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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