It seems that Danny McBride is looking to add a bit of variety to his movie roles, as the usually comedic actor is apparently in early negotiations to star alongside Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant.
Exactly who he’ll be playing is unknown, but since we’re going to be introduced to a brand new starship crew in the film, there’s a pretty good chance his character will be among them. Has he been added for comic relief, or will we see a more serious side to the Eastbound And Down star? Time will tell.
Fassbender returns in Alien: Covenant as the android from Prometheus, David, while Katherine Waterson will play the captain of the colony ship Covenant, which travels to a paradise planet that turns out to be a hellish world inhabited by David – and we’re guessing one or two Xenomorph types, too. Aside from them and McBride, though, no other actors have been confirmed.
What we do know, however, is that Noomi Rapace is definitely not making a return for the sequel, and that Scott is hoping to go “hard R” with the film, which is set 10 years after the events of Prometheus.
Alien: Covenant is currently slated for release on October 6th, 2017, but with production heating up, expect to hear more casting news in the very near future.
Source: The Wrap