Demian Bichir joins Alien: Covenant cast

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 February 2016
Demian Bichir

Demian Bichir

Demian Bichir has joined the cast of Sir Ridley Scott's upcoming 'Promethius' sequel 'Alien: Covenant'

Demian Bichir has joined the cast of 'Alien: Covenant'.

The 52-year-old actor has signed up to director Sir Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' sequel alongside returning

star Michael Fassbender and previously-announced newcomers Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride, reports.

The Fox film - which has a screenplay by Jack Paglen and Michael Green - will see the return of Fassbender as the amoral android from 'Prometheus', but plot details are being kept under wraps.

A shoot in Australia is currently entering production.

Demian - who was nominated for an Oscar for 'A Better Life' - was last seen in Quentin Tarantino's star-studded Western 'The Hateful Eight' and can next be seen alongside Eva Longoria in drama 'Low Riders'.

It was recently confirmed Noomi Rapace will not be returning for the second part of the director's prequel trilogy.

Asked if she'll be back, director Scott said no and added: "We're still casting the main roles."

Though shooting hasn't begun yet, the filmmaker knows exactly what the movie will look like thanks to his very detailed storyboards, which contain every planned camera shot from every angle.

He said: "Drawing up front can save a lot of time and energy."

'Alien: Covenant' is scheduled for release in October 2017.

Alien: Covenant

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Michael Green
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez
  • UK release: 12 May 2017

The spaceship Covenant ends up on an unknown planet littered with little egg things, which can’t be good. The latest in the franchise is basically an excuse for Scott’s fantastic visuals and a series of more or less ingenious variations on grisly death, although some will enjoy the spectacle of Fassbender kissing himself.

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