Alien: Covenant is going to have twice the Fassbender.
In an interview with the Irish Times (via AvP Galaxy), the actor confirmed an earlier rumor that he would play two different robots in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, his sequel to Prometheus and part two of a prequel trilogy to his seminal 1979 sci-fi/horror film Alien.
In addition to reprising his role as David, he would also play another version of the robot named Walter. The name breaks the series convention of alphabetically naming its androids as they’re introduced, as with Ash (Alien), Bishop (Aliens & Alien 3), Call (Alien: Resurrection) and David.
“I am allowed to say I am playing two robots – Walter and David. I think what’s great about it is that Ridley has gone back to the original DNA of Alien, the horror element of that. But is also has the scope and the scale of Prometheus. Ridley has cut it already. He is a machine. He is an incredible human being and he was in such good form. He is such an imaginative and mischievous figure.”
The folks at AvP Galaxy added their own rumor to the mix, saying Walter, the most recent and advanced model presumably aboard the titular ship the Covenant, and David, who spent 10 years since Prometheus on the Engineer homeworld, are not friendly, despite their appearance.
Directed by Ridley Scott, Alien: Covenant, starring Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez and more, hits theaters August 4, 2017.
Source: Irish Times (via AvP Galaxy)