By Matt O.
In some surprising news that broke yesterday afternoon, Prometheus star Noomi Repace appears to now be part of the cast director Ridley Scott's upcoming prequel/sequel Alien: Covenant. The actress was originally thought not to be returning to the franchise, but Deadline is reporting yesterday that:
"production on ALIEN: COVENANT has been underway for several weeks in Australia and Deadline's sources say that Noomi Rapace will be on set for "weeks worth of scenes" in the film. Whether her inclusion in ALIEN: COVENANT is a last-minute addition or was something which was planned all along isn't certain at this time."
I for one am extremely excited about Noomi Repace reprising her role as Dr. Shaw in this upcoming film and hopefully her character gets a nice story-arc continuing from Prometheus.
Earlier today we also got our first look at actor Danny McBride on the set of the upcoming film with director Ridley Scott "directing" him.
Here's the official synopsis:
"Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers 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."
Alien: Covenant is set to hit theaters on August 4th, 2017.
SOURCE: Alien Anthology