Michael Fassbender, who played the android David in Ridley Scott's Prometheus will be reprising his role in its sequel, Alien: Covenant next August. While filming currently takes place in Sydney Australia, Fassbender has been conducting various interviews with local news outlets and revealing minor updates about the film's direction as well as its overall aesthetic nature. For those who longed for a more Alien feel from Scott's initial prequel venture in Prometheus will undoubtedly enjoy Alien: Covenant a bit more.
Building off of his previous statements about Covenant's set as well as return of chest-bursting Aliens, Fassbender adds that Covenant will feature more old-school and battered sets, similar to those of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Fassbender is in Sydney, where he’s filming Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, the sci-fi sequel to Prometheus. He’s a big wrap for Scott’s huge physical sets, which he describes as mixing cutting-edge NASA-like technology with “an old-school element where things look battered, like the original Star Wars…
This new quote comes to us from a new article in the Australia-based newspaper Herald Sun, courtesy of AvPGalaxy.
The Weyland-Yutani vessel Covenant is clearly going to be a less-advanced vehicle when compared to Weyland's Prometheus, suggesting that the Covenant could in fact be similar to Alien's Nostromo - acting as a deep space research vessel instead of a specialized expedition craft. This also suggests that the attire and costume design for its crew will also be less futuristic looking and more relatable to modern technology like that of Alien and Aliens.
Michael Fassbender also touched briefly on his character David in the upcoming sequel - adding that David 8 will be back in a "whole new way". What this means exactly is unknown. As new details about Fassbender's David, as well as other characters and crew are revealed we'll be sure to keep you updated!
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About Alien: Covenant 2 / Alien Awakening
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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