Michael Fassbender Compares Alien: Covenant Sets to the Original Star Wars

Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 5:22PM
Alien
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Thursday, 19 May 2016 - 5:22PM
Michael Fassbender Compares Alien: Covenant Sets to the Original Star Wars
Michael Fassbender is returning to the Prometheus franchise (although it's really just the Alien franchise now), and he's making it sound much, much better than the first Prometheus movie. Specifically, he's praising the sets, which will supposedly return to the first Alien's "lived-in" aesthetic while also incorporating modern technology.

Speaking to the Australian newspaper Herald Sun (via AVP Galaxy), Fassbender said the ships in the film will appear as a mixture of cutting-edge NASA-like technology and "an old-school element where things look battered, like the original Star Wars." The sets will reportedly be very elaborate, with an emphasis on physical effects, which worked so well for Mad Max and The Force Awakens last year.

This sounds awesome, although it brings up lots of questions about the film's plot. If the Prometheus looked pristine (which was criticized by many of the fans), then does the Covenant come from another company, or that there's a significant time jump between the movies? Or are they just going to make it look different without explanation, and continue to sort of pretend that Prometheus never happened?

Fassbender also teased that his "creepy" character would be "back in a whole new way," which makes sense, since last we saw David he was a severed head on a ship with Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw, who won't be returning. We know from the official synopsis that he will be the sole inhabitant of the Engineers' planet, Paradise, which means either a time jump and some plot gymnastics or another copy of the same synthetic.

Alien: Covenant is set to open in theaters on October 6, 2017.
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