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Noomi Rapace Will Appear in Alien: Covenant!

Noomi Rapace will appear In Alien: Covenant! While her character made it off of LV-223 alive, Noomi Rapace’s involvement in the sequel has been unknown. That is no longer! According to this latest update from Deadline, Noomi is in Australia and about to film!

“Sources say Rapace is in Australia and on the set to shoot weeks worth of scenes in Scott’s film, which brings back Fassbender’s robot character and has a cast that includes Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and Demian Bichir. Info is on lockdown, so we’ll have to wait for the film to be released August 4, 2017, by Fox to see how it all worked out.”

Noomi Rapace will appear In Alien: Covenant according to Deadline who are reporting that she is in Australia to shoot. Noomi Rapace Will Appear in Alien: Covenant!

Noomi Rapace will appear In Alien: Covenant according to Deadline who are reporting that she is in Australia to shoot.

Despite previous comments from Ridley Scott that Noomi Rapace would appear in Alien: Covenant “briefly”, Elizabeth Shaw was absent from the synopsis that was released when the film was announced. The only news regarding from Shaw’s involvement came when Ridley Scott spoke to the Daily Mail and told them that Noomi Rapace would not be in the film.

Ever since that news, fans have been speculating as to what has happened to Shaw between the films that would lead to her not appearing in the film. While Deadline don’t go into the specifics of her involvement, it would appear the character has not been forgotten and Shaw and Noomi will be making an appearance. Thanks to Gazz, Foster and Andy Chan for the news.



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  1. whiterabbit
    It's has only begun, huh. Yea you're probably right. I can already see the public campaign against social media beginning as well. Social media will become just another was against addiction.
  2. whiterabbit
    The entire thumbs up and down thing is utter nonsense. Facebook isn't going to last much longer but while it's here it is f**king everything up. :P Facebook will be long remember as the fad that destroyed generations. Or so our google overlords will continuously remind us of.
  3. Corporal Hicks
    Facebook is taking over. That is the internet for a lot of people. The source of their everything. It's so easy to just click Like on a page. I didn't really get it myself but that seems to be the case.
  4. Mr. Clemens
    Understood. I'm just genuinely surprised that the casual fans prefer following you on social media rather than visiting the site. I'd have thought it would be the exact opposite. When I want to 'casually' learn about something, I just go search it out, rather than getting myself subscribed to what could potentially be an endless stream of spam about that one thing that I was casually curious about one day.

    Anyway, I'm just surprised. People are funny.  :)
  5. Corporal Hicks
    This site has and always will be reporting on spoilers and all relevant information. In our experience, the majority of people who come directly here are the more hardcore fans who are after that information. Because of the more casual fans who follow on social media, we've implemented vaguer titles and generic pictures on there (much to my dismay as they sound disgustingly clickbaity - Familiar Actor To Return to Alien: Covenant - that kinda of thing). The news box on the top right of the forum also uses those vaguer titles due to complaints so you can come directly in if you still want to join in the discussions.

    That's all the provisions we'll be taking though.
  6. Mr. Clemens
    I'd ask for some consideration on your part, but I'm guessing an overwhelming amount of fans that come here probably want to know it all within seconds of entering a website, which is fun too because they can discuss it. But I don't think you need to blatantly whip it all out there. They've already come to the site.

    You already have their attention.

    The Corporal and Darkness have already made provision for hiding potentially spoilery news on AVPG's social media accounts as well as on the news feed on the top of this page. They are hardly "blatantly whipping it out there" anymore.

    I confess I find that part a bit backward-thinking. The people who don't want to be spoiled are certainly not following this site on social media (at least I ain't). They are, however, more likely to drop in to the site to see what's new.

    But I know the mods' minds are made up on that point; just wanted to say my bit.
  7. The Eighth Passenger
    I'd ask for some consideration on your part, but I'm guessing an overwhelming amount of fans that come here probably want to know it all within seconds of entering a website, which is fun too because they can discuss it. But I don't think you need to blatantly whip it all out there. They've already come to the site.

    You already have their attention.

    The Corporal and Darkness have already made provision for hiding potentially spoilery news on AVPG's social media accounts as well as on the news feed on the top of this page. They are hardly "blatantly whipping it out there" anymore.

  8. Done
    I could say this website has potentially ruined my movie-going experience as far as the alien franchise, but I suppose it's just the way the world is going. Knowing the entire movie before it comes out, showing the entire movie in the trailer, etc. And that's fine, those are things the viewer can control. Coming to a beloved AvP site, and seeing spoilers posted on the front page? I guess it's my choice not to come here also.

