Michael Fassbender joins Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

Starring opposite Noomi Rapace

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Michael Fassbender has jumped on board Ridley Scott’s mysterious new sci-fi Prometheus.

The actor has reportedly been involved in negotiations since way back when the film was being touted as an Alien prequel, but has only just been able to sign on.

He will apparently play an android, which could be one of those links to the "DNA" of Alien that Ridley Scott has hinted at.

Previously, Swedish Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace signed to play the film’s lead, while (rumour alert) Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie are reportedly both interested in the second female lead, Vickers.

Prometheus’ release date has now changed from March to 8 June, 2012, meaning Fox are now viewing this is something of a summer tentpole. Could it be a sci-fi brain fry to rival even Inception?

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    • nacho316

      Jan 27th 2011, 8:44

      Still p****d it's not an offical alien prequel ;(

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    • ilikescifi

      Jan 27th 2011, 11:37

      I am so excited I could die

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Jan 27th 2011, 12:56

      hang on, its NOT and Alien prequel? Did I miss something?

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jan 27th 2011, 13:09

      Yeah. Apparently it's still based on the scripts written for the Alien prequel but it may or may not be set in the same universe. It's possibly just going to be a stand alone film, not part of any mythology. Anything I've read about it so far is kind of vague.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 27th 2011, 20:48

      I am glad it's not an Alien Prequel anymore.

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