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Alien: Romulus Xenomorph analysis and comparison

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Dark Nebula

StaffXenomorphApr-13-2024 12:42 PM

A few days ago, a better look at the Romulus Xenomorph from the poster was discovered via IMDb ads, thanks to CulkyKyle on X.

Comparison with the 1979 Big Chap

The Romulus Xenomorph has lots of similarities to the 1979 Big Chap. Notably, it has a smooth domed carapace with a skull visible underneath, #teamskull.

Much like the Big Chap, the Romulus Xenomorph also appears to have a spinal back horn, and a thin tube connecting to its jaw.

The shoulder tubes on a Romulus Xenomorph are quite different from those on Big Chap. They look closer to the shoulder tubes of a Runner from Alien 3, at least to me.

One question is, does the Romulus Xenomorph have digitigrade or plantigradee legs? I'm leaning towards the digitigrade look.

"We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams."
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Neomorph

MemberChestbursterApr-13-2024 1:34 PM

Apparently it's a practical suit (well I guess in some instances/to some extent maybe) and judging by a few reactions, the overall vibe of the scenes were old-school Alien, so based on those factors I think it'll be plantigrade legs. 

I would personally prefer digitigrade legs though as it adds a certain aesthetic of "animalistic aggressiveness" for the lack of better words.

Dark Nebula

StaffXenomorphApr-13-2024 2:02 PM

From the looks of it, it's definitely a man in a suit.

If the Xenomorph has digitigrade legs, but it's still a man in a practical suit, this is possible

"We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams."

Dark Nebula

StaffXenomorphApr-22-2024 11:15 AM

Interview with Isabela Merced, her comments on the Romulus Xenomorphs

https://collider.com/alien-romulus-xenomorphs-isabela-merced/

"The team at Legacy really helped us out with it. I was surrounded by pros. The interesting thing is that it was set up for streaming until the middle of filming. Because Fede Alvarez is the nerdy fan that he is of Alien , he really was vouching for this movie. He actually cut the teaser trailer himself, which is very rare. Usually, studios handle that. So, I think it was an absolute honor. I learned so much. Shout out to the crew in Budapest. They were amazing. They were top tier, for sure."

"Definitely seeing the Xeno for the first time. They used a robot for that. And also, they used a human being, like a really tall person, in the costume and special effects. We had two Xenos on set, at all times, and they were just terrifying."

"The detail is incredible. I like the Xeno nails. That’s my favorite part, the chrome nails. I’m gonna get chrome nails for the premiere. You’ll see me with them all around. They were incredible."

"We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams."

Neomorph

MemberChestbursterApr-23-2024 3:42 AM

"They used a robot for that"

Interesting, so animatronics then perhaps? And coupled with the suit I get the impression they aren't leaning too heavily on a CGI xeno.

Dark Nebula

StaffXenomorphApr-24-2024 11:32 AM

Close-up shots of either animatronics or a man in a suit and some complicated shots will be computer-generated, much like in Alien Resurrection or AVP. So no need to worry.

Since they made actual Xenomorph suits, I'd sell my soul for ads like these

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3yZ6BupKQo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVfo0a4Sj6A

 

"We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams."

Neomorph

MemberChestbursterApr-25-2024 12:21 PM

I've totally missed those commercials! Who wouldn't like another lighthearted Alien ad before we're scared shitless during the Romulus screening? Make it happen <3 in a double sense.

(I bet Japan would do a kickass job with a totally bonkers clip, complete with a rocket-equipped mecha, a dude dressed up as a giant Tofu stick chased by the hungry alien, and a narrator screaming his lungs out. I'd buy that for a dollar!)

Dark Nebula

StaffXenomorphApr-30-2024 2:29 PM

New image!

Strong Alien: Isolation vibes

Source

 

"We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams."

Neomorph

MemberChestbursterMay-01-2024 6:59 AM

Nice, thanks for sharing! A xeno once again lurking in low-visibility environments, the perfect set up for scares! 

Maybe we'll get some Alien Isolation-esque POV scenes while the protagonists are hiding. That was one of the most terrifying aspects about the game imo, stuck in a room under a table with only one way out (medical level for instance) and the xeno's lanky legs walking past the table, in and out of the room at irregular intervals. Slightest mistake and it's game over, at least on nightmare mode. 

Dark Nebula

StaffXenomorphMay-03-2024 10:15 AM

New one via Entertainment Weekly!

Source

"We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams."

Dark Nebula

StaffXenomorphMay-03-2024 10:29 AM

Hard to see what's in the background, but something tells me it's a hive.

Also, according to Entertainment Weekly: "Alien: Romulus is set between the events of Alien and Aliens, and Alvarez was a stickler for communicating that through specific details. The gun that Spaeny is wielding in the photo above, for instance, is meant to be halfway between the flamethrower Ripley wielded against the original Xenomorph and the pulse rifle used in Aliens.

The same scrutiny was applied to the Xenomorph’s design, which Alvarez promises is closer to H.R. Giger’s original creation than any other iteration."

"We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams."

The Motion Comic

MemberOvomorphMay-08-2024 5:09 PM
It looks angry, hungry and bitter... perfect organism.
I ANIMATE COMICS https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGiBDYk8ZJLA4lgayslyaPQ

Xenotaris

MemberPraetorianMay-15-2024 6:00 PM

I hope this movie is good, we need a good alien movie

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Dark Nebula

StaffXenomorphMay-21-2024 11:28 AM

Another exclusive production still released by Fandango, as I suspected months ago, there will be a hive.

The ovomorph?

"We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams."
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