Don’t ever get the Space Special…maybe just stick with the Space Soup! Aliens are dangerous creatures spawned from the minds of Ridley Scott and H.R. Geiger. Able to parasitically impregnate victims with their viscous progeny, the Aliens are deadly and well recognized figures in the pop culture world. Because of this, you know we’ll be getting more Aliens movies! You might be familiar with the predecessors. Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, Alien Vs Predator, Alien Vs Predator 2, and Prometheus are all a part of the ‘Xenomorph’ movie-verse. Luckily for us, Alien: Covenant is the next installment and it should hopefully bridge the gap between Prometheus and Alien. At least we get Michael Fassbender back, right?
Since Ridley Scott is once again working with the Alien movies, you know that there won’t be much green screen. He’s a practical effects kinda guy! In an interview with Rolling Stone, actor Danny McBride spoke to that regard. “I didn’t know if it would be all green screen, but most of the stuff is practical effects: when you’re running from an alien it’s really a dude in an alien suit coming after you! The sets are incredible and you’re in them: We go through some inclement weather at one point on the spaceship and this whole gigantic set is on a gimbal, shaking up and down. You don’t have to use your imagination.” Suppose that makes things easier when you have an actual guy chasing you down, no? Along the lines of those practical effects, below is a video from the Alien Twitter. What does it show? How about one of the Alien’s hands being created for Alien: Covenant!
— Alien Anthology (@AlienAnthology) July 6, 2016
Alien: Covenant is currently scheduled for a August 4th, 2017 and stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby.