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Alien: Covenant Adds Four More to Cast!

Alien: Covenant Adds Four More To Cast! Following on from this week’s earlier announcement that Demian Bichir was joining the cast of Alien: Covenant, Deadline is now reporting that an additional four have been added to the cast of Sir Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus sequel:.

“Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant is in the process of rounding out it main cast ahead of production, which is now being eyed to start next month. Jussie Smolett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez have signed on to a cast that already features Micahel Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demian Bichir and Danny McBride.

Alien: Covenant Adds Four More To Cast! From left to right: Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smolett and Callie Hernandez Alien: Covenant Adds Four More to Cast!

Alien: Covenant Adds Four More To Cast! From left to right: Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smolett and Callie Hernandez

Smolett plays Jamal Lyon on Fox’s hit primetime soap Empire which is in the middle of its second season. He’s repped by CAA and Vince Cirrincione and Associates.

Seimetz (Upstream Color) is co-creator of Starz’s upcoming The Girlfriend Experience and wrote and directed half of the episodes in Season 1 in addition to her supporting role. She’s repped by WME and One Entertainment.

Ejogo played Coretta Scott King in last year’s Oscar Best Picture nominated Selma and is up next in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. She’s repped by ICM Partners.

Hernandez (Machete Kills) recently wrapped shooting Damien Chazelle’s La La Land at Lionsgate opposite Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. She is repped by CAA and Management 360.”

As with Demian Bichir’s announcement there are no character names or details available yet but keep watching this space!



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Comments: 42
  1. Infected
    You know what, i hope the movie will have a duration of lets say 6 hours.
    Why not? wouldnt that be the biggest trip ever, make a space journey mystery movie that rolls for like 6 hours.
    I heard the Phantom Menace cut was 6 hours and some who saw it said it was mind boggling.
    Anyway way why hold on to the simple 2 hour plus duration.
    If you are going to make a good movie just go all the way and break some rules.
    Prometheus is also 2 hours but when i watch it i dont feel like ive watched a two hour movie.



    @tmjhur

    Yeah same exact point with Pearce , yeah and what ever happened with those cool memorable death scenes like in Indiana jones with the nazi's.
    I wanna see people get hurt and get punished for their bad greedy behaviour.
  2. Enoch
    We are probably going to find out the names of other actors in Covenant afther the Oscar
    if there is any more actors in Covenant... ;D

    My personal thought is that they are keeping one or two big names to announce...
    Just a presumption, but there is certanly place for a few more
    actors, its a colony ship after all... :D

    I would like to see Tom Hardy...
    What about you?
  3. hfeldhaus
    The casting has been pretty great. Billy Cudrup is a great actor, these announcements have got me hyped. The only thing that is keeping me on the ground is the script. I'm really worried about it.
  4. Enoch
    Covenant could be just great, and I think that's going to be the case... ::)

    I personally never considered Prometheus a failure, but a mere drop in some aspects of writing and character development (other problems: too much ambiguity, and lack of psychological horror). No one can really say that main ideas in that movie were bad, on the contrary, ideas and motif (mythological, religious and philosophical) were great.. and so I hope that Ridley is going to fix mistakes from Prometheus (characters, story development and too much ambiguity) and give us a great story about Engineers, humans, androids and xenos... and maybe someone new.. :-*

    If he fail to deliver a satisfying movie, then we can say goodbye to this franchise and to two other planed sequels (in fact prequels to Alien)...and that fact was surley in the minds of Ridley's and others from Fox... They know what this movie must be and what it doesnt... I myself would consider Covenant a failiure if they disregard all the story they told in Prometheus... This movie must in some extent explain the story of Engineers and explain major questions from Alien and Prometheus (not all, because mystery is essential): What part will humans and David play in Xeno and Engineer story, why they want to destroy humans, who created xeno and why, space jockey... I dont want  full answers, but movie need to show us something that will lead us to some answers. They also need more psychological horror, mystery, great questions and a few answers (few big hints will sufice)... Prometheus failed there, because that movie just imposed number of questions without any concrete answers... 
     
