Back in February of this year, we exclusively shared an Alien: Covenant rumor which had been presented to us which involved a battle between the film's new Neomorph aliens and the iconic Xenomorph. Obviously, if you've seen Covenant you will know that (unfortunately) no such scene exists in the film. However, we exclusively learned through trusted individuals who worked on Covenant that a confrontation between the Xenomorph and Neomorph was at one point a planned scene for the film!
According to our sources, the scene was originally going to play out when Daniels, Walter/David and Lope are running towards the lander, which Tennessee boarded to rescue the surviving Covenant crew.
In the film, the last Neomorph was killed shortly after David attempted to "tame" it, with the newly born Xenomorph chasing down Daniels and Lope, attaching itself to the lander.
However, originally the Neomorph was going to be the one chasing Daniels and Lope and during that chase scene the Xenomorph would have revealed itself, attacking the Neomorph and asserting itself as the dominant Alien lifeform.
The scene was meant to convey just how much larger and nastier the Xenomorph was compared to the already aggressive Neomorph. But according to our sources, the scene kept encountering issues, primarily with the practical suits the actors wore during the battle sequence. Apparently the spikes on the back of the Neomorph suit kept catching on the elongated head crest - causing all kinds of issues and frustration.
Ultimately the scene was not included, or even completed and we're not sure if it will ever be included in a future Director's Cut of the film. But, for the sake of confirmation, it is nice to know this rumor almost came to fruition. A clash between these two Aliens would have been an epic spectacle to witness.
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A very special thanks to our trusted sources for the generosity regarding this information. Images courtesy of Odd Studio.
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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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