We got our first official look at the new creature. And we totally missed it.
Christmas morning was a special one this year, as Santa came down the chimney right around midnight and delivered the greatest gift of all: the Alien: Covenant trailer, of course! The Ridley Scott-directed Alien prequel, headed our way on May 19th, will feature both a classic Xenomorph and at least one brand new Neomorph, the latter of which we told you all about yesterday.
To sum up, the Neomorphs are born when alien spores are released from pods and enter the bloodstreams of humans. The babies burst out of the backs and throats of the infected humans, and eventually mature into Xenomorph-sized monsters. The main difference between the Xenomorphs and Neomorphs seems to be that the Neomorphs have a white/translucent appearance, which calls back to both early Prometheus concept art and H.R. Giger’s original concept design for the Xenomorph. The babies walk on all fours, while the adults stand upright.
When I wrote yesterday’s post, I noted that a Neomorph is not seen in the Alien: Covenant trailer (though the brutal birthing process is teased), but frequent commenter J. Jett let me know that I was quite wrong about that. He explained that there IS a Neomorph hiding in the trailer:
You can see the Neomorph in the red band trailer!! It’s about the size of a large-ish dog and it is indeed white-ish colored. It’s from the scene where Amy Seimetz’s character fires a grenade (or whatever)…
Sure enough, at 1:33 in the trailer you will spot a baby Neomorph walking around on all fours. A couple months back, you may remember that images of a few props from the set leaked onto the internet (they’ve since been removed), and what we see in the trailer lines up exactly with the prop of what we thought was, at the time, a baby Xenomorph. Now we know what it really is.
Thanks for spotting this, J. Jett!