Noomi Rapace Confirmed For Alien: Covenant

Though earlier reports stated Noomi Rapace wouldn’t be returning for Alien: Covenant, it’s now learned she will be back reprising her Prometheus role as Elizabeth Shaw.

Deadline reports Noomi Rapace will be on the set of Alien: Covenant in Australia to shoot weeks worth of scenes.

It’s unknown exactly how Noomi Rapace will tie into Alien: Covenant as it’s noted the info is on lockdown.

“Alien: Covenant” has an August 4, 2017 directed by Ridley Scott also starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz and Callie Hernandez.


Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.


Ridley Scott’s Alien: Convenant Gets Release Date, Plot & Logo


The sequel to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus now has an official title, plot and logo with Michael Fassbender confirmed to return as well.

Alien: Covenant will be released October 6, 2017.

Plot Synopsis:

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.


Prometheus 2 Titled Alien: Paradise Lost


After the lukewarm reception that Prometheus received, it’s no wonder the sequel gets a name change that connects it closer to its popular predecessors.

The official title for Prometheus 2 is Alien: Paradise Lost.

Director Ridley Scott revealed the news to HeyUGuys and also let it be known that he plans on making three more sequels.

You can check out more in the video interviews below.

Alien: Paradise Lost has a May 30, 2017 release starring Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapce.


Aliens: Fire and Stone Dark Horse Comics Trailer

Dark Horse Comics has debuted a new trailer for Aliens: Fire and Stone, which features the worlds of Aliens and Prometheus.

The first issue becomes available September 24th.

During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony—but they’ll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!



Dark Horse Teases Aliens Prometheus Predator

Dark Horse Comics sent over the following teaser pic featuring Aliens, Promotheus and Predator. Along with the image:  A Universe of Terror Drawn To One World | Beginning June 2014. [[wysiwyg_imageupload:12645:]]


Prometheus 2 Gets “Transcendence'” Writer Jack Paglen

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:8798:]]Though it has been reported that the sequel to Prometheus was in trouble due to Damon Lindelof’s depature, the movie still appears to be moving forward with newcomer Jack Paglen, the writer behind Transcendence, the Wally Pfister movie set to star Johnny Depp.

TheWrap reports Paglen has been rumored to be taking on the gig for sometime and is now said to be in negotiations, which are near complete, with Ridley Scott apparently signing off on whatever take Paglen came up with.

The plot or even the direction for “Prometheus 2” is unknown, but previous reports stated that both Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are set to return.

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus brought in over $400 million on a $100 million budget, which is why it’s thought the sequel was green lit as audiences were mostly disappointed with the Alien prequel.


Damon Lindelof Talks Plot Holes & Prometheus; Mentions Back To The Future & The Dark Knight Rises (Audio)

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6445:]]Recently, it was rumored that Prometheus 2 was in trouble with the reason cited being writer Damon Lindelof‘s departure.

Lindelof came on board Prometheus re-writing an earlier sript, with some in part blaming the writer for the film’s neutral reception.

Lindelof confronted the Prometheus 2 rumor and stated that it was news to him, and that he didn’t walk away when the going got tough.

Now, Damon Lindelof talks more about Prometheus as he was a featured guest for SlashFilm‘s 10-hour podcast for charity.

The writer is asked about his thoughts on plot holes for Prometheus, as they previously discussed the Marty McFly Back To The Future time travel paradox.

Lindelof brings up the fact that there is a difference between what transpired in Back To The Future, with what happened in Prometheus – in that it was a part of the character – and not necessarily a plot hole as seen in The Dark Knight Rises.

It’s a fun QnA; check it out:


Prometheus 2 Rumored To Be In Trouble; But We Already Knew That From Watching The First One

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6392:]]Though Prometheus might have been one of the worst movies yours truly has ever seen, Fox still gave the sequel the green light as it was a box office smash.

If you were left scratching your head after watching the movie – or just plain disappointed like everyone else – it seems the blame in part lies with Damon Lindelof (and who are we kidding, director Ridley Scott as well) whom Fox brought on board to do rewrites to the Jon Spaihts script.

Spaihts original script was to connect to Alien more by having Prometheus occur on the same planet, with the Space Jockey ship being the same one that Sigourney Weaver and crew discover.

But that’s not what happens as reportedly Lindelof changed the name of the planet, and hence the connection to Alien.

Getting back to news of the sequel, it was recently learned that Damon Lindelof will not be coming back for Prometheus 2.

Now, according to Bloody Disgusting, Fox is in a panic because they are left with an end of a movie they really don’t know what to do with, and are taking pitches from any writer that can clean things up.

