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New ‘Alien: Covenant’ Images Found in Empire Magazine

This is a straight horror movie,” Danny McBride told the magazine.

The latest issue of Empire Magazine features a multi-page profile of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, and the subscriber exclusive version of the mag is now arriving on doorsteps. Unlike the regular issue that you’ll find on newsstands, the subscriber edition has a stunning cover that features the iconic Xenomorph design in embossed cardboard, which you’ll find a pic of below.

The folks over on AvP Galaxy just got their hands on scans of the inside pages, which showcase some brand new imagery that we haven’t seen before. In addition to the Engineers’ home planet, which will be the setting of an absolutely epic sequence that we cannot wait to see, the issue also shows off one of the film’s new Neomorphs. It’s the best look we’ve gotten so far.

Check out the scans below and see the full spread on AvP Galaxy.

Alien: Covenant takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.

Katherine Waterston stars with Michael Fassbender returning as Prometheus‘ android David (and Walter), with a crew that includes Demian Bichir and Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”), as well as Alex England (Gods of Egypt), Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die, “The Killing”), Jussie Smollett (“Empire”), Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills). James Franco also has a role, which was confirmed in this short film.

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Scott had previously promised to answer questions that left Prometheus viewers confused: “Covenant is really going to show you who did it and why.”



  • Mantra Mantra

    all you need is love,its all in the MANTRA.

  • Brian McNatt

    Did they do something to the Engineer design to make them look even more human, or is that just the lighting? Also, underwhelmed so far by that Engineer city. Aside from the thing that looks kinda like a scorpion tail, it doesn’t really look all that different from something we’d see in Star Wars or Star Trek. Not that all Engineer stuff has to look the same as their ships and military bases, but you’d expect some common elements at least.

    • J Jett

      Brian, i was wondering the same thing about the Engineers.

    • Jason King

      Maybe they’re not actually engineers. Maybe they’re another human-like race created by the engineers.

      • Brian McNatt

        That, though unlikely, would make this all a lot more interesting.

        • Snowspot

          Its not unlikely, they look totally different

    • Corey

      I’m assuming since the Engineers were adept at genetic engineering that they likely genetically engineered soldiers. That’s my assumption as to why these on their homeworld look a little less supersoldierish than the ones that were on the military base in “Prometheus”.

  • Wil McMullen

    Im loving everything about this new Alien installment!

  • WhenDidVicesBecomeVirtues

    I’m surprised they’re releasing so much on the movie. Practically the entire plot is out there pre-release.

  • llcc1103

    So looks like the rumor is true that David does destroy the engineers and creates the Xenomorphs. Thats incredibly disappointing..

    • Eric Stainforth

      Why dissapointing? It’s creative, dude. The whole greater race creating them to destroy us thing was too predictable. That idea has been tossed around for years, and we all know it. It’s not exciting. If David somehow combined his technology with the black goo to create the biomechanical things we see in the alien trilogy, that’s fucking cool. It also could explain how they get around ships so easily…maybe they can manipulate technology. Also, is part of David remaining in the alien and is it as much him as the black goo driving the aliens to kill everyone in sight? Did his resentment extend into the alien genes? This is also great cause David would not have been able to do these things, had they never found the black goo. Is this the way he plans to give robots “life”? He wants to make robots better than humans. At one point did David realize the potential of the goo? Were the aliens a happy accident? Or did he figure what he wanted to do since Prometheus. Has he himself become the anti-Ripley, slaying the creatures he believes to be a virus?

      • llcc1103

        Seems to me you are going to great lengths to try and convince me otherwise. Sometimes mystery is more creative. Not everything has to be explained, dude. It dilutes the original film which is miles better than anything that followed. (other than maybe Aliens)

        • HappyClappy

          Nothing ‘spoils’ the original film..Dude.
          It stands alone as it’s own piece of fantastic, creative film making, it can never be diminished by anything that follows it
          For example – the AvP films. .
          Maybe if you didn’t hold such a pessimistic view about any new Alien films (which in your mind you seem to think of as somewhat unworthy to the Original) then you might be able to actually enjoy them.

          • llcc1103

            I saw Promethus opening night. I wasnt pessimistic then. But afterwards… yikes.

          • HappyClappy

            I too saw Prometheus on the opening day in imax 3d, in all honesty, I would say that it wasn’t quite what I expected..but, I didn’t feel disappointed with it. I still felt that it was a solid , epic sci fi film. Granted the cinema cut was very poorly edited which had the effect of making some of the choices made by the ‘scientists’ seem a little stupid.
            Having watched a fan edit cut which includes some of the cut scenes the film definitely improved.
            I still remain optimistic that Alien Covenant could be a decent addition to the Alien series, even though I suspect that after seeing ‘The Force Awakens'( which is a reboot of Star Wars) Ridley Scott has decided to do the same.
            Happy Easter 🙂

    • J Jett

      llcc103, i agree. it’s kind of anti-climactic IMO.

  • llcc1103

    This is ruining the Original film.. the whole mystery of the space jockey and Xenomorphs was frightening enough.. this is getting way too detailed

    • JJ

      100% agree, as soon as they humanised the Space Jockey, game over for me. There’s no way Giger designed that thing as a suit. It’s intellectually cheap to take the story the way they did.

  • Garth

    I took those pictures 😛

  • Rick-Taylor

    I am not a fan of what has been done to the Alien franchise.

  • Golic

    Something tells me this is going to be a box office disappointment.

  • Ivan Nero Trevino

    you can’t even piece the movie together from these images. tfo


    well that confirms David does drop a shitload of goo on the engineers… or was it that vengeful lady who was so pissed off at the end of Prometheus?

  • J Jett

    weird question here…would an android(?) like David/Walter have hair that actually grows/grows long? we see what i assume is David with hair that’s much longer than it was in PROMETHEUS.

    • sliceanddice

      a good question. the way i see it, david and walter in the the prequels are different from that of ash and bishop in two main ways – first, yes, they are progenitors so to speak but are importantly, these are androids designed for deep space exploration on what is probably the most important mission humanity has ever undertaken, Ash and bishop are droids for a mining mission and regular army work. so yes, maybe david is able to age, develop and grow. he can – after all – learn.

    • Vesuvian Villain

      And if he grows his hair out that long wouldn’t it mean he shaves every day too? Or maybe they just keep the hair growing on the head and didn’t include follicles or whatever on the face. Such strange goings-on.

  • Vesuvian Villain

    Anybody else get tripped up for a second on the picture of the spikes poking out of the guy’s back? The way the page separates I was focused on the camera angle and it kind of seemed like she was looking down her own body and those spikes were coming out very close to….. His ear!! There’s his ear!! On the other page… oh okay.. whew.. false alarm. That would have been nasty. Especially because her front side looks like some dude’s back. And she seems to have a lot of hair strangely growing on one side of her abdomen. Silly me.

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