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Corporal Hicks
Nov 27, 2015, 10:23:08 AM
Topic on: Nov 27, 2015, 10:23:08 AM
http://www.sbs.com.au/movies/article/2015/11/27/ridley-scott-confirms-oz-shoot-alien-covenant-twice-much-michael-fassbender

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Scott said Alien: Covenant will pick up from the end of Prometheus, and see Fassbender playing two versions of his android character, David.



http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/ridley-scott-hopes-to-shoot-three-new-alien-movies-in-sydney-20151127-gl93o1.htm

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Confirming that Sydney would be the location for Alien: Covenant on Friday, Scott said it would follow on from 2012's Prometheus and would have Michael Fassbender returning as both android David and a doppelganger.

Michael Fassbender will play multiple Davids according to Sydney Morning Herald. Following on from the news of Ridley Scott’s press conference in Australia, some Australian publications have picked up on a nugget that The Hollywood Reporter missed out on: Michael Fassbender will be playing his incarnation of David 8 from Prometheus and another David android:

“Confirming that Sydney would be the location for Alien: Covenant on Friday, Scott said it would follow on from 2012’s Prometheus and would have Michael Fassbender returning as both android David and a doppelganger.”

An article from SBS also reports that: “Scott said Alien: Covenant will pick up from the end of Prometheus, and see Fassbender playing two versions of his android character, David.



The possibility of Michael Fassbender portraying multiple David 8 androids was a rumour that was thrown around previously so this may lend some credit to those earlier reports. This will mark the first time that multiple versions of the same android are featured in one film (unless you believe Bishop 2 was an android!)

I think it would be quite easy to say that Michael Fassbender’s performance in Prometheus was something a lot of viewers held as one of the more positive aspects of Ridley Scott’s last foray into the world of Alien.



It was recently confirmed by 20th Century Fox that the storyline of Alien: Covenant would include David 8 in quite a big way: “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.”

What do you think about Michael Fassbender playing multiple incarnations of David 8?

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szkoki
Nov 27, 2015, 11:29:46 AM
Reply #1 on: Nov 27, 2015, 11:29:46 AM
thank God! it is what i was hoping for, Ridley seized the opportunity to give Fassy the lead role! and the more Fassbender is the better


oduodu
Nov 27, 2015, 11:47:04 AM
Reply #2 on: Nov 27, 2015, 11:47:04 AM
I wonder where David #2 will feature ? With the crew of the Covenant ?



XENOMORPHOSIS
Nov 27, 2015, 12:30:26 PM
Reply #4 on: Nov 27, 2015, 12:30:26 PM
Hmm I wonder if there's going to be an instance where the first David from Prometheus turns rouge for what ever reason, "he has his head reattached at some point" then there's a scruffle with the other David, the member of the crew seizes a gun to shoot the evil David but they're unable to tell apart which David is which.

 If you ask me that sounds really dumb, kinda like the scene in Terminator Genisys where the T-1000 impersonate Kyle, it was a throw back to Terminator 2 when the T-1000 impersonated Sarah but John noted which was the real Sarah, it was a very brief instance. In Terminator Genisys there play the "Don't shoot me I'm real! He's the imposter!" "No I'm real! He's the Imposter! Shoot him!"

I've only ever seen this gimmick done in parodies, Termaintor Gneisys was one of the few time I've seen it attempted seriously.  :P I just hope this movie doesn't do a stupid move like that.


Whiskeybrewer
Nov 27, 2015, 12:42:09 PM
Reply #5 on: Nov 27, 2015, 12:42:09 PM
Goes to back to We are Legion for we are many



Corporal Hicks
Nov 27, 2015, 03:16:31 PM
Reply #7 on: Nov 27, 2015, 03:16:31 PM
Not quite. Close though. These reports talk specifically about 2 Davids rather than a whole team of them. It also talks about going back to LV233 rather than to Paradise. We'll see though.


Chris P
Nov 27, 2015, 03:30:49 PM
Reply #8 on: Nov 27, 2015, 03:30:49 PM
Not quite. Close though. These reports talk specifically about 2 Davids rather than a whole team of them. It also talks about going back to LV233 rather than to Paradise. We'll see though.

