Noomi Rapace Won’t Be In Alien: Covenant

Noomi Rapace Won’t Be In Alien: Covenant
February 01 10:30 2016 Print This Article

Ridley Scott is gradually revealing more and more about the follow-up movie of 2012′s ‘Prometheus’.

The latest piece of info comes in a recent interview with the Daily Mail, where Scott talks frankly about the first film’s star Noomi Rapace. When asked about Rapace’s inclusion in the sequel, he simply replied, “no.” “We’re still casting the main roles,” Scott shared. Presumably, he’s talking about the female lead, as it’s believed that Michael Fassbender – arguably the best thing about ‘Prometheus’ – will return to the series as David. It was believed that Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw would be joining him, but clearly things have changed.

Ridley Scott

While it seems Rapace, for whatever reason, is to be replaced, it appears Scott is still planning to cast a female lead, and a strong one at that, if his comments are anything to go by: “I’ve been married to strong women; and three out of the four people I work closely with are women,” he said. Yet he doesn’t reveal the reason why Rapace has been dropped.

Noomi Rapace

Scott’s already signed on to executively produce Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ movie (currently dubbed ‘Alien 5′), where a host of the original cast, including Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn, will reprise their roles.

Alien: Covenant will hit theater on October 6, 2017.

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