Reveal From ‘Alien Convenant’ Footage Changes The Entire Franchise
Reveal : Footage from the latest chapter in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, appears to have revealed a major spoiler that not only impacts the latest film, but has major repercussions for the entire franchise. The Verge published a description of the scenes shown, here is an excerpt from their description. (Be warned, major spoilers ahead. Obviously).
“Michael Fassbender’s android David, definitely the same character from Prometheus and called David by name, walks Billy Crudup’s character through his personal workshop of biological terrors.
Alien Covenant Secrets Revealed
He shows off different mutations of the creatures, explaining that he has been trying to understand the aliens that were discovered in Prometheus, going so far as to genetically engineer new versions – a process that’s been waiting for one final puzzle piece to complete.
That’s when David takes him into a small chamber filled with four eggs that look identical to the ones seen in the original Alien. The final puzzle piece, David says, is “mother” — a waiting host — and Crudup’s character is lined up for the honor.
The dots are easy to connect: the alien as audiences saw it in 1979 wasn’t the result of evolution or natural selection. Instead, it was the result of an android intentionally breeding the most dangerous, lethal creature possible.”
If the plot twist is genuine, and isn’t the result of a misunderstanding or intentional misdirection, then that single scene has changed the meaning of the entire franchise.
The Alien franchise has always been about man vs. nature. Mankind may have launched into space and begun colonizing the galaxy, but one horrific, mysterious lifeform burst out of our chest and challenged our place in the universe. We may create artificial life, create terrible weaponry with our technology, but nothing we create compares to the cold horrors of natural selection. Any attempts to control or weaponise the creature results in death and destruction.
The Alien franchise may have changed a lot since that original, intense encounter with the xenomorph onboard the Nostromo, but the terrifying creature has managed to retain its status throughout the decades as the ultimate intergalactic horror. We’ve seen plenty of space-based horror films before and since, but the creature design never seems to venture far from the typical Lovecraftian tentacled mass. Even the aliens in the critically acclaimed Arrival don’t stray too far away from the octopus.
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