It’s said Lindelof’s departure has put Prometheus 2 in a “state of flux,” and in a “state of jeopardy.”

We’re guessing Lindelof most likely had no clue what to do with the sequel as well.

Lindelof also wrote Lost, Cowboys and Aliens and Star Trek Into Darkness.


Slashfilm asked Lindelof for a comment; here it is:

As to whether Ridley and Fox are ‘freaking out’ about me not working on a sequel, well that’s news to me. I retain awesome relationships with both. More importantly, the idea that there aren’t many, MANY writers out there capable of taking the reins is sort of ridiculous. I did not map out a trilogy and then walk when the going got tough. Anyone who says otherwise doesn’t know me and doesn’t know the truth.


82 Things Wrong With Prometheus (Video)

This is my least favorite of all the 2012 movies buy far.

I felt the entire team on Prometheus did one heck of a cruddy job.

There’s been blame back and forth between the writers and directors, but I suppose when it comes down to it, it’s all on the director — Ridley Scott.

Supposedly, it’s all gonna be fixed for the sequel. We’ll see.

The guys that brought us the “Everything Wrong” videos for The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and the Amazing Spider-Man now bring us 82 things wrong with Prometheus.

They probably would have just showed the entire movie if they were allowed to, but check out over 4 minutes worth.


EIC Matt McGloin’s Best of and Worst Of List For 2012

2012 has come and gone, and with that here is my list of various favorite and not so favorites from the past year.

Granted I haven’t seen every movie or TV show or read every comic book, so bear that in mind.



Best Movie: The Avengers 

The Avengers easily gets the best movie of the year in my book. It has something for everyone — the young and old alike. It also saw the previous Marvel Studios movies come together giving viewers a huge pay off. Really, I can’t think of anything that was wrong with the movie. 

Biggest Surprise: Cabin In The Woods

Another Joss Whedon movie; this movie was fabulous. I went in not knowing too much about it, thinking it your average B-budget horror flick. Boy, was I surprised! It was a homage to many different movies, including Evil Dead, with an added twist and overall was really refreshing. This is a must see. 


Most Disappointing: The Dark Knight Rises

Way too many plot holes for my taste. The end was also a let down with Bane’s death as well as the nuke. This video sums things up rather nicely. I think a majority of fans were expecting something along the lines of The Dark Knight and were disappointed by what they got, which was Batman Begins all over again. Honestly, watching it I got the feeling that Nolan didn’t want to do a third movie and didn’t put his “all” into it. Just my observation.

Worst Movie: Prometheus

I have no respect for anyone that deems this movie “good.” Sorry, it was that bad. Honestly, I thought it was atrocious and some of the worst writing I have ever seen in a big-budget movie. And they are making Part 2? Wow. This was a sad attempt at creating an allegory for mankind becoming more than man with Ridely Scott including the aliens created us mumbo jumbo into the mix. The writing was p*ss poor as was the editing. I’ll say the effects were top notch as was Michael Fassbender. Adios to Damon Lindelof.

The Expendables 2 comes in at a close second for worst movie of the year as all it did was whore out the big names associated with the movie. Sorry, wasn’t worth the price, even for free.


Best TV Show: American Horror Story: Asylum

Sorry, The Walking Dead fans, if you are not watching this you are missing out on the best horror show on television (granted I don’t watch all that much). This show is freakin‘ crazy and more adult-oriented than TWD. Don’t get me wrong, The Walking Dead is awesome, just not up there with this.

Most Blah TV Show: WWE RAW

I didn’t feel RAW deserved “worst” TV show of the year as it isn’t bad, so I created the “Blah” category. What RAW has been is just not much of anything. It’s boring. Going 3 hours was a big mistake and it’s all been downhill since July. Seems the same old same old, and the McGloin household hasn’t been interested for quite sometime. 


Best Video Game of the Year: Black Ops II (PS3)

The game is just phenomenal. It’s like four or more games in one as there is Zombie mode, Campaign and all the various Multiplayer modes. David Goyer wrote the story for Campaign, so there is that as well.

You’ve probably read on all the sites and watched the VGAs how TellTale Games’ The Walking Dead is the best game of the year. It’s called — hopping on the bandwagon. Yeah, TWD is the coolest thing to hit just about every form of media right now (when’s the moving coming out?), but the game didn’t deserve best game of the year. Why? It’s hardly a game. It’s more of a choose your own adventure story than anything. Don’t get me wrong it’s still really cool and definitely worth a play.

Note: For the record, I haven’t played Mass Effect 3, yet.

