For over a year now we've known Michael Fassbender would portray multiple androids in the upcoming Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant. However, up until today, we assumed he would merely portray a second David, which accompanies the crew of the USCSS Covenant to the desolate planet where they discover Fassbender's other role - David 8 from Prometheus.
Although Fassbender does play a second David unit, his name is not David as well. In Alien: Covenant, the second David unit portrayed by Fassbender is named Walter. The reveal comes to us from the Irish news publication, The Irish Times (via @rorysbooks on Twitter), where Fassbender expressed the following:
I am allowed to say I am playing two robots – Walter and David. I think what’s great about it is that Ridley has gone back to the original DNA of Alien, the horror element of that. But is also has the scope and the scale of Prometheus. Ridley has cut it already. He is a machine. He is an incredible human being and he was in such good form. He is such an imaginative and mischievous figure.
Walter is obviously a newer model of David android and seems to have genuine Human interest in mind, rather than personal interest like David does. This leads to some animosity and skepticism between the two androids.
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The state of the Alien: Covenant sequel continues to remain uncertain. Ridley Scott has mentioned previously that they have a story already in place and know exactly where the sequel to Covenant will go, however the recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox film properties by Disney have potentially put the rumored-to-be-titled Alien: Awakening on hold for the time being. As new details arise concerning Alien: Covenant 2 we will be your premiere source and you can find information on the Covenant sequel by visiting the About Alien: Awakening page here.
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