Noomi Rapace to Return for ‘Prometheus’ Sequel

Prometheus Sequel
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Noomi Rapace is coming on board Fox’s “Alien: Covenant,” the sequel to Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus.”

She joins Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup and Danny McBride with Scott directing. Fox had no comment.

Plot details have not been disclosed for “Alien: Covenant,” the second of what will be a trilogy of films. Rapace played the role of archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw in “Prometheus.”

Principal photography recently started in Australia’s New South Wales. The film arrives in theaters on Aug. 4, 2017.

“Prometheus” was set in the late 21st century and about 30 years prior to the events in Scott’s 1979 movie “Alien.” The pic, which generated box office of more than $400 million worldwide, followed scientists aboard the spaceship Prometheus who discovered remains of an advanced civilization developing weapons that could wipe out the human race.

The original “Alien,” starring Sigourney Weaver, was followed by three sequels in 1986, 1992 and 1997.

Rapace is best known for starring in “Prometheus” and “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows” along with the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium series: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.”

She is repped by CAA. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. RScott says:

    For this trilogy to be anything…they have to get to the origins of the “alien” species. They started to go there in Prometheus. Note the difference in the beings from the vases? What I did not like (and just watched, due to boredom) was how Shaw was impregnated with an alien, when it was simply from having sex with her BF and it was so quick. That left me scratching my head. He barely had time for it to grow inside him, much less to make its way into his testicles. r as it from swapping spit? hat is the e thing I really hated about Prometheus.

  2. Bleh says:

    The swedish adaptations? The millenium series are originally swedish, not american. Everything is not from the US. God damn.

  3. Bendee says:

    My guess is she’s only returning to film ‘flashback scenes’ of what happened to her character after Prometheus. The fact that there’s no official announcement proves this theory. It wouldn’t make sense to do a sequel of an entirely new cast without explaining the fate of the previous main.

  4. paul hunt says:

    Loved the movie, special effects were awesome….

  5. Hired Goon says:

    Prometheus was awesome. Rapace did a great job. Perhaps it was too deep for some of you.

  6. Keith Lee says:

    Oh NO! She was the least interesting character of the entire movie. I’d rather watch an Idris Elba and Charlize Theron combo instead (too bad they both died in Prometheus. Elizabeth and her boyfriend were tools.

  7. Leon says:

    Nooooo!!!!!! She was terrible (as was the whole movie) in prometheus. Danny McBride needs to lead this movie and it will be gold. If not massive miss.

    • Dan says:

      Danny McBridge ? Yeah, sure, if you want some goofy comedy…Rapace is a first-rate dramatic actress who unfortunately gets mostly second-rate material to act in…She can be sublime if the character and writing is right. She was very good in “Prometheus”, but the movie had writing issues. I still enjoyed it though!

  8. malcolm says:

    The casting so far has been quite stellar but I was seriously tee`ed off that Noomi didn’t seem to be in the sequel mostly because it made no sense at all ..casting her even if its only as a cameo in the beginning or the end has to be right other wise why call it a sequel ..

  9. Jerry says:

    This is great news ! Her character was the most interesting in “Prometheus”. Hell, she was the center of that movie, so needed to be in the sequel. Rapace is a great actress. I hope they’ll explore her character a little bit more now. Very nice ! “Covenent” has now a wonderful cast.

  10. CARP says:

    F#*K… just when this film had the slightest chance of not being crap like the previous one… He brings back the defining worst part of the last film. Her character was atrocious… One of the worst written I’ve seen in along time. And the acting was more wooden than Oak.
    Just give this franchise to Neil blomkamp and leave it the fuck along ridley.. Your glory days of compelling scifi came and went along time ago, and for that your still one of my favourite directors.. But realise your f**king limitations. Soft core scifi like the martian is where you belong now.

    • Rex says:

      BLOMKAMP? That’s friggin’ HILARIOUS. Why, so he can turn it into yet ANOTHER of his teen-brained allegories about class divides? Prometheus was flawed, but it was TEN TIMES the film any of Blomkamp’s were, and at least Ridley Scott knows how to DIVERSIFY.

      Oh, and if ANY performance in Prometheus was “the worst written” you seen in a long time, then it’s OBVIOUS you don’t see many movies AT ALL.

    • Blomkamp makes extremely unappealing movies that start to look like clones of one another. I don’t think we’ve ever had a master of genre the likes of Ridley Scott.

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