New details from Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant have recently surfaced, but some of you might consider the information spoiler-filled. During a recent interview with BBC Radio 2, Michael Fassbender said that the Xenomorphs will have a new name in the film: Neomorph.
AVP Galaxy also shared some possible details on how the Neomorphs are born, but take them as grain of salt for now as they're still unconfirmed.
Here's how they are born according to the new report:
"These Aliens are the result of the local ecosystem being mutated by the accelerant/black goo. Over time, pods started to grow on the trees and the ground, and release a spore when disturbed.
"These spores infect several members of the Covenant crew by entering the body through the ear and nostrils. The spores cause the growth of the Neomorphs inside the infected hosts – something that is reminiscent of William Gibson's first draft of Alien 3. One of the Neomorphs bursts from the back of one of the infected crew, a "backburster". The other crewmember's Neomorph erupts through their throat.
"The births are preceded by the eruption of two small dorsal spikes. These spikes and a pointed skull are also used to break out of an embryonic sack (similar to the Deacon in Prometheus). The Neomorph resembles some of the older concept art of the proto-Aliens from Prometheus (see below), specifically the white colouration, with a pointed head and two dorsal spines. Upon birth, the Neomorphs move on all fours similar to the Bambi-burster from Alien 3.
"When they mature, they grow significantly larger and walk on their back legs. They were more animal-like in behaviour with fang-like teeth. Unlike the earlier Prometheus concepts, the Neomorphs also have tails. In addition, the adult Neomorphs also developed a slightly translucent appearance (harkening back to unused concepts from Alien and Prometheus) as previously rumored."
I can't wait to see those horrific visuals that the Alien franchise is known for. With today's technology, I'm sure we're going to see more Alien brutality in more spectacular ways. Scified also revealed a different rumor that talked about the Neomorphs:
"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."
These rumored descriptions sound fantastic, and I hope they're actually true because I would love to see those details manifest on the big screen.
Alien: Covenant will be released in theaters on August 4, 2017.