Michael Fassbender joins cast of ‘Prometheus’

Actor will play an android in Ridley Scott film

Michael Fassbender has joined the cast of Ridley Scott‘s new sci-fi film Prometheus.

Until recently Scott’s film was touted as a prequel to the Alien series, but has now become an original work, albeit one the director says will contain “strands of Alien‘s DNA”.

Hollywoodreporter.com states that Hunger actor Fassbender will play an android in Prometheus – perhaps one of the links to the “DNA” of Alien that Scott commented on.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Noomi Rapace is already signed on to play the film’s female lead, while Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie are reportedly both interested in the role of Vickers, the second female lead.

Prometheus will be released in June next year.