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Is The Chestburster Victim Rik Barnett? UPDATED

Is The Chestburster Victim Rik Barnett? UPDATED

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PraetorianMember2674 XPMar-06-2017 4:12 AM


Scrap my whole whacky idea about Rik Barnett, BigDave was indeed correct. The screenshot shows one of Billy Crudup's stunt doubles, Toby Fuller. Below is the latest credit from his StuntBook Australia member profile. Apologies, and thanks for the replies everyone! 

*gets coat, then shuffles slowly and red faced into the darkness* :)

Stunt Performer Credits

FF: Alien Covenant - (Additional Stunt Double(Billy Crudup)) - 2016



Hello SCIFIED! Just when you thought I had gone...

I had to post this as I think it may be of some interest.

Around May 2013 there were rumours circulating that Ridley Scott had met multiple times with young British actor Rik Barnett, to discuss him playing a key supporting role in the [then untitled] PROMETHEUS sequel. At the time SCIFIED received information regarding this from a "very reliable source."

The informant also stated that this role would be to portray someone connected to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw! Speculation was rife on the PROMETHEUS forum, but with no further news and the passage of time I think most of us either totally forgot about this rumour, or believed that Barnett's possible involvement was shelved.

Why do I bring this up now you wonder? Granted you may think it is a wild theory, but a little bolt of lightening flashed through my deranged brain when I studied the image of the guy who is being chestbusted in the latest trailer. What if he was one of the colonists already in cryosleep and emerges later in the story? Perhaps even a relative/younger brother of Dr. Shaw?

EDIT: Another screenshot of the CB victim...

The person in that scene has a slightly bulbous nose, and it doesn’t match up with any of the male actors we already know will make up the Covenant crew. Aside from that, the persons' features and hair really do not totally match any of those actors.

I propose that it could be Rik Barnett. Back in 2012-13 there were very few images available of Rik, check below for the images we became familiar with…

Contrast those images with the ones below and remember that Rik is now 26/27 years old…

What do you think?


"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

21 Responses to Is The Chestburster Victim Rik Barnett? UPDATED


PraetorianMember3047 XPMar-06-2017 4:29 AM

Welcome back Lone!!!I've been looking over your pictures and i'd have to say i agree.I like many,have been trying to figure out who this is and i'd have to say you're correct.Once again welcome back,it's not the same here with out you.

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 


PraetorianMember2674 XPMar-06-2017 4:33 AM

Thank's for the welcome ninXeno! :)

There's a high possibility that I am totally wrong...but you never know ;)

I just couldn't match any of the known cast to the image, but the facial features are contorted so that could add to the difficulty. Really doesn't look like Billy Crudup, who we know gets Chestbusted!



"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


PraetorianAdmin4298 XPMar-06-2017 4:59 AM

Good observation Lone! I had figured the studio possibly altered images/footage this time around, but your theory could be correct too. 


PraetorianMember2674 XPMar-06-2017 5:03 AM

Svanya!!! *HUGS*

It's a long shot, but....


"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger

rob clayton

OvomorphMember49 XPMar-06-2017 5:12 AM

Looking at the images its really hard to decipher.. the guy in still definitely doesn't look like any of the crew members that we have seen however I think he looks to be older than 26 , possibly mid to late 30's however that could just be my old eyesight. Its a great possibility though, a cast member that we have yet to meet!



PraetorianMember3378 XPMar-06-2017 5:15 AM

And what do you think about Josh Duhamel?


PraetorianMember2674 XPMar-06-2017 5:26 AM

Scratch my theory, Ati has struck gold!!

*tips Nostromo cap*


"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


PraetorianMember3378 XPMar-06-2017 5:30 AM

Lone, :)

We don't know anything about this movie. :)


PraetorianMember3047 XPMar-06-2017 5:34 AM

I agree,yet another dead on resemblance.Good find Ati!!!

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 


PraetorianMember2674 XPMar-06-2017 5:37 AM

You're right Ati, what we think we know doesn't even scratch the surface! ;)


"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


FacehuggerMember425 XPMar-06-2017 6:41 AM

Well done Ati

Safe? Of course he isn't safe, but he's good!


PraetorianMember3381 XPMar-06-2017 7:29 AM

Very well done Ati. That's the idea...he shows activities "in the midst of things."

Yes, we are all debating the very little (near nothing) that Ridley Scott has shown us. 

Movie fan

FacehuggerMember500 XPMar-06-2017 7:46 AM

Wow Ati struck gold, that is the closest image ever found the mystery guy, Great work :)

Also, welcome back Lone, always good to have a fellow Alien fan with us :)

Obsession is a Power, not a Curse ;)


FacehuggerMember152 XPMar-06-2017 8:26 AM


I'm not sure who William Lennox is, but the actor you posted is Josh Duhamel.

Nvm. I'm a silly sap.


PraetorianMember2674 XPMar-06-2017 9:04 AM

Thanks Movie fan and it's great to have you all here! :)



"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


PraetorianMember3378 XPMar-06-2017 9:08 AM

H/H - Of course, he is. :) I used his Transformers name.


FacehuggerMember152 XPMar-06-2017 9:11 AM

Ati - My bad lol.


PraetorianMember2674 XPMar-06-2017 12:26 PM

Lightened, rotated and sharpened version of the second screenshot...Crudup was wearing dark cargo trousers, this victim appears to be wearing lighter-tan cargo trousers.

No wedding ring visible on either screenshot. Crudup was definitely wearing a ring!



"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger


PraetorianMember3378 XPMar-08-2017 3:13 PM

thx everyone, but the similarity in itself is not enough, it can be anyone...

If he is Rik Barnett, that morph will be a very hairy one! :D


DeaconMember10115 XPMar-08-2017 4:27 PM

Welcome back Lone :)

Who knows... i guess it does look a bit different to Crudup

I have tried to get a few photos of Barnett at similar angles

so i let you all decide..


Josh Duhamel does look close...

I guess its a case of is this a Stunt Double... or indeed as those released images suggest..

Was there another group who went down 48 hours before the Back Burster Event?


R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


DeaconMember10115 XPMar-08-2017 4:32 PM

Indeed Lone ;)

I mentioned on another Topic, that Crudup was also not wearing a Watch in any of the other shots.. where we clearly saw his arms....  Trailers and Last Supper Viral.

Also Crudups bottoms are darker and his T-Shirt was too.

However the Face Hugger victim in the trailer with the same jacket as Crudup has a ring and watch but indeed the shot in question i cant see a ring... but its maybe hard to make out

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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