by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Filmmaker Ridley Scott is still very excited about the thought of expanding the Prometheus franchise. So much so that he’s delaying the fifth Alien film from director Neill Blomkamp and his own crime drama The Cartel to move forward with this project in January 2016.
Now we have the first confirmed cast member. Deadline spoke to Scott at Toronto International Film Festival and the director dropped the news that Michael Fassbender would be joining the film and reprising his role as android David.
Prometheus ended with Dr. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) taking the head of David and launching off into space in search of the alien race that may have accidentally spawned life on Earth. Rumors were abound that the sequel could include multiple versions of David running around.
Fassbender is currently finishing up filming on Assassin’s Creed. There was word that he was going to do The Snowman, based on the crime novel by author Jo Nesbo, after that. Ridley Scott is making it sound like Prometheus 2 will be the actor’s next film, though.
We’ll see come January once principal photography begins. Until then, as someone who liked the first film, I’m eagerly anticipating this sequel.