More concepts of the Protomorph / Xenomorph from Alien: Covenant have surfaced online! Concept artist Colin Shulver provided some early renderings for the primordial Xenomorph alien on his ArtStation page! We previously highlighted some of his work on the film's new alien - the Neomorph, so be sure to check those out here as well.
Though the official name for this alien is still up for debate, many are referring to the final boss alien in Covenant as the Xenomorph, despite its apparent lack of features which would classify it as such, at least when comparing it to the 1979 original beast which terrorized the Nostromo. Early on in production, we referred to this alien as the Protomorph - a pre-Xenomorph - one more link in the alien's evolutionary chain. The muscular build, the lack of biomechanical aesthetics, the growth rate, the Chestburtster larva stage, etc... all unique to the aliens shown in Covenant, but not identical to the one originally witnessed in Scott's ALIEN. In his gallery, even Shulver posts the following concepts under the "Protomorph" descriptor:
In addition to the Protomorph designs, Shulver also provided some work on the embryos for the Facehuggers, Human colonists and baby Xeno/Protomorphs:
Be sure to visit his ArtStation page for more!
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About Alien: Covenant 2 / Alien Awakening
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