    I m very optimistic about this one...

    P.S. I'm satisfied with cast choices...
  5. T Dog
    Yep four obvious kids for the grinder,
    they probably roughly fit the discription of the characters in the story board so i think thats why they just pop up all four.
    None of them look like they can tell a good story or make a difference (with all respect to them as actors)
    but they sure will do fine by getting picked off like cookies in the jar.


    I'm hoping he doesn't get the Patrick Wilson role of Prometheus. What a waste of great talent.

    That was bizarre. The whole way through I kept waiting for him to show up in more flashbacks, but then he never did.
    I think that dream sequence is the most horrible visuals and acting (the kid) I've ever seen in a Ridley Scott movie.
    It was bizarre casting indeed. There were a lot of very very questionable choices made in Prometheus......who the hell knows what was really going on. Maybe it was an entire movie of Ridley ideas such as the golden idea in the original Alien of "the alien kills Ripley and then talks in her voice" ending.
    While you are saying that it comes to my mind it looked like they already casted and contracted the Patrick Wilson guy,
    and with Lindelof at it and Ridley its like they both had a separate story and they made one together and mashed it all up in the end because the studio needed an answer and a direction because time was running out,
    Well yeah, if you want more evidence of how unfinished their scripting work was just look at the casting of Guy Pearce as a 90-100 year old man. They had planned on dream sequences with him being young but that got cut and then they were contracted into having him in the movie.....another great actor wasted. You think they would have scrambled to have a scene where the Engineer actually reverse ages him and then turns him to mush! Like the opposite of the ending of The Last Crusade!
  6. Infected
    Yep four obvious kids for the grinder,
    they probably roughly fit the discription of the characters in the story board so i think thats why they just pop up all four.
    None of them look like they can tell a good story or make a difference (with all respect to them as actors)
    but they sure will do fine by getting picked off like cookies in the jar.


    I'm hoping he doesn't get the Patrick Wilson role of Prometheus. What a waste of great talent.

    That was bizarre. The whole way through I kept waiting for him to show up in more flashbacks, but then he never did.
    I think that dream sequence is the most horrible visuals and acting (the kid) I've ever seen in a Ridley Scott movie.
    It was bizarre casting indeed. There were a lot of very very questionable choices made in Prometheus......who the hell knows what was really going on. Maybe it was an entire movie of Ridley ideas such as the golden idea in the original Alien of "the alien kills Ripley and then talks in her voice" ending.
    While you are saying that it comes to my mind it looked like they already casted and contracted the Patrick Wilson guy,
    and with Lindelof at it and Ridley its like they both had a separate story and they made one together and mashed it all up in the end because the studio needed an answer and a direction because time was running out,
    and therefor we got so many different shit in Prometheus and different cuts,
    like the cargo bay part with Fifield, one with Rapace in it and one without her.
    Then the ending they just easily took out Vickers in the most lame possible way ever, then the engineer shots,
    the talking of the engineer to Weyland, the engineer falling victim to the squid, with a burned face and without a burned face.
    i think they both had so much material and both thought "mine is better" that they had a little argument over it,
    oh yeah and something about Spaihts ;)
    But Prometheus is the baby who looks so beautiful and is so entertaining but during its lifespan it gets addicted to drugs and loses its potential.
    Because lets face it Prometheus could be soooooo much more after all these years.
  7. T Dog
    I'm hoping he doesn't get the Patrick Wilson role of Prometheus. What a waste of great talent.

