‘Prometheus 2’ Release Date, Cast Rumors: Noomi Rapace to Reprise Elizabeth Shaw Role in Alien: Covenant?

‘Prometheus 2’ Release Date, Cast Rumors: Noomi Rapace to Reprise Elizabeth Shaw Role in Alien: Covenant?
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There have been much speculations around what to expect from Prometheus 2, the upcoming sequel to the 2012 sci-fi movie on gruesome aliens. The latest in the line of rumors is Noomi Rapace’s return to the Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant.


The developments around the Riddley Scott film have been ever changing, starting from the title to the release date. It went from being called the Prometheus 2 in the beginning to Alien: Covenant. The Prometheus 2 release date was also moved from October 2017 to August 2017. And it seems like the trend continued to the casting of the film as well.

It was believed that Rapace won’t be reprising her role of Elizabeth Shaw in Alien: Covenant. But according to recent reports, she is now in Australia shooting for the movie along with major cast including Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride, Deadline reported.

The plot for Alien: Covenant has not yet been disclosed. Rapace played Elizabeth Shaw, an archeologist, in Prometheus. The movie was set 30 years prior to the events that unfolded in the 1979 horror-science fiction movie Alien. The Danny McBride starrer was again followed by three sequels in 1986, 1992 and 1997, Variety reported.

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Fassbender, who is playing a robot in the movie, said there will be a number of chest-bursting aliens in Prometheus 2. “There are going to be great sets and aliens coming out of people,” he said via Metro UK. In addition to the aliens, the sets for the upcoming sequel have been made extensive as well.

“The sets are fantastic. Again, the most impressive sets I’ve seen since ‘Prometheus,’ which was the original setting,” he added. “It’s a fantastic mixture of high-end technology and primitive elements. The way that I can explain it is the same way that Ridley did Blade Runner.”

He also said that the viewers will be taken to a futuristic world and the smart blending of the past and future would be the most interesting part of the movie.

“You have this futuristic world where people are eating noodles, because that seems to be the cheaper food and something that will fill you up. But it’s also something that harks back to the past,” he said. “The weaving of those two things—past and future—together makes for an interesting world that we can aspire to, but also recognize something in it.”

Also Read: ‘Prometheus 2’ Release Date, Plot, Theories, and Rumors: Here’s What We Know About ‘Alien: Covenant’

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