Fassbender Confirms His Multiple “Alien” Roles

First rumored the other week, actor Michael Fassbender has confirmed that he’ll play multiple roles in Ridley Scott’s upcoming “Alien: Covenant”.

In Scott’s “Prometheus,” Fassbender played the bleached blond android David. He reprises that role for this continuation and precursor to “Alien,” but he also takes on the role of another android named Walter who is much more straightforward. He told Coming Soon at the “Assassin’s Creed” premiere the other night:

“I think Walter’s a real different kettle of fish. David was definitely a work-in-progress, somewhat of a prototype I suppose. The elements of him that were the human elements I think people found a little disturbing, so Walter’s more of a straightforward robot. Pretty logical, much more of a servant without the ego.”

Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smolett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Billy Crudup, Noomi Rapace and James Franco also star. “Alien: Covenant” will open on May 19th.