Noomi Rapace Joins ‘Alien: Covenant’

By June 21, 2016

I’m having a hard time thinking of a movie that has had more conflicting reports and confirmations from those involved than Alien: Covenant has at this point. Whether it be the change in titles last year, Ridley Scott’s conflicting comments about the movie’s ties into the Alien franchise, or more. You name it really, it seems like there have been more news reports about Alien: Covenant that have flipped over the past few months than there have been actual, concrete news.

After the announcement that, unlike previous assumptions, Noomi Rapace would not be reprising her role as Elizabeth Shaw in Covenant as well, despite her character’s open-ended storyline at the end of Prometheus, it looks like those may not have been true after all.

Deadline is reporting that Rapace will in fact be reprising her role as Shaw in the film, which will be the second installment in the Prometheus prequel trilogy, and is “in Australia and on the set to shoot weeks worth of scenes.” The film will also feature the return of Michael Fassbender as the android, David, the only other returning Prometheus cast member in the film.

This sort of flies in the face of everything that we know about Covenant so far as well, which will follow the crew of the titular ship as they stumble upon the planet from Prometheus, initially believing it to be an uncharted paradise with only one sole inhabitant, David from Prometheus, before they realize their unknown paradise may be hiding untold horrors. But I guess with this news, David may not be the only person on the planet when they arrive after all?

Or is he? It seems like, according to Deadline’s report, that Rapace won’t just be shooting a cameo for the movie, so I imagine that Shaw will have a legitimate role in the film, even though Katherine Waterston’s Daniels has been set up to be the female lead of the movie. It’s kind of impossible to know at this point, but basically, from now on I’m just gonna go ahead and stop assuming that I know really anything about Covenant from now on. It seems like that may be a safer bet in the end.

Alien: Covenant is set to hit theatres on August 7th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    Think Mr Scott is releasing all this conflicting stories just to keep the real story safe & secret!!!