In somewhat stranger news today, James Franco has been cast in the upcoming Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant. His role is not to be a large one, so Franco haters can calm down, but he will be appearing in upcoming marketing material for the film. Over at AvP Galaxy they have said: “Franco’s appearance in Alien: Covenant will only be brief, though. He appears in the first ten minutes or so of the film with later small appearances.”
Franco will be playing the role of Daniels’ (Katherine Waterston – Inherent Vice, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) husband and the captain of the Covenant spacecraft. He joins the cast that already includes Demian Bichir, Danny McBride, Amy Seimetz, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo. Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Callie Hernandez.
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 (Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Alien Covenant now has an earlier release date set for 19th May 2017.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)