Alien: Covenant is still a ways away, but that doesn’t keep it out of the spotlight. The cast is finally nearing completion with its recent inclusion of Demian Bichir.
Most recently known for his role in The Hateful Eight, Bichir will be joining Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, and Katherine Waterston.
In a report from Deadline, Bichir’s role has not yet been revealed. Additionally, we haven’t learned of Mcrbirde’s of Waterston’s character. We do know that Fassbender will be reprising his role as the android David. Because of Alien’s history with female leads, it is a safe bet to assume that Waterston will be the main protagonist.
The upcoming sci-fi movie will take place a full decade after the events of Prometheus. For fans of the original Alien movie, you should be happy to hear that director Ridley Scott plans to really increase the horror aspect this time around. His plan is to deliver a “pretty hard R” rating.
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We’ll be crossing our fingers in hopes that the movie learns from Prometheus’ mistakes. Rather than just looking incredible, the movie should also have a cohesive plot this time around.