesting enough. I am apprehensive however. Trying to upstage the alien will be a tricky job to pull off. Lightning can’t always strike twice, after all.

  • Darkness69

    Aaand it all comes back to Giger. I just hope they won’t forget his massive influence in the opening and end credits like they have in Alien 3, for example (and he directly worked on the design back then).

  • Those giant eyes look terrible

    • abyx34

      also that abnormally elongated head, it’s like 1/3 more than the original xenomorph had. We don’t need this.

  • I hated Prometheus and Im already not liking this. How can you top the original Alien and its monster? You can’t. Plain and simple.

    • eli

      You’re right, it can’t be topped. But that doesn’t mean the story should stop being told.

      • True but if Prometheus was any indication, someone else should take over.

    • J Jett

      Sascha, i agree that trying to top the Giger’s Xenomorph design isn’t a smart thing to do. i personally thought the Deacon(?) creature at the very end of PROMETHEUS looked terrible.

  • Brett Lovejoy

    If it’s steering away from ‘Alien’ again and is going to be a snoozefest like the first ‘Prometheus,’ then I’ll take a big pass on seeing it.

  • Harley Mitchel Dirk

    Old news… Though if they are going down the Ultramorph route than there was some better concept art.

  • Halloween_Vic

    So wait ummm……..I mean…….??? Idk anymore this shit is just to much Scott should just shut up and make the damm film I mean since he got BlomKamp’s Alien which would have been a true Alien film on the back burner because he clearly didn’t like the spotlight taken away just make your movie and shutup he’s already confusing the fuck out of me when in REALITY it should be BlomKamp’s Alien who’s should come out first!

  • So, no Noomi Rapace? Kinda shitty to shrug her off. I mean, I like Sigourney better, obviously, but Shaw was a decent character and I don’t think she deserves the Newt treatment.

  • wehoaks

    All of these articles and Scott’s mouth constantly open = me no longer giving two shits about this film or any other Alien film.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    It’s the same creature, just with a big-ass head and a giant eyeball. They should leave well enough alone and just give the fans what they want; Xenos which leads to my speculation that the studio is probably pressuring Scott a bit to make sure people know this new film is directly related to Alien. With Prometheus, we all knew it was some sort of Alien prequel, but not many casual moviegoers did. After Prometheus under-performed, they greenlit another movie and specifically had Scott reflect Alien in the title, making absolute certain everyone knows what franchise this is all tying into. I suspect this is why there’s gonna be a much heavier focus on “Xeno-DNA” or whatever the hell Ridley wants to call it. It’s a stark contrast from where this film was a year ago when he emphatically said the Xeno had a good run, but was finished. Fox ain’t having any of that after seeing those Prometheus numbers.

  • aNYagenda

    “…the film will reveal a destroyed Engineer planet, and also revealed plans for an expanded universe …”

    ridley couldn’t even wrangle prometheus without completely flucking it up. Imagine 6 more hours through expanded universe of prometheus style fluck ups.

    ridley does visuals well enough,
    but he’s utter poison for anything involving concept or story.

    I know lindelof took his money and fled the scene of his crime,
    but now ridley has hand picked a new terrible writer to translate his incompetent ideas.

  • Casper

    Honestly, all of his talk here sounds exactly like the same thinking that led to the giant let down of Prometheus. If you’re just going to retread the same fan displeasing territory of that film why bother?

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