Alien: Covenant Teases New Xenomorph Design

It looks as though ‘Alien: Covenant’ could feature a new xenomorph…

It’s no secret that ‘Prometheus’ made a major leap from Ridley Scott’s original ‘Alien’ movies… and by the end of the movie, we saw a vastly different xenomorph to those of the original film series.

But could ‘Alien: Covenant’ be redesigning them yet again?

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According to Birth.Movies.Death, a new video which appeared on the Alien Anthology Twitter account may give us some clues about the new xenomorph.

Sadly, it’s just a glimpse at the alien’s hands…

“Where it all begins,” reads the tag line. “#AlienCovenant”.

Of course, the account has previously released a number of behind-the-scenes images from the upcoming ‘Alien’ movie… and now it looks as though it’s given us our first glimpse at the new xenomorph.

And new is definitely the word.

“I’m not entirely sure whether this piece is a prosthetic or not, but that’s not really what interests me,” says BMD. “What interests me is the fact that this Xeno’s fingers aren’t bunched, as they’ve been in Aliens past.”

It’s exactly the kind of detail that never goes unnoticed by the fans. And it’s absolutely right – the previous xenomorphs feature conjoined fingers (which you can see in the image below), whereas this version is obviously a bit more tactile.

And this could be our first look at the new alien.

“If I’m correct, that means that this hand is technically our first look at Alien: Covenant’s newly-redesigned Xenomorph.”

But what does this mean?

Well, the new xenomorph design is different enough to the ‘Prometheus’ version that this could be the next evolutionary step… and that could mean a completely new look all over.

Of course, for now we’ll have to wait and see. But it’s compelling stuff.

‘Alien: Covenant’ heads to cinemas on 4 August 2017.

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Picture Credit: 20th Century Fox, Twitter.