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AvPGalaxy Exclusive: James Franco To Appear in Alien: Covenant!

He may have escaped fighting the Predator, but James Franco hasn’t been able to avoid the Alien! Alien vs. Predator Galaxy can exclusively reveal that James Franco will be making an appearance in Alien: Covenant.

We reported back in July that his agency was pushing hard for James Franco to be cast as McKenna, the lead role in The Predator. Franco apparently passed on that role to appear in a different science fiction film called Kin. That hasn’t stopped Franco from appearing alongside his long-time collaborator, Danny McBride, as a member of the crew of the Covenant though!

James Franco will be appearing in Alien: Covenant as Branson, the captain of the Covenant. AvPGalaxy Exclusive: James Franco To Appear in Alien: Covenant!

James Franco will be appearing in Alien: Covenant as Branson, the captain of the Covenant.

Franco will be appearing in Alien: Covenant as Branson, the captain of the Covenant and husband of Katherine Waterson’ Daniels. Franco’s appearance in Alien: Covenant will only be brief, though. He appears in the first ten minutes or so of the film with later small appearances.

Franco will also be reprising the role as Branson in some of the viral footage that has been shot for Alien: Covenant.

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  1. NickisSmart
    Hurly burly? Not heard that one before. I did warn folk that it wasn't going to be a massive thing but it did seem to get out of hand. lol

    I first heard it in Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, from the second witch: "When the hurly-burly’s done, / When the battle’s lost and won" (1.1.3-4).

    According to the OED:

    hurly-burly, n., adj., and adv.
    Pronunciation:  /ˈhəːlɪˈbəːli/

     A. n.
     
     
     a. Commotion, tumult, strife, uproar, turmoil, confusion. (Formerly a more dignified word than now.)


  2. BringbackJonesy!
    Y'know, I kinda wish that Bryan Cranston was making an appearance in this movie, rather than James Franco!  I hope Franco's role is minimal to be honest,

    Cranston even has a bit of a Ridley look going on here, don't you think?
  3. DarkXeno
    Seems like he knows a little bit about the setting and mood of the movie, but hopefully if he plays a bigger role it will transfer over into the film. Hopefully, Danny McBride too.
  4. Corporal Hicks
    Blade Runner trailer is out:


    You can talk Blade Runner here - http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=37857.msg2160836#new

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Dude... Spoiler tag?

    Sorry about that.

    Dude needs to learn how to put spoiler tags up. ::)

    I think he's got the point.
  5. oduodu
    Agree with you there . Virtually all alien lore is gonna expire.
    #

    But no one's saying the Alien is gonna do this.

    We're talking about the new creatures they're putting in the film.

    Huda it reminds me of what Val said about much of alien's staying power coming from the mystery of the space Jockey.

    I certainly hope it doent go that way.

    I am going to be very disappointed if all the mystery elements ends up being David's doing and therefore man's .

    That's gonna be really lame.

    The whole point about the space jockey was that is came from somewhere else and was beyond are understanding.

    This is virtually directly the opposite.

    I can live with it but the staying power will be gone.

    Sorry Huda you're point was no one here is saying that. And I hope you are right and believe.

    Just feel saddened to the core.
  6. oduodu
    I'm not keen on aliens squeezing through tight gaps.  Don't know why.  Just seems wrong.  It's been implied that aliens have an exoskeleton of sorts.  Now if that goes soft, there's another pieces of lore that goes out the window...

    Agree with you there . Virtually all alien lore is gonna expire.

    We created a android that created the alien from the neomorph and goo and android DNA based on his own programming and becomes more human (gets a soul) . Maybe that's how Shaw meets her parents David now uses his spiritual side to create a heaven for her. )

    An engineer escapes paradise with a juggernaut filled with eggs but most of them are David's facehuggers that was created from the new  bio mechanical xeno's and infects an engineer just as he climbing into his chair and his suit closes around him. Since he interfaces with the ship on a biological level via the telescope thing before him he carries the new bio mechanic DNA of the xeno growing inside him and he transfers that to the ship . The ship changes form and becomes bio mechanic. The engineer  suits also start to grow like the xono inside it and when the engineer comes  too he realises he will die and crashes the ship or lands it and set up a warning . The ship 's damaged part has an opening and the eggs start to grow in to an empty cave below the ship . the ship crows with them into the cave .

    Is that where we  are going?
  7. whiterabbit
    Odds are the alien that folds itself into a box is going to make an appearance.

    Actually I don't know if this is dumb or not, but maybe the alien can drop it's head and then quickly reform it's body. You know, something freakish like that.
  8. PsyKore
    I think it's more in reference to the Neomorphs, but I'm not sure. As far as the Giger type Alien/s, it would kinda explain how something 8ft tall can so effortlessly move through vents and such. Maybe they can compact themselves but only to a certain point.
  9. Perfect-Organism
    I'm not keen on aliens squeezing through tight gaps.  Don't know why.  Just seems wrong.  It's been implied that aliens have an exoskeleton of sorts.  Now if that goes soft, there's another pieces of lore that goes out the window...
  10. PsyKore
    It's funny when Prometheus came out and how the black goo reminded people of X-Files. And now this "squeezing through tight gaps" thing; it reminds me of the episodes about Tombs - a guy that would squeeze through impossibly tight gaps.
  11. Corporal Hicks
    Now that Prometheus has steered back towards more Alien territory, I've no doubt that we'll be seeing a resurface of ideas from Spaihts' script. Prometheus seemed to recycle a lot of old Alien elements so it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.
  12. whiterabbit
    One of the tweets mentioned something about the alien having a new trick that explains how they get around the ship so easily. I'm thinking box alien and being able to soften themselves up into a near goo like substance.

    That's literally what happens with the new Alien in Spaihts' original draft for Prometheus. It turns to jelly and squeezes into tiny gaps.
    Indeed, and Ridley's totally going to use it this time.
  13. Lexxdog
    Nope the ship on LV 426 was meant to be 1000s off years old and the space jokey are not large people they just change it ( and ruined it ) I really hope Daved is not the creator off the "ALEN"



  14. whiterabbit
    I was thinking sort of like the flexibility the Deacon showed while being born in Prometheus but there was also concept art of an alien slimming it's way through ductwork. So, yea, very lovecraftian.
  15. whiterabbit
    It very well could be hibernating on the ship but I'd like to think that perhaps it does the explosive spore cocoon thing and the eggs are freely distributed in that manner. Why they are so perfectly spaced? The eggs just positioned themselves that way on there own.

    One of the tweets mentioned something about the alien having a new trick that explains how they get around the ship so easily. I'm thinking box alien and being able to soften themselves up into a near goo like substance.
  16. Perfect-Organism
    Moreover, what looked like the skin of the creature in the space jockey's chair turned out to be just a shell as per Prometheus.  So if Dallas deduced that the creature was fossilized on the basis of it being hard, he would be wrong.  He also never took his gloves off..

    What's interesting about that, is that there is the implication that somewhere on the derelict, there may be a live, dormant, hibernating, alien.
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