Several photos from the set of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant sequel have made their way online over at the website SoIsItAnyGood.com. You should be warned that these are incredibly spoiler-y, so click that link at your own risk. We’d post the pictures but we have a strong suspicion that they are going to be removed very soon.
The photos show off designs and FX models of a new Facehugger, which looks far more spindly and arachnid-like, a new Xenomorph, which are almost deformed and remind me of the Ripley clones we saw in Resurrection, and there is a photo of the Space Jockey set piece, which is built on a massive soundstage.
Here’s what’s even more incredible about the photos: these aren’t in the FX room on the set. Instead, these photos come from a set that we will see within the film that acts as David’s “shrine”. That’s right, Michael Fassbender’s character is collecting these specimens and studying them. There is even speculation that these remnants that we’re seeing are either the result of David’s experimentations or are the resources he’s using to conduct his own tests.
Again, we have to reiterate that these photos are super spoiler material, so if you don’t want your experience of watching the Prometheus to be tainted, then don’t click that link above!
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ‘Alien’ with ‘Alien: Covenant’, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with ‘Prometheus’ — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. 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.
Michael Fassbender is returning as Prometheus‘ android David, with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters) leading a new 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).
Alien: Covenant will come to theaters on August 4th, 2017.