There’s been a lot of talk about how Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant will tie into the Alien saga more than Prometheus did. Now, Michael Fassbender, who will be reprising his role as android David, has spoken about how the new movie compares to its fellows.
Talking to Collider, Fassbender said “This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see.”
“It’s much scarier than Prometheus but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus. It’s kind of got more of the sort of thriller, imminent disaster feel that Alien had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of Prometheus…”
“Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema.”
Which all sounds hugely encouraging. That definitely chimes with what Danny McBride has been saying in response to questions about his role being a comic relief character, telling HitFix that “I got the script and I’m like this s–t is dark! There is no comic relief in this at all. This is a dark horror movie.”
In addition to Fassbender and McBride (who is playing the ship’s pilot), the film stars Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Callie Hernandez and Alexander England, as well as the recently confirmed Noomi Rapace. Scott directs from a script by Michael Green, Jack Paglen and John Logan.