‘X-Men: First Class’ star Michael Fassbender will appear opposite Noomi Rapace in Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ prequel-turned-original sci-fi venture, ‘Prometheus’.
Michael Fassbender will show off his version of a young Ian McKellen by portraying a youthful Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto in this summer’s X-Men First Class. He’ll thereafter follow in the footsteps of Sir Ian’s Lord of the Rings costar, Ian Holms, and play an android in a Ridley Scott sci-fi flick – one titled Prometheus.
Fassbender will join original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo actress Noomi Rapace in Scott’s upcoming film, a project originally conceived as a prequel to his 1979 sci-fi/horror classic Alien that eventually morphed into a standalone tale which Scott says will contain “strands of ‘Alien’s’ DNA, so to speak.”
Heat Vision broke the news about Fassbender, who’s been rumored to be a legitimate candidate to join Scott’s latest cinematic creation since word got out that there will only be one “Alien” prequel. Little is known about the storyline of Prometheus or what significant alterations Damon Lindelof (Lost) made to the original script co-penned by Jon Spaihts and Sir Ridley himself. It’s certainly possible that the film will still in part revolve around futuristic astronauts on a mission to terraform other planets, which was an idea Scott talked about way back in April of 2010.