A few pieces of previously unseen concept art for Neill Blompkamp's Alien 5 movie has been discovered and reveal new clues to the film's secretive plot!
Created by concept artist Geoffrey Thoorens, whose work we've highlighted years ago, the following pieces of Alien 5 concept art slipped below everyone's radar for the last few years! What's interesting is the filenames for each image give us some clues as to the characters which would have been involved in Neill Blompkamp's Aliens sequel, check it all out below!
This image we can assume involved Ripley traversing through a submerged science wing of the Weyland-Yutani outpost:
Alien 5 Mercs
Titled Alien 5 Mercs, this one is fairly self explanatory - Mercenaries, likely not linked to Weyland-Yutani but instead sent from another organization. Possibly to shut the Weyland-Yutani operation down and destroy any Engineer / Xenomorph evidence. Or steal it for a competing corporation.
This one we assume is the name of one of the characters, Killson. However the next image after this one makes us think this is not a name of the character, but instead a reference to a scene which would have been in Alien 5 titled "Kill Son" - perhaps a reference to Kane's Son from Ridley Scott's original? If so, this would be the setup for an Android vs. Xenomorph hunt.
New Android - Jax
The reason we believe the above image is in reference to a scene and not a character is because this following image titled Jax references the name of the film's would-be new Android unit. His name would have been Jax and we can see Ripley inspecting the Android in the following art. We know Ripley had an aversion to Androids in the beginning but eventually warmed up to Bishop in Aliens. Her demeanor in this artwork suggest she is cautiously curious about this new Android model...
There are many unknowns regarding the official plot for Blompkamp's Alien 5 still and hopefully we get to learn more about the shelved project soon. But in the meantime, these pieces of artwork will help paint us a vague picture of what would have become of the fifth Alien movie.
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