Things are heating up behind the scenes on the upcoming Alien TV series for FX! The following are potentially "early Weta designs for one of many Xenomorph concepts" from the upcoming show.
UPDATE: The original artist of this work has reached out to us to confirm this was indeed FAN ART which was taken out of context and promoted as official concept art by WETA. Here is a link to the original artwork.
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The leak comes from an anonymous source on fansite AvPGalaxy, so we urge readers to take the following with a grain of salt. However, if authentic, the designs shed some serious light on the direction the Alien series is taking and seems to embody more of Ridley Scott's AI/Human/Alien blending than we originally thought it would:
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Agreed, but I'm surprised and also curious how they'll explain the presence of Xenomorph-like hybridization when the Alien DNA hasn't been discovered yet. Makes me think the series will allude to Weyland-Yutani and Prodigy Corporations having prior knowledge of the Xenomorph beyond what we originally thought after watching the films.
Anyone can be an anonymous source, if I said that they will do X in that series does that make me trustworthy? I doubt it. That picture is like a mix of a Xeno and the Newborn, it could be better and it could be worse.
Its a Interesting Design a NOD to the ALIEN 3 work that HR Giger had worked on (that was NEVER used) and so its Very Feminine.
While this is NOT a Legit Concept, it does seem the Xenomorph in the TV Series maybe could be more of a Lighter Color Scheme than the Grey-ish Color we have seen in the Majority of the Franchise. And so it could be more like the RUNNER from ALIEN 3 in terms of Coloration.
Noah and his Team look to Re-Invent the Xenomorph to a Degree, while it wont look Aesthetically as FAR away from the Xenomorph than the Deacon, Neomorph and Newborn, i do think we will see MINOR Differences.
It seems the Xenomorph is Gestated from a Traditional Face Hugger, but the Embryo Stage is more Similar to Alien Covenant (Concepts/Unused Shots). And so like in Alien Covenant it will be Born Fully Formed (like the Runner).
Little is known about the TV Series at the Moment.
We do know we will be seeing XENOMORPHS but it seems they are going to make some CHANGES but it seems they WONT be Steering too FAR from what we are USED TOO.
The Promotion Material we have seen so FAR we can Work out the Following.
*There will be Face Huggers that appear to look the same as those in the Alien Franchise (inc Alien Covenant).
*The Embryo Stage of the Xenomorph is the same as from Alien Covenant (it is not the Serpent like in ALIEN etc). And so the Xenomorph will be Born (Chest Burst) looking like a Smaller Version of the Adult Stage.
*It seems the Xenomorph will be Encountered/Discovered in some kind of Interior Space that has the Aesthetic of the Engineers Juggernauts as opposed to what we saw in ALIEN.
But we really dont have much Information on the Xenomorph apart from they WILL-NOT be revealed from the Start and so its likely we may have to wait 4+ Episodes as they wish to Introduce us to the OTHER ASPECTS of the TV Show.
When the Xenomorph will be Introduced it will be more Similar to that of ALIEN... but then we would get into seeing MORE of them when the TV Show will then give us BIG ACTION Sequences.
What CHANGES will be made to them is UNKNOWN but it seems they want to make SOME CHANGES.. i think the Xenomorph Aesthetic may STAY the Same... maybe they may SHOW something Regarding their Agenda/Purpose as in more DETAIL about the WAY they LIVE and SURVIVE and we could maybe see other means of PROCREATION and so i DONT think we will see any QUEENS.
Is there the Possibility of seeing some Alternative looking Xenomorphs like the OT Photo, and/or Hybrids? I dont think we can RULE that out.
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