“It’s really great, it’s a very nice big idea I’ve got [for Fassbender’s character]. It’s fantastic,” Ridley Scott teased last month about “Alien: Covenant.” And it appears the only thing better than one Michael Fassbender, is two Michael Fassbenders.
With production now officially slated to start in March at Fox Studios in Australia, the director headed Down Under for a press conference, and spilled a few more details about upcoming “Prometheus” sequel. What we know so far is that the story will follow the crew of the colony ship, Covenant, who discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
However, in an interesting little twist, Screen Daily reveals that Fassbender will have “two roles” in the movie. Even more, Noomi Rapace, last seen along with David’s decapitated head, will also return, however, she will have a “minor role.”
Meanwhile, remember when Scott said it might not be until “Prometheus 4” that these movies connect to “Alien”? Well, he has confirmed we’re looking at three more movies before the story connects to his sci-fi classic.
So, lots to chew on as the world of “Prometheus”/”Alien” grows even bigger. “Alien: Covenant” will open on October 6, 2017.