    I'd ask for some consideration on your part, but I'm guessing an overwhelming amount of fans that come here probably want to know it all within seconds of entering a website, which is fun too because they can discuss it. But I don't think you need to blatantly whip it all out there. They've already come to the site.

    You already have their attention.
  9. Ash 937
    I rewatched Prometheus yesterday, and I think she's really good in it.  Particularly the surgery scene.

    Are you high? What acting? She gets her stomach cut open by a robot, then minutes later is running around, jumping, bending, winching/carrying an android body around, etc. When I saw that, I was thinking, "Well that's bullshit."
    I rewatched Prometheus yesterday, and I think she's really good in it.  Particularly the surgery scene.

    Are you high? What acting? She gets her stomach cut open by a robot, then minutes later is running around, jumping, bending, winching/carrying an android body around, etc. When I saw that, I was thinking, "Well that's bullshit."

    I blame that on bad writing and Ridley Scott, not Rapace.  One of the things that made Alien great was that its technology made sense to the audience.  Nothing was really unbelievable in that film (from the Nostromo to the space suits to the weaponry).  In Prometheus we were asked to suspend our disbelief for a lot things.  That medical machine was a pretty significant plot point in the film so it should have been explained better.

    I think Rapace did well given the limitations of the dialogue that was written for her character in Prometheus. 
  10. mace-in-the-face
    I rewatched Prometheus yesterday, and I think she's really good in it.  Particularly the surgery scene.

    Are you high? What acting? She gets her stomach cut open by a robot, then minutes later is running around, jumping, bending, winching/carrying an android body around, etc. When I saw that, I was thinking, "Well that's bullshit."

    It is a bit of a stretch but i'm sure future medical technology can explain that away, like repairing muscle tissues and removing pain almost completely.

    Oh yeah, totally. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machina

  11. 426Buddy
    I rewatched Prometheus yesterday, and I think she's really good in it.  Particularly the surgery scene.

    Are you high? What acting? She gets her stomach cut open by a robot, then minutes later is running around, jumping, bending, winching/carrying an android body around, etc. When I saw that, I was thinking, "Well that's bullshit."

    It is a bit of a stretch but i'm sure future medical technology can explain that away, like repairing muscle tissues and removing pain almost completely.
  12. motherfather
    That the Character of Shaw is in it, that's OK (as opposed to chopping and changing characters left right and center so there's no continuity between franchise films). But I expect Noomi to really bring more to the role this time around - by default, and also additionally due to her being hardened by the events of Prometheus. We've seen more emotional responses and excitement from REAL scientists during the Pluto/Philae missions than we have from Prometheus' scientific crew.

    For me, Shaw's off-screen assumed pushiness/ambition to get to where she was - onboard the Prometheus - didn't seem to match with the often times wallflower persona. Even if she was playing the straight man cool/clinical scientist a la Dana Scully with a crisis of faith vs science twist, Gillian Anderson "gave" more presence on-screen in her debut scenes . And that was for a TV show, not the big screen.

    Anyway, I wonder what her role will be. I really hope its written well this time.
  13. Corporal Hicks
    I think the news went public when I mentioned pic... What?? You don't think he reads this site.  :laugh:


    I'll bet money Damon Lindelof and Neil Blomkamp, and plenty of people on the sets of these films are plenty aware of websites devoted to fans like this one. Especially imdb. I'm on sets all the time. People are constantly talking about or looking at imdb for some shit.
    I dunno how much they are taking into consideration and I doubt Ridley Scott gives a damn about something like this, but don't sell sites like this short.
    Fans of films, make films.
    I was having an in depth conversation with Douglas Smith a few months ago and he brought up imdb. This is a guy who has won Oscars for Visual Effects and has worked with everyone from Cameron to George Lucas. Its a small world. I know I'm a huge tool for name-dropping like that but for real... Fans matter.

    Oh definitely. I know that several of the folk working on Prometheus used to frequent here when that was in production. It's why we got C&Ded so fast with the leaked pictures last time around. I can't attest to that now but I know some of the concept artists are very aware of us.
  14. windebieste
    I think the news went public when I mentioned pic... What?? You don't think he reads this site.  :laugh:


    I'll bet money Damon Lindelof and Neil Blomkamp, and plenty of people on the sets of these films are plenty aware of websites devoted to fans like this one. Especially imdb. I'm on sets all the time. People are constantly talking about or looking at imdb for some shit.
    I dunno how much they are taking into consideration and I doubt Ridley Scott gives a damn about something like this, but don't sell sites like this short.
    Fans of films, make films.
    I was having an in depth conversation with Douglas Smith a few months ago and he brought up imdb. This is a guy who has won Oscars for Visual Effects and has worked with everyone from Cameron to George Lucas. Its a small world. I know I'm a huge tool for name-dropping like that but for real... Fans matter.

