The ‘Alien: Covenant’ Creatures Have a Name and Possibly a New Origin

Alien: Covenant is still about nine months away, but we’re picking up hints of the film’s story here and there. We’re getting little looks at the film, little tidbits of information, and now it seems Michael Fassbender and a fan site are unpacking some plot and alien details.

Fassbender, who plays David, recently spoke to BBC radio and called the xenomorph characters “Neomorphs.” Makes perfect sense. As for these new versions of the H.R. Giger creature, AVP Galaxy has a ton of detailed information regarding the Neomorphs:

These Aliens are the result of the local ecosystem being mutated by the accelerant/black goo. Over time, pods started to grow on the trees and the ground, and release a spore when disturbed… These spores infect several members of the Covenant crew by entering the body through the ear and nostrils. The spores cause the growth of the Neomorphs inside the infected hosts – something that is reminiscent of William Gibson’s first draft of Alien 3. One of the Neomorphs bursts from the back of one of the infected crew, a “backburster”. The other crewmember’s Neomorph erupts through their throat.

AVP Galaxy is usually pretty on point when it comes to Alien (and Predator) news. They might be off on a few details, but I doubt it. Alien: Covenant opens August 4 next year, but I imagine we’ll have a look at these Neomorphs somewhere along the road to August 4.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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