He looks like David. But he’s not David.
Michael Fassbender will be reprising the role of Prometheus android David in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, but he’s also playing a brand new android named Walter. From what we understand, Walter is a bit less human than the blonde-haired David, and it looks like we’re about to learn more about him. A new teaser clip suggests we’ll #MeetWalter on March 10.
While we wait, check out the aforementioned tease below.
Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Jobs, The Babysitters) 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.
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
Ridley Scott had previously promised to answer questions that left Prometheus viewers confused: “Covenant is really going to show you who did it and why.”
Alien: Covenant takes off for Paradise on May 19, 2017.