Michael Fassbender says he will appear in 'Prometheus 2'

The actor will reprise his role in the sci-fi sequel

Michael Fassbender has officially said that he will appear in Prometheus 2.

The actor confirmed that he will reprise his role in the sequel while speaking to Collider, but added that he did not know when the movie would start filming. It has also not been confirmed if Ridley Scott will return to direct, but Fassbender said of Scott: "I love Ridley. He's a master filmmaker."

Prometheus 2 will open in cinemas in March 2016, with scriptwriter Michael Green - who co-wrote The Green Lantern - hired to rewrite Jack Paglen's original screenplay.

The Wrap says that the film's storyline will be similar to director Scott's first Alien film.

Released in June 2012, Prometheus was conceived as a semi-prequel to Scott's 1979 classic Alien. Fassbender, Idris Elba and Noomi Rapace starred as members of a spaceship crew attempting to prevent the extinction of the human race. The film received a somewhat mixed response from critics and sci-fi fans but performed well at the box office, grossing over $400 million (£255 million) worldwide.

Scott is reportedly working on a follow-up film to his 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner. In October last year, Harrison Ford said he had spoken to Scott about the possibility of returning for the sequel.

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