Danny McBride is not only part of the Weyland-Yutani Covenant crew in Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant - he's the pilot! In a fresh interview with Rolling Stone, McBride confirmed that he is in fact the pilot of the USCSS Covenant space vessel - the ship transporting a completely new crew to a completely new alien world, where they discover the only survivor of the Prometheus mission - David (played by Michael Fassbender).
I’m the pilot of the spaceship Covenant, which is a colonization ship, searching for a planet where we might start life anew. I run the ship.
...most of the stuff is practical effects: when you’re running from an alien it’s really a dude in an alien suit coming after you! The sets are incredible and you’re in them: We go through some inclement weather at one point on the spaceship and this whole gigantic set is on a gimbal, shaking up and down. You don’t have to use your imagination.
Compared to Idris Elba's Janek from Prometheus, it's difficult to say how McBride's character will compare. Idris being known primarily for more serious roles played a quite comical pilot, while McBride is best known for more comedic roles - perhaps we may see a more serious side of him in Alien: Covenant. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section!
Earlier today, Fox also teased us with our first look at an Alien hand being constructed for Alien: Covenant, so be sure to check that out as well!
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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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