      8)

    8)

    Can't argue with that.

    -Windebieste.
  15. Himmelblau
    I think the news went public when I mentioned pic... What?? You don't think he reads this site.  :laugh:


    I'll bet money Damon Lindelof and Neil Blomkamp, and plenty of people on the sets of these films are plenty aware of websites devoted to fans like this one. Especially imdb. I'm on sets all the time. People are constantly talking about or looking at imdb for some shit.
    I dunno how much they are taking into consideration and I doubt Ridley Scott gives a damn about something like this, but don't sell sites like this short.
    Fans of films, make films.
    I was having an in depth conversation with Douglas Smith a few months ago and he brought up imdb. This is a guy who has won Oscars for Visual Effects and has worked with everyone from Cameron to George Lucas. Its a small world. I know I'm a huge tool for name-dropping like that but for real... Fans matter.

      8)
  16. CainsSon
    I think the news went public when I mentioned pic... What?? You don't think he reads this site.  :laugh:


    I'll bet money Damon Lindelof and Neil Blomkamp, and plenty of people on the sets of these films are plenty aware of websites devoted to fans like this one. Especially imdb. I'm on sets all the time. People are constantly talking about or looking at imdb for some shit.
    I dunno how much they are taking into consideration and I doubt Ridley Scott gives a damn about something like this, but don't sell sites like this short.
    Fans of films, make films.
    I was having an in depth conversation with Douglas Smith a few months ago and he brought up imdb. This is a guy who has won Oscars for Visual Effects and has worked with everyone from Cameron to George Lucas. Its a small world. I know I'm a huge tool for name-dropping like that but for real... Fans matter.
  17. lv_226
    I'm glad that she is included in this film -- regardless of official capacity.It would not have sat well with myself, and I am sure with others, had she been merely 'killed off screen'. Her character needs a proper send off (if they go that route) or inclusion ala Skywalker in TFA (if they choose to have her play a much larger role later on). I can't help but wonder just how David is going to get his head back on and what she, if anything, has to do with it (I can't imagine it going any other way to be honest unless David is somehow able to command his body to move -- which sounds ludicrous just as I type this). I am wondering if the Prometheus David is going to go the route that the Fire and Stone novels did (at least the Prometheus ones) with the synthetic (his name eludes me) and have him absorb the goo and have him transform into... IDK... a creature of some sort (I'm thinking an Alien type creature because of the whole "bio-mechanics" thing). 
  18. CainsSon
    Ehem! I believe this topic should be moved to my EARLIER TOPIC: 'NOOMI RAPACE ISN'T WORKING ON ANYTHING ELSE RIGHT NOW..' or whatever I called it.  ::)

    I told you that was her in pic.

    Yes I'm ready to receive your various gifts,and offerings you may begin. 8)

    Ehem!! I believe I speculated with an ENTIRE TOPIC titled some shit like 'NOOMI RAPACE UP TO NOTHING ELSE AT THE MOMENT BUT SHE ISN'T FILMING ANYTHING AND IS PROBABLY ON SET SHOOTING ALIEN:COVENANT AND THEY DON'T WANT US TO KNOW FOR REASONS' or whatever I may have titled it. I believe I suggested in there somewhere that she was MIA for a reason, perhaps. 

    In all seriousness though, they wanted this to be incognito, so maybe there IS something to her inclusion we dont yet understand... Some kinda character reveal we speculated about.

    I know i'm only fooling around. ;)

    Im only joking too!
  19. Infected
    Maybe she is filming flashbacks.
    Because when she jumped in the engineers ship and flew away, she made a big gap between the Prometheus incident rock (i forgot the LV number) 
    And to catch up with that, the Covenant ship must be years away imo.
    But im very curious on what they are gonna portrait.
  20. Corporal Hicks
    It's the kind of thing you'd guarantee would be in the trailers. I think that it's likely we'll be mainly seeing her interact with the old David. Judging from all the recent photos of him, not sporting the blond hair, makes me think they haven't filmed Prometheus' David just yet and with filming coming to an end in the next month or so I think it's likely that's the case.
  21. Kronnang_Dunn
    Damnit... Does anybody here has even realized that her sudden appearance was going to be the "big surprise" or main "twist" of the film? I feel like I have been badly spoiled with the news... :-  >:(  >:(
  22. SuicideDoors
    I think we're all confused as to what her capacity might be, especially when the synopsis states David is "the sole inhabitant" of the planet the Covenant is shuttling too. Surely she can't be a main player with "weeks worth of scenes". Maybe she'll play a role similar to that of Matt Damon's part in Interstellar. I just hope it's not a significant part, she was pretty duff in Prometheus and I think any way this film can free itself of the shackles of Prometheus, the better.

