A selection of Alien: Covenant footage was screened at the special Alien Day event last week and one of the scenes Fox debuted completely showed the Neomorph back-bursting scene, as well as the Neomorph throat-bursting scene. Attendees have been discussing the footage on social media, but no images or recordings have really made their rounds publicly yet... until now. One of our forum members, TRVPLORDIV has provided us with a first look at images from the footage, specific to when the Neomorph bursts out. We did also receive a recording of the footage, but will be refraining from sharing that online, as we wish to keep certain experiences for the cinema. These images however give us a great look at the baby Neomorph - which by the looks of things is quite large upon birth, much larger than a Chestburster.
These images are being share for the purpose of speculation and analysis by our community and obviously, we have no intention of ruining the movie-going experience for any of our fellow fans. This is why the article image above does not contain any of the following spoiler-images. We will also not be sharing these directly to our social feeds, so if you do feel the need to share them, please be considerate of others and do not blatantly plaster them across your pages or profiles. If Fox ask us to remove these images, we will comply and do so of course. However for those who don't mind spoilers and wish to analyze the baby Neomorph bursting sequence, enjoy...
... And here is a look at the throat-bursrting Neomorph - which looks significantly smaller than the Back-burster. Likely, a different breed of Alien, may mature to look differently:
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Thank you! Yeah, I'm hoping people respect the wishes of others and keep them quarantined to this post alone. For those who don't mind these spoilers this is awesome, but I don't want to piss off any fans, or Fox for that matter. So, hopefully people keep quiet and enjoy them from here haha.
This looks amazing and so gory which is awesome. I can take the violence and gore and I'm excited it's being injected back into the franchise in a purposeful manner. Not like that AvP requiem crap. I know I'm gonna have to tell my dad to cover his eyes when we go see this opening night lol.
Wow! I absolutely didn't expect to see this before the release of the movie! I really had to think hard if I wanted to look at these because I'm beginning to feel kinda nervous about spoilers, I want to keep the experience in the cinema as fresh as possible, but of course, I couldn't keep myself from checking these out. It's actually not that spoilery though, I think, since we've practically seen al lot of this in the trailer already. Thanks for sharing. This looks super brutal! My confidence in the movie is growing with every little snippet we get to see and hear. I was still a little cautious about Covenant after Ridley said way back that Prometheus would scare the shit out of us and that, at least for me, wasn't really the case. But it looks like he might actually deliver with this one. Great!
It's gonna be a big month for me! I'm turning thirty this month and on top of that I'll be able to experience my first "real" Alien movie on the big screen! This means a lot for me! It's the one thing I always wanted to see in the cinema since I first watched Alien when I was seven years old and instantly became a life long fan!
The backburster footage was bloody, very gory and brutal, the wee devil came out in it's own amniotic sac, and it grew instantly. Once it broke out of the medlab and Faris tried to shoot it, it jumped all over the place, managing to dodge the bullets.
Same with the throatburster, the pace was so fast, it was chaos for the crew and hard to pin down details, as the scene was at night, but it appeared very like the Chestburster from Alien only longer and larger. Imagine that ripping out of your mouth! It grew at incredible speed too. Then, watched intently by Walter, it sped off into the wheat field.
I have to say I found the little Neos strangely cute and I loved how they looked, they were very vocal, but absolutely deadly even at that stage of their growth cycle. They moved at rapid speed, too fast to contain. Ferocious and viscious, fully grown...god, the Covenant crew don't stand a chance!
I should add that both wee Neos appear within minutes of one another and because of their unexpected arrival and the speed of the unfolding events, they cause total confusion and chaos, the crew are left reeling and helpless. Add to that the shuttle explosion and it's a major trauma!
I might be nuts, but it appeared to me that both Neos grow as they are in the process of bursting out, [I'm talking rapid growth].
I'm not certain about this by any means, but my guess would be that it was the Backburster which grows into the large mouthed Neo, as it appeared to have that same bluish translucent tone to it's skin, whilst the Throatburster appeared to have the pale, cream translucent tone once it grew.
Well, it seems that Sir Ridley was not kidding when he said: "They want aliens, I'll give them f* aliens”. But I can't get myself out of the impression that these scenes are just the icing on the cake. Otherwise, Fox and Sir Ridley wouldn't have given them away so easily.
How that critter is that size coming out dudes back is a bit of a stretch for me. Love ridleys angle for trying to scare us but alien1 burster was more realistic. Super excited though. Look on my works ye fans and adore!
Ok, you guys are going to laugh. If you look through the still they had to cargo strap the dumby to the table to keep it from flipping over off the table. I bet 5USD they had to do a couple takes because of this issue until they did the cargo straps.
That GIF is nasty... indeed the footage was relentless and awesome! Nice spot there too, Rick! Haha, I definitely agree they would've needed to strap the dummy in, since the upper torso would have slid off the table without it - given how much of it went over the edge of it.
I'm just wondering about the throatburster. When they first showed these sequences for an audience, there were no recording of it but they described it a bit gorier, like the crewmember's head totally blown away. Don't get me wrong the scene is brutal this way too. The acting before the bursting is totally creepy and intense. The backbursting too.
Apparently the Final Cut will have some more work done to it compared to earlier shots released so maybe this will be airbrushed out so to speak.
This Footage was shown at Alien Day, which i kind of wish i went to now :(
As far as the Scene, well either Faris is a bad shot, but it seemed to me the Neomorph took a few hits with no damage.
I wonder if Ridley is going the route that these Organisms are pretty much very hard to wound, and not easy to kill like in Aliens and Alien R.
Also the Rapid Growth may not apply to just the Neomorphs no more... so its maybe David Perfecting the Original Xenomorph.
Or that from now on the Xenomorph Life Cycle is more rapid and Kanes Scene will have to be explained by while he was in that Med-bay Pod it must have had some kind of Cryo-stasis effect on the Organism.
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