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Danny McBride in talks to join the cast of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant

02.10.2016

Maybe the one thing that the ALIEN franchise has been missing these past few films has been a helping of Mr. Kenny Powers. Production on ALIEN: COVENANT is set to begin fairly soon, but Ridley Scott is still in the process of casting and The Wrap has the scoop on some very unexpected casting news.

The outlet reports that Danny McBride is in early discussions to join the cast of ALIEN: COVENANT in an unspecified role. It's not a done deal yet, but Danny McBride and Ridley Scott are both big cinephiles and it's been said that they've been hitting it off while discussing old movies. If Danny McBride does become a part of the ALIEN: COVENANT cast, he'll join Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston (INHERENT VICE), with the latter playing Daniels, the series' new female lead as Ridley Scott has confirmed that Noomi Rapace will not be returning for the PROMETHEUS sequel. I honestly can't imagine Danny McBride in a film like this, but stranger things have happened and this would give the actor a chance to dip his toes into something a little different.

A synopsis for ALIEN: COVENANT:

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

ALIEN: COVENANT is set for a October 6, 2017 release.

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Source: The Wrap

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1:29PM on 02/11/2016

Might as well

put a Red Shirt on him for this one. He's got expendable crew member vibe all over him. :)
put a Red Shirt on him for this one. He's got expendable crew member vibe all over him. :)
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12:21PM on 02/11/2016
Not a casting direction I was expecting for this film. Never really liked the guy only because most the roles I seen him in he's a loud obnoxious dick, hate roles like that. Judging by the comments I'm going to get down voted cuz someone on here is a big fan of his.
Not a casting direction I was expecting for this film. Never really liked the guy only because most the roles I seen him in he's a loud obnoxious dick, hate roles like that. Judging by the comments I'm going to get down voted cuz someone on here is a big fan of his.
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9:25AM on 02/11/2016
Definitely a strange pick. Maybe we'll get to see some of his dramatic acting chops as opposed to him just being the comic relief. Seeing comedic actors make that change is always interesting, even when it dosen't work.
Definitely a strange pick. Maybe we'll get to see some of his dramatic acting chops as opposed to him just being the comic relief. Seeing comedic actors make that change is always interesting, even when it dosen't work.
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7:54AM on 02/11/2016

In space they can't hear you laugh either....

Nice. He's funny and likable will be toned down no doubt.
Humor is a defence mechanism and tension release.
BAD BAD things happen to likable people in space.
Nice. He's funny and likable will be toned down no doubt.
Humor is a defence mechanism and tension release.
BAD BAD things happen to likable people in space.
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7:42AM on 02/11/2016
I can definitely see this, Interesting casting. I almost feel like his role would be the one that sabotages the crew.
I can definitely see this, Interesting casting. I almost feel like his role would be the one that sabotages the crew.
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11:40PM on 02/10/2016
yep I'd be down for this. so the synopsis is their gonna be stalked by a killer android? Hopefully we see some aliens in this!
yep I'd be down for this. so the synopsis is their gonna be stalked by a killer android? Hopefully we see some aliens in this!
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11:22PM on 02/10/2016
Next up - Johnny Knoxville....
Seriously though, if they use McBride like Yaphett Koto in 'Alien', Bill Paxton in 'Alien', Danny Webb in 'Alien 3', Ron Pearlman in 'Alien Resurrection' and Idris Elba in 'Prometheus'.... then why not. Just don't cast him in a bland/straight role Then he'll stick out like a sore thumb.
Next up - Johnny Knoxville....
Seriously though, if they use McBride like Yaphett Koto in 'Alien', Bill Paxton in 'Alien', Danny Webb in 'Alien 3', Ron Pearlman in 'Alien Resurrection' and Idris Elba in 'Prometheus'.... then why not. Just don't cast him in a bland/straight role Then he'll stick out like a sore thumb.
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11:15PM on 02/10/2016
I'd love to see Danny in a serious role. I don't think I ever have. Hope they're not just casting him to be the comedy relief. The man's talented. I'd like him to showcase that with some seriousness. Unfortunately for Danny I think it's too late. I think in people's minds he's essentially been typecast. But hopefully he's so good in this that he earns some respect.
I'd love to see Danny in a serious role. I don't think I ever have. Hope they're not just casting him to be the comedy relief. The man's talented. I'd like him to showcase that with some seriousness. Unfortunately for Danny I think it's too late. I think in people's minds he's essentially been typecast. But hopefully he's so good in this that he earns some respect.
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10:33PM on 02/10/2016
Corporate Sleazebag?
Spaceship mechanic greasemonkey?
Scientist who loves black slime snakes?
Corporate Sleazebag?
Spaceship mechanic greasemonkey?
Scientist who loves black slime snakes?
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9:57PM on 02/10/2016
i'm thinking something along the lines of Paxton in Aliens........
i'm thinking something along the lines of Paxton in Aliens........
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11:49PM on 02/10/2016
Nobody can top that performance. I'm willing to be he is going to be a joke character. Hudson was a character that was losing his mind because he only had 4 weeks left in the Military and they got dropped into a situation without anyway to reason with the enemy. Danny McBride will just say stupid shit in order to get a laugh out of the audience.
Nobody can top that performance. I'm willing to be he is going to be a joke character. Hudson was a character that was losing his mind because he only had 4 weeks left in the Military and they got dropped into a situation without anyway to reason with the enemy. Danny McBride will just say stupid shit in order to get a laugh out of the audience.
9:01PM on 02/10/2016
I guess they want an idiot to play a role of an idiot in this movie. So much for it being all serious.
I guess they want an idiot to play a role of an idiot in this movie. So much for it being all serious.
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8:58PM on 02/10/2016
I think Danny can play a great serious role so I'm all for this.
I think Danny can play a great serious role so I'm all for this.
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8:55PM on 02/10/2016

Please no...

I don't dislike him but....c'mon
I don't dislike him but....c'mon
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8:51PM on 02/10/2016

Hmmmmm!

I'm going to keep an open mind on this casting rumour.
If Tom Hanks can go from comedic rolls to dramatic rolls, maybe Mcbride can do it too.
I'm going to keep an open mind on this casting rumour.
If Tom Hanks can go from comedic rolls to dramatic rolls, maybe Mcbride can do it too.
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12:24PM on 02/11/2016
Tom Tanks wasn't annoying
Tom Tanks wasn't annoying
8:45PM on 02/10/2016
Why not get a talking cartoon dog too?
Why not get a talking cartoon dog too?
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8:45PM on 02/10/2016
This would be great if he were to sign on.
This would be great if he were to sign on.
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