Despite never having an official acknowledgement, the existence of the Protomorph is something we discussed for years leading up to Alien: Covenant's release. A primordial incarnation of the Xenomorph was at one point to be one of the film's primary antagonists, but as production went on, the process of the Xenomorph's evolution was shortened bit by bit to the point where the Xenomorph design itself was merely updated and modernized to look more animalistic and less "guy-in-suit". The process by which we arrived at the Xenomorph remains a trade secret between the Engineers and David.
However, during the pre-production phase of Alien: Covenant, numerous concept artists tried their hand at devolving the Xenomorph. One such artist was Colin Shulver, who recently shared concepts he created of a Protomorph skull! The design is very inline with that of the iconic Xenomorph:
What do you think of these concepts? Would you have liked to see more of a progession from Protomorph to Xenomorph in Alien: Covenant? Let us know below!
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About Alien: Covenant 2 / Alien Awakening
The state of the Alien: Covenant sequel continues to remain uncertain. Ridley Scott has mentioned previously that they have a story already in place and know exactly where the sequel to Covenant will go, however the recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox film properties by Disney have potentially put the rumored-to-be-titled Alien: Awakening on hold for the time being. As new details arise concerning Alien: Covenant 2 we will be your premiere source and you can find information on the Covenant sequel by visiting the About Alien: Awakening page here.
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