Michael Fassbender plays two androids in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Not only does he reprise his Prometheus role as the power hungry David, but he joins the Covenant crew as Walter. We know this is Walter because of the damage on his face, which is apparently a cue for the audience to tell the difference when they come face-to-face later in the film, in theaters May 19th.
Fox had previously released this excellent viral video that shows the assembly of Walter. From the below video you can see that the look of the new synthetic remains in tone with previous editions, yet vast improvements have been implemented across its processing core. Higher levels of human interaction, vast array of skills and knowledge, deeper understanding of human empathy and personality levels that will make you come to question if he isn’t, in fact, human.
Katherine Waterston stars with Michael Fassbender returning as Prometheus‘ android David (and Walter), with a crew that includes Demian Bichir and Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down”), as well as Alex England (Gods of Egypt), Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz (A Horrible Way to Die, “The Killing”), Jussie Smollett (“Empire”), Carmen Ejogo, and Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills). James Franco also has a role, which was confirmed in this short film.
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 takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.