danny-mcbrideMore of a comedian than science fiction horror actor, Danny McBride (‘This Is The End‘,’Your Highness’) is in early talks for one of the leading roles in ‘Alien: Covenant‘. If accepted, he will be joining Michael Fassbender (‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘,’Inglorious Bastards’) and fellow newcomer Katherine Waterston (‘Inherent Vice’,’Steve Jobs’) in the second installment of the new prequel series that began with the generally panned ‘Prometheus’.

While we don’t know what role McBride is up for, we do know that the series will start off on the colony ship Covenant which is set to travel to a remote planet in the galaxy. While they initially land on what looks to be paradise, they find the world that they have arrived at is anything but safe and the one apparent inhabitant is Fassbender’s David from ‘Prometheus’.

I’m hoping McBride isn’t being included at some kind of ongoing comic relief in the film. While humor has existed in the ‘Alien’ films it doesn’t come up as often and not a direction I believe Ridley Scott would want to take the series.

What are your thoughts on Danny McBride joining the cast of ‘Alien: Covenant’? Do you think the film will fare better than ‘Prometheus’ did? 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’ is set to tear through the box office on October 6th, 2017.

Source: Coming Soon.