Alien: Covenant is set to release on August 4, 2017, and the FX team took to Twitter to give fans a glimpse of Xenomorphs in the making. Danny McBride is busy shooting for the film in Australia, and he will be playing the captain of the ship, the Covenant.
Director Ridley Scott was back with Prometheus in 2012 to give his prized “Aliens” a background. The prequel attempted to put back the plot in order but received divisive reviews from fans and critics. However, it was a financial success nonetheless.
The lack of the franchise’s trademark creatures on Prometheus was one of the reasons it did not meet audience’s expectations. Scott and the 20th Century Fox are making sure Alien: Covenant doesn’t lag behind in terms of the vicious face hugging, chest-bursting aliens.
The image shared on Twitter gave a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming movie. From the image, it is apparent that the original skeletal structure of the Xenomorphs will remain the same.
However, with each series, the form has gone through some changes since that depends on the biological anatomy of the host. Screen Rant reported that fans can expect a few members on board the Covenant to be sacrificed by the face-hugging monsters.
— Alien: Covenant (@AlienAnthology) July 6, 2016
Meanwhile, in the upcoming prequel, McBride will join the rest of the cast, which includes Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Michael Fassbender and Demián Bichir. Noomi Rapace will reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw, despite rumors that she would not cast in the movie.
In an interview with the Rolling Stone, McBride spoke of his character in the film and also his experience of working with Scott. “I’m the pilot of the spaceship Covenant, which is a colonization ship, searching for a planet where we might start life anew. I run the ship,” he said.
When asked what is the most impressive thing about Scott, he said, “He’s got so much energy, and he shoots everything with four cameras. We move through stuff fast.”