Michael Fassbender is having a big year. He will return as Magneto in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in two weeks. Then in December, he stars in the video game adaptation ‘Assassin’s Creed’ which 20th Century Fox hopes will kick off a franchise. And now he is already hard at work on ‘Alien: Covenant’ directed by Ridley Scott, which kicks off a new series of movies based on Scott’s 1979 classic.
Fassbender offered a tease of what to expect with ‘Alien: Covenant’ in which he returns as the android David:
“There are going to be great sets and aliens coming out of people.
“It’s amazing to watch Ridley work. I try to soak up as much knowledge as I can from him, because having worked on this kind of films a few times and having seen how many moving parts there are, how many people work on the set and how many departments need attention and the language, he’s an absolute master.
“The sets are fantastic. Again, the most impressive sets I’ve seen since ‘Prometheus,’ which was the original setting. 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.’
“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. 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.”
Fassbender’s last film with Scott, ‘Prometheus’ disappointed some fans because the famous Aliens only popped up at the very end, in a small cameo. But Fassbender’s statement that there will be “aliens coming out of people” teases that the new film will at least feature the famous “chest busters” which appeared in the most infamous scene in ‘Alien’.
Are you excited to revisit this reality?
‘Alien: Covenant’ directed by Ridley Scott, starring Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollet, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Callie Hernandez, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Benjamin Rigby and Alexander England arrives in theaters August 4, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Inquirer