by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
Even though Alien: Covenant will be a sequel to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, only half of the surviving team will be making a comeback.
Noomi Rapace, who portrayed Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and was the only human who walked away from the carnage of the doomed mission of the Prometheus, will not return for the continuing adventure that will lead up to the events that happened in the sci-fi classic Alien.
Ridley Scott confirmed this with The Daily Mail, saying that Rapace will not be returning and that casting for the main roles are still ongoing (although it has been confirmed that Katherine Waterson will be one of the new crew members in Covenant).
Michael Fassbender will reprise his role as the android David. It’s unknown right now as to whether or not we’ll find out exactly what happened to Shaw and how David wound up alone. We do know that the film will take place ten years after the events of Prometheus, when a ship called Covenant touches down on a deserted planet whose lone inhabitant is David.
Alien: Covenant is scheduled to hit theaters October 6, 2017.