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Did You Spot the Neomorph Hiding in the ‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer?

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!






  • dr.chimrichalds

    Oh, yeah. Wow! That’s as clear as day. How in the hell did I miss that?!

  • G.A. McGillivray

    I’m still not really seeing it. But I think this is on purpose (by me). I’ve avoided all articles on any sites about Neo-morphs (But not this one 😉 because – well – I want to be surprised when i see the movie. So since I don’t know what to look for I’m just not seeing it.

    Which is good 🙂 Since I just rewatched every Alien movie the other night – looking at the photos above – and what the arrow is pointing to – if anything to me it looks like the Alien from Alien3 that was digitally added in – the little one that goes running down the hall. Again – I’m happy to be wrong.

    • J Jett

      G.A., you are seeing correctly. the infant/juvenile Neomorph looks IMO nearly identical (in shape) to the alien dog-like creature in ALIEN 3.

  • I’m glad J pointed it out as I never would’ve noticed. I like that it’s still not a clear shot and hopefully future marketing still keeps the critter a mystery. Also, I believe J is a “he” not “she”. 🙂

    • Creepshow

      Yes, Jett is a dude. Miss Squires made a mistake with gender identity.

      • J Jett

        actually i’m both male and female and part Neomorph for good measure! LOL. 🙂

      • Hey, shim happens.

  • Rohan Sorensen

    Pro Tip: don’t shoot at an alien when it is standing in front of three gigantic gas tanks.

  • Ricky Ortiz

    Yup. Tweeted and Instagramed you guys on the exact scene yesterday too. you can actually hear a faint screeching under the sound of the explosion too.

  • Daniel Anderson

    First time seeing the trailer and OMG it looks good. Xeno’s FTW.

    Why do these directors keep sending their people to desolate planets without space suits? Hell we’ve had enough issues with illnesses on Earth because no one wears space suits…Only $12mill USD for each person.

  • J Jett

    John, i think this is the actual Neomorph juvenile in these behind the scenes fx workshop pics…

  • J Jett

    John, i hope it didn’t seem like i was jerky when i posted about the Neomorph the other day. LOL.

    • John Squires

      Not at all! Appreciate the tip! =)

  • J Jett

    oh i forgot to ask…
    Will the Xenomorphs be enemies of the new Neomorph creatures? they both are created from the same source (black goo basically). i wonder if the Xenos will view the Neos the same way they view humans.

    • SlimPickins420

      prolly be like same members of a hive, just different kind of drones.

      • Darcy Callaghan

        The thing is they are created completely differently, and at some point there was even an alien type that was “weaponized” into fighting other aliens in a comic while not being inherently aggressive to humans. They shouldn’t have a hive mind since they have no direct connection to it, so it may very well be aggressive to everything but other possible Neomorphs.

    • Darcy Callaghan

      By observation:

      The Xenomorph creates a Hive structure, killing any threats if there isn’t a queen present so that one can be made. Realistically, a short-term “Extermination Event” that eventually passes..

      The Neomorph is genetically engineered using Xenomorph DNA and was seemingly created to wipe all animal life from a planet, then continue to be threat in the environment by having its reproduction integrated into the ecosystem. Which also means it probably has no means of reproduction once born.

      It will most likely be a 3-way fight between Humans, Xenomorph(s), and Neomorph(s). However both Humans and Xenomorph(s) will probably avoid fighting the Neomorph(s) because it will be large and brutish to make up for having no tail, judging but concept art.

  • J Jett

    you guys have to see this!! it the Alien: Covenant Trailer RE-CUT Prometheus Style (i didn’t do this) and it’s a million times better than what was released on Xmas Day….

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  • c-s-a78

    …The queen who lays eggs in this movie is “shaw” from the first film!

    • cerberus108

      Okay, that is such an awesome idea that it can’t possibly be true.

    • Joseph Oliveira

      I don’t think it is.

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