Published On: Thu, Feb 4th, 2016

‘Prometheus’ sequel, ‘Alien Covenant’ loses Noomi Rapace

Alien: Covenant is indeed a Prometheus sequel, but has now lost a key character from the first film by Ridley Scott.

Scott confirms Noomi Rapace will not return as archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw, leaving Michael Fassbender‘s android David the only character from the last film set to return. He’ll be joined by some new characters, though, including one played by Katherine Waterston. 

Photo/20th Century FOX

Photo/20th Century FOX

The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye spoke with Scott asking if whether Rapace would return for Alien: Covenant, the director said no and added, “We’re still casting the main roles.”

Waterston and Fassbender are the only actors locked in for Alien: Covenant at this time.

Prometheus ended with Shaw and David striking out for the Engineers’ home world in search of answers.

As previously reported, Alien: Covenant picks up about ten years after the events of Prometheus, and follows a colony ship, the Covenant, that lands on a planet whose sole inhabitant is Fassbender’s character David.

Scott had teased that Rapace would have a “minor” role in the movie, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to hear she’s now been cut from the film completely.

Alien: Covenant arrives October 6, 2017.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.


Noomi Rapace is set to return for a "Prometheus" sequel Photo/20th Century FOX

Noomi Rapace is set to return for a “Prometheus” sequel Photo/20th Century FOX

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