Benjamin Rigby has boarded the Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant along with Michael Fassbender, Katherin Waterston, Danny McBride and others, Variety has confirmed. In addition to Rigby's casting announcement, the actor also recently conducted an interview with if.com.au where he discussed Covenant:
"I got an audition for this, and at the time I thought I'm not going to get this, it's bloody Ridley Scott. [But] It's usually the ones that you're not as invested in that you tend to get. I did that in October and I got a phone call in January, and I'd forgotten all about it".
"I've read the whole script, and it's great, I really like it. I have a great character".
"I'd say it's a sizable role. It's a good plot device. My favourite roles to play are plot devices" (laughs).
Given that 'Alien' is back in the title, will the new film be a continuation of 2012'sPrometheus or something different?
"Because there's an end result being the original Alien, it has to connect. People can expect similar things to happen, it is an Alien franchise [film]. It does translate. Obviously it's a completely different cast - Noomi isn't in it. I think it goes from the first to second one pretty fluidly".
Unfortunately, he confirms Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw will not be in Alien: Covenant, despite early theories that she may have been given a smaller part in the film, rather than neglected entirely.
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The future of Alien
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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