Fox have just shared a new Alien: Covenant image to their social media, this time showing a new photo of Michael Fassbender playing his alternative Android named Walter. Interestingly enough, this post did not contain a numeric value, but instead a series of dashes: ------------.
We're unsure of what the dashes mean, if they mean anything at all.
The image itself shows Walter seated at a piano dressed in a white suit. The image gives Walter a sense of innocence. This is a complete contrast to the characteristics of David, the other Android Fassbender will be playing in Covenant.
What do you make of this image? Do you think the dashes associated with it have any significant meaning? Sound off in the comments!
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A very interesting concept. Fassbender should be fantastic, given the challenges he faced playing these two roles simultaneously, I think he would be one of the few actors able to pull it off with aplomb.
Number of dashes are the same quantity as the numbers they've given in the 4 other images so far.
Nice Steinway. Looks like the Sterling, from their Special Collection, as all their other pianos have brass, single casters. The Sterling has nickel, double casters, just like in the picture with Walter.
From Steinway's website... "When Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853, the standard hardware found on pianos was nickel — a trend that continued through the 1920s. In 1928, following design trends of the day, the hardware on Steinway pianos was switched to brass, which has been the standard since. Now, Steinway & Sons offers a piano style that is both modern and a throwback — the Sterling Steinway"
I could be digging too much (I usually do... ask my wife), but maybe there is more to why they picked this particular Steinway and the hardware being the big thing about this model. A correlation to the hardware change in the old David model vs. the new Walter model, perhaps?
Me too! Haha I was getting tired of refreshing and then boom!
@Membrane, nice find! Perhaps Walter playing that specific piano is a metaphor for him being the "brass" version of the Android line, following the insubordinate "nickel" version which was David. Fascinating and extremely intelligent if that's the case. Bravo!
My bad @A L I E N 4 2 6. Thanks for the heads up! I confuse the two? I gotta remember that Walter is the one with the dark hair. ;) On a separate subject has anyone have any ideas on the who he's named after? What's the significance of the name "Walter" ? Is it an anagram for something or someone? I'm sure there's a hidden meaning somewhere? Ridley rarely puts anything on screen just for show. Could it be related to someone or something biblical perhaps? I apologize for posting here, I should've started a separate thread I guess? But the thought came to mind and I didn't want to loose it... =)
Hey guys remember back when Prometheus was being marketed, they had those David "advertisements"? Maybe they're doing the same thing here with Walter. This would explain why there are dashes, as the scenes don't appear in the film
This a beautiful image which yields a good deal. David in pure white echoing the acolyte Engineer in Prometheus (in contrast to the evolving creature which he will come to know), barefoot at the beginning of his journey.
What he plays will act as an overture for the key themes of the movie. If the music is Wagner's Entry of the Gods into Valhalla then the mythos of Valhalla/the Einherjar "God servants"/vegetation which offers life preparing 'wine' and a beast which regenerates daily will be wound into the Paradise which is now Lost offering only booby traps and punishment.
I am following the UK Facebook site driven by Fox's approved marketing, "Its an Alien Film Stupid", but which teases and allows one to think for oneself as we did with Prometheus.
I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year but no joy on 190005182017.
My thoughts are with the incoming robot. He may well have benefited from the knowledge acquired by the hostile take over of Yutani and their cybernetics division. But is the modification upgrade immune to Davids curiosity and new found knowledge.
I also love the image for its homage to 2001 and those pristine rooms "Dave" wandered into.
W-Y taking marines to a beautiful unspoilt Paradise did they wake the innocents when they new it was safe or unsafe if the latter pursuing some of the Cylinder ideas from early A L I E N scripts.
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday The regular crowd shuffles in There's an xeno sitting next to me Makin' love to his black goo and gin Wayland says, "Son, can you play me a memory I'm not really sure how it goes But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete When I wore a younger man's clothes." La la la, di da da La la, di da da da dum Sing us a song, you're the piano man Sing us a song tonight Well, we're all in the mood for a melody And you've got us feelin' alright Now ash at the bar is a friend of mine He gets me my drinks for free And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke But there's someplace that he'd rather be He says, "walter, I believe this is killing me." As the smile ran away from his face "Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
Well isn't this a nice kettle of fish. The David/Walter thing. Yeah even AI's mimic their maker's good/evil nature. Not to mention good/evil engineers, good/evil goo, etc. What an interesting concept. AI's with free will? Maybe wasn't meant to happen, but we all know how that goes.
Walter appears to be a babe in the woods, at this point in time. How will he fare with his encounter with his evil twin?
The Hill/Giler thing. Nice.
And the brass/nickel thing. Very good.
MJ: Did not know movie had been moved up until I saw a little ad on Fox New Year's party last night.
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