Concept artist Carlos Huante, who provided work for Ridley Scott on both Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017) is notorious for sharing incredible works of art based on the Alien universe to his Instagram and recently the talented artist shared images of a Red Xenomorph! Alien fans will recognize this Red Xenomorph also known as Genocide Xenomorphs or Red Aliens from the popular comic book series released by Dark Horse Comics - Aliens: Genocide.
Essentially the Red Aliens were a mutated breed of Xenomorph who rebelled and attacked their primitive Xenomorph brethren on their home world. Here's a brief history of the Red Alien Hive from Aliens: Genocide:
After the first Queen Mother was killed during the Earth War, the Xenomorph's hiveworld begin to fall into complete and utter chaos due to their leader's absence. The Queen Mother's remaining Elite Guards together decided to form a cocoon in order to produce a new Queen Mother to restore order within the hiveworld. Several deviant guards also created their own cocoon, which eventually molted into the Red Queen. The Red Queen Mother started to breed her own red-colored Drones and soon rebelled against the original hive. A massive warfare begun between the two subspecies over the dominance of their species. Meanwhile, a platoon of Colonial Marines were sent to the hiveworld to retrieve the Queen Mother's prized jelly in order to synthesize a highly addictive drug called Xeno-Zip. The Colonial Marines unintentionally became involved in the war once they have landed on the hiveworld and had to fight off both of the Alien types, suffering massive casualties in the conflict. The remaining crew decided to decimate the Red Queen Mother's hive to distract the Drones of the original hive while the jelly was being extracted. With the Red Queen Mother gone, the remaining Red Aliens were soon wiped out by the original hive.
Interestingly enough, Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 was originally going to include mutated and genetically altered Aliens... and it just so happens Carlos Huante had provided some artwork for Alien 5 back when it was in pre-production before it was shelved by the studio. Curiously, we wonder if the Red Aliens were at one point a consideration for Alien 5 or a future Alien installment!
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