Michael Fassbender joins PROMETHEUS; release date shifts

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 26th, 2011

With the film ramping up its production, a few big pieces of news have hit from the camp of the upcoming Ridley Scott film, PROMETHEUS.

First, THR is reporting that actor Michael Fassbender has joined the film’s cast, which at this point, only officially includes Noomi Rapace.  Fassbender will play the role of an android, and at this point, that’s all we really know of his character.

The film itself is penned by Damon Lindelof, and while not being a direct sequel or prequel to the ALIEN franchise, is set within that very universe.  Box Office Mojo has also revealed that the film has moved from its March 8, 2012 release date, to June 8, leaving a lot of breathing room for the film to have when it actually begins shooting.

The addition of Fassbender definitely adds a lot of intrigue to the already hotly talked about project, which is being circled by both Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie for the film’s other lead female role.  This is just another step in the ever growing and truly flourishing career of one Michael Fassbender, who will have a monster 2011 with roles in both X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s HAYWIRE.  Apparently 2012 won’t be all that different for the actor either.

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