A batch of new Alien: Covenant images have made their way online recently and they all seem to reveal some pretty interesting details about the film's plot. Obviously, some of these images may contain spoilers for some, so be cautious when reading on if you choose to do so.
David Bombards Paradise
In the following image (courtesy of Empire), we see David, with his blonde hair still, standing re-attached to his android body unleashing a full payload of the Black Goo-filled urns on board his stolen Engineer Juggernaut.
We see below are the hordes of Humanoid/Engineer (still up for debate) beings who have gathered in the city's oval center to welcome the arriving ship. It's possible that these beings too, worshiped the Engineer race we saw in Prometheus and assumed that David and Shaw's arrival was some form of "second coming". It's evident these Humanoids reside in a relatively small space on this planet, insinuating a limited population. Surely if these were Engineers, they would view an approaching Juggernaut ship the same way we view planes in the sky - as nothing new or exciting.
David's arrival in this ship sparked enough excitement among the locals that it brought them out in droves to witness its arrival - much the way Humanity would react if a massive U.F.O arrived out of nowhere on Earth. This leads me to believe these beings are not the same Engineers from Prometheus and are more inline with Humanity than Godly beings.
Weyland and David
This next image shows Weyland and David, from a flashback scene in Alien: Covenant. The imagery here is fascinating as it places David in a white suit while Weyland wears dark green or black.
The white suit David wears almost symbolizes purity and innocence - a time before his own ambitions took hold and before he developed a detest for mankind. This imagery could suggest the moment prior to Weyland's corruption of David - unleashing a Pandora's box of unintentional programming so to speak, which would eventually lead David to develop his own secret agendas - ones which opposed the advancement of the Human race.
Adult Neomorph Feasting
The following image gives us a much clearer look at the Neomorph image shown in the recent Empire Magazine issue. It shows an adult Neomorph feasting on one of the deceased Covenant crew members. We can see the Neomorph has wrapped its tail around the dead body's leg and that the head of the victim seems to have been completely mangled.
The savage nature of the Neomorph clearly will make for some brutal death scenes...
David or Walter?
The next two images surfaced recently in a new article on ClickTheCity. The first image shows David or Walter, with fresh bandages covering wounds to his face:
In previous images, we saw who we believed to be Walter with scars, very similar to where these bandages are placed.
Could Walter have had a run-in with a Neomorph? Or are these scars evidence of a different struggle? Could this actually be David as some members have theorized? Perhaps David attempts to swap places with Walter to gain access to the 2,000 colonists on-board the Covenant. After all, David will wish to continue his experiements in pursuit of creating the perfect organism... Makes you wonder!
Finally, we have a new still of Daniels, with a bloodied forehead. This looks to be from her dual with the Xeno/Protomorph on board the Covenant shuttle. It looks like she's holding something in her hands - could be a detonator? Looking up, it's possible her and Tennessee attempt to blow up the shuttle while the Xeno/Protomorph is onboard and this is the moment before or immediately after Daniels pulls the trigger.
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The future of Alien
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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