Wayne Haag is one of the many talented concept artists who helped bring Ridley Scott's vision for his¬†Prometheus sequel to life with¬†Alien: Covenant. Haag provided a lot of environmental concept work and for those who have seen¬†Covenant already, will notice a lot of familiar scenery¬†below. Although a lot of his work was used as a basis for scenes which played out in the film, some of his works wen unused - and interestingly enough offer some insight to some subtle questions many of you might have had after watching¬†Alien: Covenant for yourself...
The Mother Juggernaut
That massive ship witnessed in David's flashback scene as well as the¬†Crossing prologue footage was considered the¬†Mother Juggernaut and seems to have acted as a docking / weapons deployment adapter to the smaller, more iconic looking¬†Juggernaut ships.¬†Wayne provided some remarkable work for this ship - very Alien:
The Forests of Paradise
The environment of Paradise was a constant setting for most of¬†Covenant.¬†Haag again, provided some great work to zero in on the overall look and feel the planet's surface should have. Light, but gloomy and a sense of complete isolation:
The Engineer City
Another focal point in¬†Covenant was the Engineer city ruins. Littered with the charred bodies of these once God-like beings,¬†Wayne created some terrific landscape shots of the city's gates and center.
One piece which sadly went unused, shows one of the stranded Covenant crew throwing a flare into the center crevice - the circular hole in the middle of the city - directly where David dropped the pathogen cargo - and also where it looks like the¬†Mother Juggernaut is rising from in the piece posted earlier in this article. The following piece shows the center to house numerous other¬†Juggernaut ships - leading to further confirm that the¬†Mother Juggernaut's purpose seems to be a docking system, to bring incoming ships to the city's center housing hanger for storage.
More shots of the sparse city show us some finer details of the surrounding structures and Engineer culture.
The Crashed Juggernaut
One of my personal favorite sets and locations from¬†Alien: Covenant was the crashed Juggernaut. Much of¬†Haag's work on this environment was used in the film, as you can see below:
Considering some scenes in¬†Alien: Covenant were rather dark, it made the surrounding landscapes and set pieces difficult to see. Concept art like this helps give us a more complete picture of what we saw on-film.¬†
I encourage everyone to visit Wayne's ArtStation page to see more of his work!
Thanks to Roger55 in the forums for the heads up!
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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