    God what disappointing news. Some people are acting like it was as painful as losing Hicks from Alien 3. If we saw bloody savaged remnants of her weyland bodysuit that would have been sufficient.
  23. Xenoscream
    As long as they don't start doing "year of our lord" religious BS I'll be fine. Her character was annoying for me, I mean she wasn't the worst but honestly apart from David was there even one fully fleshed out decent character in the whole film?

    I hope they limit her role, I don't want to see her go flying around in engineer ships or using their technology etc.
  24. Himmelblau
    Ehem! I believe this topic should be moved to my EARLIER TOPIC: 'NOOMI RAPACE ISN'T WORKING ON ANYTHING ELSE RIGHT NOW..' or whatever I called it.  ::)

    I told you that was her in pic.

    Yes I'm ready to receive your various gifts,and offerings you may begin. 8)

    Ehem!! I believe I speculated with an ENTIRE TOPIC titled some shit like 'NOOMI RAPACE UP TO NOTHING ELSE AT THE MOMENT BUT SHE ISN'T FILMING ANYTHING AND IS PROBABLY ON SET SHOOTING ALIEN:COVENANT AND THEY DON'T WANT US TO KNOW FOR REASONS' or whatever I may have titled it. I believe I suggested in there somewhere that she was MIA for a reason, perhaps. 

    In all seriousness though, they wanted this to be incognito, so maybe there IS something to her inclusion we dont yet understand... Some kinda character reveal we speculated about.

    I know i'm only fooling around. ;)
  25. Corporal Hicks
    She has been on set for weeks apparently.

    It doesn't read to me like it says she's already been down there, just that she does have some weeks of shooting to do. I'm curious as to how much work she'll be doing!

    Bad news: if they're rewriting this film while they're filming it, after all these years of writing, we're in big trouble.

    Not sure where you're getting that feeling from? Doesn't seem to be what it's saying.

    ...now just waiting for this News confirmation from Official Sources, that is, 20th Century Fox.

    Deadline are generally on point when it comes to this kind of news. I think they're where the majority of the casting news for Covenant came from.

    Can't say I was a massive fan of the character but I think I would have been more annoyed if she was ignored wholesale and there was no closure to her. I'm really curious to see what they come up with!
  26. CainsSon
    Ehem! I believe this topic should be moved to my EARLIER TOPIC: 'NOOMI RAPACE ISN'T WORKING ON ANYTHING ELSE RIGHT NOW..' or whatever I called it.  ::)

    I told you that was her in pic.

    Yes I'm ready to receive your various gifts,and offerings you may begin. 8)

    Ehem!! I believe I speculated with an ENTIRE TOPIC titled some shit like 'NOOMI RAPACE UP TO NOTHING ELSE AT THE MOMENT BUT SHE ISN'T FILMING ANYTHING AND IS PROBABLY ON SET SHOOTING ALIEN:COVENANT AND THEY DON'T WANT US TO KNOW FOR REASONS' or whatever I may have titled it. I believe I suggested in there somewhere that she was MIA for a reason, perhaps. 

    In all seriousness though, they wanted this to be incognito, so maybe there IS something to her inclusion we dont yet understand... Some kinda character reveal we speculated about.
  27. windebieste
    Well, let's hope she's actually in it, huh.  Would love to see this News verified before I get too excited about Da Noomz appearing in 'ALIEN: Covenant'.  Would hate to see this become just one more redacted piece of info.  Certainly not the first time it's happened. 

    Some verification, plz, Mr. Fox.

    -Windebieste.
  28. mace-in-the-face
    Pretty sick of Ridley Scott's flip-flopping bullshit. Of course she's going to be in it, Alien Covenant wouldn't be a copy of Prometheus without her. Her appearance is probably going to be some stupid bullshit like video diary recordings or something.

    Why is it that I have a general idea of exactly how this movie is going to play out?
  29. windebieste
    Other than that, Shaw looked rather plain to me, comparing to Vickers... I wish there was a way to bring back Theron.

    In an interview prior to 'Prometheus' release regarding the presence of any androids in the movie, Scott is on record stating "There may be two."    Mind you, Scott has been known to say a lot of things that didn't exactly pan out. 

    Either way, Vickers may yet re-appear at some point in the upcoming trilogy.  I don't know what Theron is working on at the moment.  Maybe she's in Sydney right now...  Even if she isn't, Android Vickers may yet make an appearance in one of the upcoming movies...

    At this stage, anything can happen and even official word from Fox should be treated as open ended right now... 

    -Windebieste.

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