Worst Video Game of the Year: Doctor Who

If I was the BBC and Sony I would be embarrassed by this one. It was awful. It really blows my mind that they would even put this out for a console like PS3. It’s not even worth playing on your iPhone. The game is full of bugs and poor player control. It’s 2-D, and it’s definitely NOT COOL. My advice to the BBC would be to get TellTale to make a similar game for Doctor Who like they did for The Walking Dead. Too bad the Doctor can’t fix this one.


Comic Books:

2012 saw my comic book reading list dwindle. Basically since last April I’ve just about stopped reading almost all Marvel and DC titles. AvX was the end of Marvel for me, as was BendisAvengers. At to that the relaunch of Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy and my thinking is that Marvel doesn’t respect me as a customer or want me as one. Fine by me. I’m also sick of Marvel using the same characters over and over with sales for the character always being the same i.e. not that good. Ms. Marvel comes to mind as does Moon Knight, Cap and Thor spinoff minis. How about some new characters? Marvel feels more stagnant than ever.

Regarding DC and their New 52, they had me at hello with their first issues. All of them were really good; however, just about every title sans Batman has dropped in quality. Add to that the ones I did enjoy all were canceled or will be (OMAC, Frankenstein). It seems as if DC editorial has had a hand with that problem. I’ll say this to the guys at DC as well as Marvel — check your egos, guys.

I said it once and I’ll say it again, we all don’t read Avengers and Batman titles. Some of the lesser selling books get folks like me into the shops who do purchase the “core” books. If DC or Marvel don’t want another 15-20,000 added to their core titles with guys like me who come into the shop looking for books like Nova, that’s on them. If I spend twenty bucks a week at a comic shop, that’s over a grand a year they have lost. And I’m not the only one. Due the math.

The good news is that for the New Year I am going to put more of my time into the Indies. Image, Boom!, IDW, Dark Horse, Valiant etc. all put out good quality books. I really think their main problem is connecting with readers and getting them to know what their stuff is about and that’s it out there. Hopefully things change for 2013.

I’ll leave the “best of” and “worst of” comic book list for The DOC and M.E. Byron Brewer.

Feel free to give us your own “best of” and “worst of” for 2012 in the comments below.


Damon Lindelof Not Writing Ridley Scott Prometheus Sequel

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4793:]]The Aliens prequel, Prometheus, will not see its sequel written by Damon Lindelof.

Lindelof, who can on board Prometheus to do rewrites of a previous script, let the news be known while discussing Star Trek Into Darkness.

He tells the Collider:

The thing about Prometheus was it was a rewrite.  Jon Spaihts wrote a script and I rewrote it.  And still it was a year of my life that I spent on Prometheus, kind of all in.  The idea of building a sequel to it—from the ground up this time—with Ridley is tremendously exciting.  But at the same time, I was like, “Well that’s probably going to be two years of my life.”  I can’t do what J.J. [Abrams] does.   I don’t have the capability.  I’m usually very single-minded creatively.  I can only be working on one thing at a time.  So I said to him, “I really don’t think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff.  And I don’t know when the other stuff is going to be done.”  And he was like, “Well, okay, it’s not like I asked you anyways.”  He and I are on excellent terms and it was a dream come true to work with him.  But much to the delight of all the fanboys, I don’t see myself being involved in Prometheus-er.

I recently only saw this movie a couple weeks ago and thought it to have some of the worst writing I’ve ever seen in a movie.

Whether Lindelof is to blame or the fact that Ridely Scott filmed it, it doesn’t matter — the movie was terrible. Huge disappointment.

And I’ll leave it at that.

Regarding the Prometheus sequel, it’s green lit for 2014 or 2015 with Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are already signed to reprise their roles of David and Elizabeth Shaw. Fox President of Production Emma Watts also said this time they have to do it right and take their time.


Jon Spaihts’ Prometheus Movie Script Now Online

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2454:]]The script for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is now online, albeit in a form previous to when writer Damon Lindelof came on board and made adjustments.

The movie has received mixed reviews, but does the following script from Jon Spaihts paint a better picture revealing Lindelof may have messed things up?

Check it out for yourself and decide (via Prometheus-Movie).

A sequel for Prometheus has aready been green lit for 2014 or 2015, with it said that Lindelof might not be coming back.

CBN’s own Lawrence Napoli said in his movie review for Prometheus, “The way I see it, without the Alien films, Prometheus would have nothing going for it because at the end of the day people want to see the moment that explains why human beings are the ideal host body for the most feared alien predator the universe has come to know, and guess what? This film implies exactly that at the very end, so get your tents packed up to wait outside the theater for the sequel because it’s going to happen.”