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Noomi Rapace joins the cast of Alien: Covenant after all

06.20.2016

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Once the sequel to PROMETHEUS got rolling, it was reported that both Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender would be back to reprise their roles. Although Fassbender has indeed returned for ALIEN: COVENANT, Ridley Scott himself later said that Noomi Rapace wouldn't be involved. Although it was a shame that we wouldn't get to see what happened to Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, we could only assume that Ridley had his reasons. Flash forward to the present and it appears that those reasons have changed as Deadline is reporting that Noomi Rapace will be back for ALIEN: COVENANT after all.

Production on ALIEN: COVENANT has been underway for several weeks in Australia and Deadline's sources say that Noomi Rapace will be on set for "weeks worth of scenes" in the film. Whether her inclusion in ALIEN: COVENANT is a last-minute addition or was something which was planned all along isn't certain at this time, but I suspect that some of those scenes will see Dr. Shaw reunited with Michael Fassbender's David, or at least his head.

A synopsis for ALIEN: COVENANT:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. 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 will hit theaters on August 4, 2017.

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Source: Deadline

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9:22AM on 06/21/2016

As others wrote...

She'll probably be here for a cameo.
A flashback of her death (at the hands of David ?), a recorded message hidden by David, that the heroes find, explaining what REALLY happened before and that they should NOT trust David... This kind of things.
Still, Covenant might takes place decades after Prometheus, so she might have died of old age, who knows...
She'll probably be here for a cameo.
A flashback of her death (at the hands of David ?), a recorded message hidden by David, that the heroes find, explaining what REALLY happened before and that they should NOT trust David... This kind of things.
Still, Covenant might takes place decades after Prometheus, so she might have died of old age, who knows...
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8:33AM on 06/21/2016
Cool that she's involved. I kind of expected her to be referenced at some point and David would have her desiccated corpse sitting around the place somewhere. I'm actually genuinely interested to see where this sequel goes. I enjoyed Prometheus despite certain elements and think this branch of the Alien universe still has real potential.
Cool that she's involved. I kind of expected her to be referenced at some point and David would have her desiccated corpse sitting around the place somewhere. I'm actually genuinely interested to see where this sequel goes. I enjoyed Prometheus despite certain elements and think this branch of the Alien universe still has real potential.
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11:39PM on 06/20/2016
flashbacks?
i'm curious to find out what happens/happened to her.
flashbacks?
i'm curious to find out what happens/happened to her.
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10:10PM on 06/20/2016
I'm glad because I was curious to know what happened to her. Of course, it could only be a minor role (like she left behind a recorded message for the new crew to find) but I like the idea of including her to give her character some proper closure.
I'm glad because I was curious to know what happened to her. Of course, it could only be a minor role (like she left behind a recorded message for the new crew to find) but I like the idea of including her to give her character some proper closure.
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7:54PM on 06/20/2016
She is the most bland actress... wish she'd stay oUT of it. She ruined Holmes 2 and Dead Man Down for me...
She is the most bland actress... wish she'd stay oUT of it. She ruined Holmes 2 and Dead Man Down for me...
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7:17PM on 06/20/2016

lol her casting confirms Lindeloff has nothing to do with this

why? lol cuz we will get answers to what happens to Shaw. If Lind had written this, there'd be some contrived mystery as to why shes not around.
why? lol cuz we will get answers to what happens to Shaw. If Lind had written this, there'd be some contrived mystery as to why shes not around.
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11:25PM on 06/20/2016
Yeah, that's pretty spot on.
Yeah, that's pretty spot on.
9:03AM on 06/21/2016
And the answer to said mystery is "she's just not here right now. And that can be left up to the audience to interpret why"
And the answer to said mystery is "she's just not here right now. And that can be left up to the audience to interpret why"
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