Alien: Covenant introduced us to a number of new creatures and concepts through David and his unquenchable thirst for experimentation and the pursuit of perfection with the Alien pathogen / Black Goo. But, despite all the concepts present in the film, there were many left on the cutting room floor when the project was still considered Prometheus 2 and not Alien: Covenant or Paradise Lost. Concept artist Carlos Huante has just uploaded a number of concepts he provided for Prometheus 2 which unfortunately were never explored in Alien: Covenant.
A dog and a minks were two of the indigenous animals on Paradise David was going to claim as his own personal pets. As Carlos' artwork shows, these animals would have been affected by the pathogen and David's experimentation to give them various Alien traits:
The following concepts depict mutated Engineers. David tampered extensively with the pathogen, adapting it and splicing it to create various hybrid forms of the hosts he infected it with. It would've been neat to see some of these concepts explored in Alien: Covenant.
Carlos Huante provided an early concept for what the eventual Neomorph was going to look like. Throughout the design process, many of the features present in Carlos' original work were removed and the only aspect which carried through seems to be the white skin color. Personally, I prefer the simpler design of the Neomorphs we saw in Alien: Covenant, but a variation closer to this design would also have been extremely fascinating to see on the big screen.
Deadly Alien Plants
Huante provided some neat storyboards for Prometheus 2 as well. Before the film was titled Alien: Covenant, Paradise was going to be home to various Black Goo altered vegetation. These Alien Flowers, acted a lot like the Alien Spores we got in Alien: Covenant, releasing pollen which when inhaled would act just like the Black Goo, turning its victim into a mutated Alien monster.
Be sure to check out Carlos' Instagram for more and let us know what you think of these unused Alien: Covenant concepts in the comments section!
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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