I think the term "multiple" was loose to begin with, I don't think anyone actually expected an army of Davids. But one or two other models? Absolutely. Going back to LV223 was also rumored and expected, the film will follow 3 main plot lines - one of which involve LV-223 and that system, while the other focuses on Paradise and one (I believe) focuses on a new event which sets things in motion eventually leading to the birth/creation of the original Xenomorph.


Perfect-Organism
Nov 27, 2015, 03:42:36 PM
Reply #9 on: Nov 27, 2015, 03:42:36 PM
Well we've had multiple Davids going all the way back to the original viral video which showed that these guys come on an assembly line, so it would make sense to see more of them.  But are they all going to be called David as the video implied?  Dunno...



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Corporal Hicks
Nov 27, 2015, 03:45:17 PM
Reply #10 on: Nov 27, 2015, 03:45:17 PM
I would think so. David seems to be the model name rather than a specific name. Personally I'm really hoping we'll get to see them together in the same frame and that they have an interesting dynamic. I love Fassbender and just want to see more of what he can do.


Chris P
Nov 27, 2015, 04:03:23 PM
Reply #11 on: Nov 27, 2015, 04:03:23 PM
What's got me most intrigued is the "doppelganger" David. Is one evil and one not? Maybe the new David isn't programmed the same and tries to fight for humanity instead of against it. It will be an interesting dynamic to see for sure.


Perfect-Organism
Nov 27, 2015, 04:04:16 PM
Reply #12 on: Nov 27, 2015, 04:04:16 PM
I would think so. David seems to be the model name rather than a specific name. Personally I'm really hoping we'll get to see them together in the same frame and that they have an interesting dynamic. I love Fassbender and just want to see more of what he can do.

Fully agree.  Fassbender will carry this movie just like he did the last one.  But I do wonder where Shaw is.  If that is not explored in the next 3 films at all, I will be shocked.


The Eighth Passenger
Nov 27, 2015, 04:25:39 PM
Reply #13 on: Nov 27, 2015, 04:25:39 PM
http://www.scified.com/prometheusmovies/prometheus-2-plot-leak-reveals-why-alien-5-script-had-to-be-changed

 ;) confirmed 8 months later. Nice.

The Wrap also reported the "multiple David" thing as well as the intention of making the new film more "Alieny" earlier this year. Not sure if it was from the same source/informant as yours?

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http://www.thewrap.com/prometheus-2-lands-green-lantern-writer-may-feature-multiple-michael-fassbenders-exclusive/


CainsSon
Nov 27, 2015, 05:23:04 PM
Reply #14 on: Nov 27, 2015, 05:23:04 PM
So we have confirmation Noomi does get to Paradise with David and we will 'learn what happened there' but also that they are the sole inhabitants.
We know there is a second team coming. I would wager this will be where the second David android comes in. If he isn't named 'David' perhaps he is named 'Eli' or 'Elijah' or the LESS BIBLICAL 'Edward' which I like far less.
Scott has said David becomes dangerous once she re-attaches his head. Perhaps David is the lone survivor when the team finally arrives to Paradise. Perhaps David murders Shaw? It sounds, well, as if there will be two plots or stories. One following this team with the new David, and one depicting what happens when Shaw and David arrive and explore 'Paradise.'
ABOUT THEM BEING ALONE ON THIS PARADISE: I remember one thing Damon Lindeloff and Scott said a few times, that David is somewhat infatuated with Shaw. Lindeloff mentioned multiple times that Scott had developed "IDEAS" for where things would go AFTER Prometheus.... Lindeloff said they had discussed this in some detail and if I remember correctly Spaihts may have also contributed to those with Scott. Sc haveott and Lindeloff also said that David has some sort of Android version of infatuation with Shaw. Not love but a strange interest in her. That's an interesting angle to me, especially if they are alone in this horrible place and David is desperate to make these monsters and he needs hosts. Maybe Shaw just dies before the new team arrives on Paradise? Unless Shaw isn't dead at all, and that detail was misreported.
Hahahaha.
This sounds somewhat similar to something I read once. :P

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