Rumor: Alien: Covenant Will Introduce Three New Species of Xenomorph

Monday, 19 December 2016 - 3:27PM
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Alien: Covenant
Monday, 19 December 2016 - 3:27PM
Rumor: Alien: Covenant Will Introduce Three New Species of Xenomorph
We already knew that Alien: Covenant promises to introduce a new type of Xenomorph, but as it turns out, we might have a lot more to look forward to than we thought. If the latest plot leaks are to be believed, the film will introduce not one, but three new species of Alien, each more disturbing and disgusting than the last.

Possible spoilers follow!



According to a new report from an Alien: Covenant fan website, the movie will see three new kinds of Xenomorph enter the franchise. The first and most prominent is, of course, the Neomorph, which is rumored to be a whiteish-colored "backburster" (yikes). The other two species don't come into play until later in the film, and they're somehow even more bizarre.

The first, unofficially dubbed a "Protomorph," is a "primordial version" of the Xenomorph we know from the Alien movies:

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This Protomorph is birthed after David manages to trick one of the Covenant crew (we won't say who) into going into David's experiment room, where he gets latched onto by a Facehugger. It is somewhat of a primordial version of the iconic Xenomorph. However, it's visibly different in appearance. Apparently, the Protomorph looks similar to a mix between the Runner Alien in Alien 3 and the Aliens in Alien: Resurrection.
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Although they're not certain, the site claims that there's a chance that the Xenomorph won't evolve straight from the Protomorph, but rather will merge somehow with another horrifying creature they call the "Waltermorph," which will be gestated within one of Michael Fassbender's androids:

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[According to recent plot leaks], either David or Walter, the two androids present in Covenant both played by Michael Fassbender will actually birth an Alien. The Android DNA is a concept we're not 100% sure about, we know it exists in the film and is broached, but we have absolutely no idea how it compares to organic DNA - and how an Alien could bind with it.
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Of course, these are just rumors for now, and we have no way to verify the site's legitimacy (although they claim that one of their plot leaks was taken down by Fox). But after Prometheus was a letdown for fans, Ridley Scott probably feels lots of pressure to up the ante for Covenant, so there's no telling how many different kinds of Xenomorph we'll see.

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, 2017.
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