‘Alien: Covenant‘ has a new female lead lined up with Katherine Waterston (‘Inherent Vice’,’Steve Jobs’) having just boarded the cast. This won’t be Waterston’s big break into movies as she has had quite a few hits under her belt though it will be the first large genre film that she’s in. Hopefully, she’ll enjoy working on the production and bring her talent to more science fiction and horror films in the future! What is truly interesting about her casting is that she is being billed as the female lead in the movie which gives further hints at what we might be able to expect when this ‘Prometheus’ sequel hits the big screen. Or rather, what not to expect.
If Waterston’s character is the female lead that clearly means that Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw won’t be who we are following throughout the film. Will she have died? Get sidelined right off the bat to return in a later film? Be killed off in the first five minutes? No one has a clue quite yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Michael Fassbender’s David just found a way to abandon her and go off on his own. If they do leave her character off it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her back as this film is the first in a planned trilogy which gives Ridley Scott plenty of room to maneuver through what happened in ‘Prometheus’ and the first ‘Alien’.
Are you looking forward to hearing more about ‘Alien: Covenant’? Do you think Katherine Waterston will be a good fit for the film? Share your thoughts below!
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
‘Alien: Covenant’ will be released on October 6th, 2017!
Source: The Wrap