Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw to get Minor Role

Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw excluded from the Sci-Fi film, “Alien: Covenant”?  That’s the question many were left wondering when the latest news circulated on “Alien: Covenant”, the next installment to the “Alien” franchise.  Actor Michael Fassbender is confirmed to reprise his role as the android David,  this according to a recently distributed press release issued by 20th Century Fox. However, the press release failed to mention actress Noomi Rapace and there wasn’t any indication if she’ll reprising her role of Elizabeth Shaw. Here’s an excerpt to the official “Alien: Covenant” press release:

“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 it actually turns out to be a dark, dangerous world. And the sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.”

To quell inquiries “Alien: Covenant” director,  Ridley Scott issued a statement on Noomi Rapace’s involvement in the film.  He stated that although audiences will know what happened to the fictional character Elizabeth Shaw, her role however will be minimal. Therefore, Noomi Rapace will have only but a cameo in the film, “Alien: Covenant”. Furthermore, rumors are circulating that Ridley Scott is considering actress Rebecca Ferguson for a role in “Alien: Covenant”. Perhaps there is some truth to this this rumor and is somehow related to Noomi Rapace’s downgrade. are we to see another strong female lead, someone to fill the description of:

“a peach of a major female role.”

The above quote is based according to a draft script for the film,  “Alien: Covenant” (previously titled: “Alien: Paradise Lost”).  Writers collaboratively working on the script are; Jack Paglen, Michael Green and John Logan. The story to “Alien: Covenant” will begin after the events to the film “Prometheus” which is a prequel to the 1979 classic “Alien”. Also expect to see a new expanding franchise within the “Alien” universe (pun intended) as Ridley Scott himself has confirmed that he has plans for several more installments. He is quoted in saying:

…When that’s finished there’ll be another one and then another one which will gradually drive into the back entrance of the film in 1979. So in other words, why was this space jockey there and why did he have an Alien inside him? And those questions will be answered.”

Sources:

  • Indiewire.com
  • Movieweb.com

 

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