Interesting how the two snippets that have popped up today about the new engineer head being built and the scene involving "Cuddles" is playing right into my plot theory!!!
My theory is that Alien: Covenant opens with The Covenant ship (which is beat to hell and on its last leg) arriving on Paradise. The air lock door lowers to David standing directly outside of the ship to welcome the new arrivals. Only a few of the crew remain, who are also as beaten up as the ship! David asks them how they found the location of "Paradise" and the story begins... Basically 90% of Alien: Covenant is a flashback. The Covenant crew some how get a hold of the location of LV-223 and seek it out. They set down on the surface and a very similar chain of events takes place (given they will have their own "David" on board given evidence of Scott stating there WILL be multiple Davids in this film). The crew discovers the wreckage of the downed Engineers ship, their David figures out the Engineers technology and finds that a course had been figured out by our prior David to "Paradise". There is "accelerant" everywhere (name given in the Dark Horse comics to the black goo), someone gets infected prior to lift off as well as the Covenants David bringing a container back on board... all the while with this going on, our dear Deacon sneaks aboard (per a Dark Horse artist Ive spoken with involved in Fire and Stone, they are smarter than your typical Xeno and have an almost human level of intelligence). The Covenant takes off and "shit hits the fan" on the trip out to Paradise. This is where I get fuzzy in my own head, but in my plot line, we get to see an adult Deacon on board plus a few other "monsters" that perhaps the Covenants David works up by experimenting with the crew much as the Promtheus' David did in the first film. Basically the crew is picked off, Aliens style shenanigans ensue and the Deacon is killed fighting with another Xeno being that has been conjured up (I get the feeling the Deacon will be the anti-hero of the film). The movie cuts back to the crew on Paradise talking to David and asks "Were there any survivors from the Prometheus expedition?" David responds with "Just one..." as they are walking in a rather familiar "Xeno/Engineer" style hallway. Cut to Elizabeth Shaw still in hyperstasis with a partial Engineer bio suit on. "I never woke her up, she was still infected..." and the movie cuts to black, credits roll, people complain and we patient wait 4-5 years for Part 3... le sigh
But yeah, this all seems to be feeding the idea in my head that Ive had since Scott started letting plot details slip as well as 20th Century Fox releasing the "official" plot synopsis. There is NO WAY they would phase out a character like Shaw, she was honestly right up there with Ripley in here character depth!!! I think she was excluded from Alien: Covenant so they could really start building a full story line and help REALLY develop the depth of what was left on LV-223 and perhaps what the goo is actually capable of when given more time to work with!
Plus, who doesnt wanna see an adult Deacon??? (if anyone raises their hands, they will promptly be ejected from the nearest airlock)
As a subplot or future one... maybe...
As far as Covenant i would say the crew are complete and intact when they get to Paradise and that they wont even have a clue of what Paradise is as far as connection to LV-223 or what ever went down.
I am going to say that the Covenant is a ship that is sent out to explore a discovered potential Earth 2 World that does not need Tera-forming
The crew will be off on a Long Journey to a Further Part of the Galaxy and when they come out of FTL Travel and Cryo Sleep, they hope to step foot on a World that is maybe close to Earth... i.e Atmosphere and Oxygen Levels that can sustain life, Greenery and Water... which the shooting location and photos confirm.
I think they may be taken by surprise to find David 8 on Paradise. And i don't think they would have the slightest clue as to what is in store for them.
i think the Crew would be less prepared than even the Nostramo Crew in Alien.
R.I.P Sox 01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017
As far as Cuddles goes...
Again i doubt its the one from Prometheus... which i have covered why in another post.. but yes Cuddles was a Face Huger and performed its task...
Maybe it could be on LV-223? who knows. if so we could see Cuddles but maybe only as far as them finding the dead body...?
It could also be a New similar Trilobite created either prior to Covenant Crew landing or after... At the moment we cant tell for sure if this Scene that supposed to been seen shot, is with the Covenant Crew... or some other Human Crew and if this is on LV-223 or Paradise.
Either Scenario could work.
R.I.P Sox 01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017
Big Dave: Yeah I think that it would be better if the crew at Covenant would be unprepared for what will happen, it would make the story better.
Big Dave: I don’t think that they should use the exact monster that they used in Prometheus although it could be of the same type or something close to it (imagine how a cat and a lion are of the same family but they are not exactly the same). For example I don’t think that the Xenos in Aliens were exactly the same as in Alien so that would follow that pattern (or what ever word that fits here).
With the trailer inbound shortly, I wonder how close this theory will be...
Well didn't we get confirmation that none of the monsters in Prometheus will appear in Covenant? That means that neither the Deacon or Cuddles are appearing in AC. I LOVED the Deacon and was hoping for an appearance but oh well.
I was too, but yes sadly they will not be making an appearance. I will forever wonder what became of the Deacon now...
Don't worry Chris, I might create a short film detailing the Deacon's lonely life just for you ;)
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