    That was bizarre. The whole way through I kept waiting for him to show up in more flashbacks, but then he never did.
    I think that dream sequence is the most horrible visuals and acting (the kid) I've ever seen in a Ridley Scott movie.
    It was bizarre casting indeed. There were a lot of very very questionable choices made in Prometheus......who the hell knows what was really going on. Maybe it was an entire movie of Ridley ideas such as the golden idea in the original Alien of "the alien kills Ripley and then talks in her voice" ending.
  8. Corporal Hicks
    I loved Watchman so much and Dr Manhattan is one of my favourite powered people in graphic and film format!

    Glad I'm not the only one who liked Watchmen, no one else I know seemed to enjoy it. I thought it was amazing.

    It is quite easily one of my favourite films! I didn't like it the first time I saw it but then I read the graphic novel some many years later and rewatched the film and just fell in love with it.
  9. SpeedyMaxx
    Jussie Smollett stars on Empire, one of the biggest shows in the U.S. He's not a no-name. Amy Seimetz does a shit-ton of arthouse work, including You're Next. And Carmen Ejogo played Coretta Scott King in Selma.

    They're not unknowns, they're just not mega-stars. Same as most of the original series cast, or Rafe Spall, Noomi Rapace, Benedict Wong, Logan Marshall-Green, etc.
  10. whiterabbit
    f**k that. Fox is investing in a trilogy here. They either have to put down or shut up. No less than 150M for this film. This isn't a Prometheus movie anymore; it's ALIEN.

    At least that is what I choose to believe. :P
  11. Gazz
    But Alien: Covenant does have something that Prometheus didn't, and that's the ALIEN moniker. It's a franchise title with worldwide recognition and that'll buy them a few more bums in seats. With the R Rating, I expect a budget somewhere between The Martian ($108) and Prometheus ($130).
  12. david8
    Interesting choices, all up an interesting bunch, as someone already mentioned they are not big names which will prove to be non-distracting. Amy Seimetz was great in Upstream Colour; a very talented actress.

    Mace-in-the-bum, calm your tits.
  13. T Dog
    Well maybe the budget is a bit more modest in order to secure that Hard R. And in order to do that the money has to be funneled into C list actors (not a comment on their abilities).
    I know McBride, Waterson and Fassbender, none of the others.

    Could be. What was Deadpool's budget? Around $60 million or so?

    I've seen a $150 million figure bandied about for Alien: Covenant but with no traceable source so I don't even know if it's even a reliable estimate.
    I'm not sure what the budget is. Prometheus was 130mil and they definitely wanted a PG-13 for that. Ridley being the businessman he is has probably taken a smaller budget in order to deliver an R. He's also a bloody master at green screen work so he can do a lot in studio without needing to go out to locations and do it in such a way the audience doesn't bat an eyelid.
  14. Astronoë
    At first I thought one of them was Michelle Rodriguez, and then I thought about her in the movie resident evil, kick-ass character

    https://45.media.tumblr.com/106b1185a8a3d8fec9812ec488637402/tumblr_meow83LWXA1r3bcgho2_250.gif

    omg lazerz r ewul


    Doesn't the predator haf an advantage with his laser gun? Seals xenomorph wounds, no acid spill, shouldn't the silly humans do that as well?...but I suppose projectile weapons never go out of style for some reason...
  15. The Eighth Passenger
    Well maybe the budget is a bit more modest in order to secure that Hard R. And in order to do that the money has to be funneled into C list actors (not a comment on their abilities).
    I know McBride, Waterson and Fassbender, none of the others.

    Could be. What was Deadpool's budget? Around $60 million or so?

    I've seen a $150 million figure bandied about for Alien: Covenant but with no traceable source so I don't even know if it's even a reliable estimate.
  16. T Dog
    Yeah me too. Bit surprising given Scott's recent Mohammad so-and-so comment about Hollywood's reluctance to cast unknown lead actors in big budget films.

    Though I suspect they'll probably drop in a big name or two yet.
    Well maybe the budget is a bit more modest in order to secure that Hard R. And in order to do that the money has to be funneled into C list actors (not a comment on their abilities).
    I know McBride, Waterson and Fassbender, none of the others.
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