I have just come from recording my first, true podcast with Jamie and Peter, the awesome guys over at the Perfect Organism Podcast. Unfortunately Chris was unable to join the podcast this time, but we talked at great length about Ridley Scott's next movie Alien: Covenant. During the discussion and banter we briefly discussed the movies cast and the possibility of multiple David's being rumored to be in the movie. As Jamie discussed the rumor I was hit with a notion that I quickly shared with the guys - What if Michael Fassbender's David is the chief antagonist in Alien: Covenant?
The idea I mentioned was that in the crew of the Covenant will likely have a David synthetic of their own. What if, after landing on whatever planet the movie is going to be set the Covenant David happens across David from the Prometheus, is destroyed by said David, allowing Prometheus David to infiltrate the crew of the Covenant, possibly using traces of the Black Goo or something new to infect the crew, leading to the birth of a one or more new types of Xenomorph, similar to the Deacon but closer in all respects to the original star beast (sorry) from the 1979 original. Of course David would likely have to kill any of the crew that may get suspicious of his true identity, adding to the levels of threat and menace in the movie, with no real place for the crew of the Covenant to hide in for safety, a much needed missing element from 2012's Prometheus.
We also discussed many other ideas including one I, and others here on Scified, have had in which the ideas of the 'egg morphing' deleted scene from the original and the Queen idea from the 1986 sequel are crossed together - the Facehugger that would have been born from the Egg formerly known as Brett was to lay a Queen embryo inside Captain Dallas. During the podcast we also discussed another one of my ideas in the possibility of using a tall and slender female performer inside the Alien suit taking inspiration from H. R. Gigers artwork pictured above, as well as the possibility of Noomi Rapace possibly making a surprise appearance in Alien: Covenant's closing moments, possibly 'Giger-fied' into some Engineer technology in a similar fashion to another of Gigers artworks pictured below.
The full episode of the Podcast should be available soon on the Perfect Organism website, and while news and rumors on Alien: Covenant may be a little light at the moment the possibility of David returning in a more antagonistic role is definitely one of great interest, and possibly an element we may see next August when Alien: Covenant hits theaters.
If you're a fan of Alien / Prometheus and would like to discuss Alien: Covenant and its upcoming sequel with other like-minded fans, be sure to join in our Alien: Covenant forum! Ranked the #1 Prometheus forum back in 2012 and reigning as the web's top Alien: Covenant fan site, it's a great place to discuss the upcoming Prometheus sequels, dissect details from every trailer and engage with other fans just like you.
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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