Michael Fassbender insists ‘Alien: Covenant’ will be ‘much scarier’ than ‘Prometheus’

Ridley Scott directed sci-fi horror is due for release next year

Michael Fassbender has insisted that the forthcoming Prometheus sequel will “be much scarier” than the first film.

Alien: Covenant follows the crew of a colony ship that discovers what they believe to be an uninhabited planet, until they come across Fassbender’s David, a synthetic android, who survived the previous expedition.

“This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see,” he said.

“It’s much scarier than Prometheus, but it’s got the same sort of scope of Prometheus. It’s kind of got more of thriller, imminent disaster feel that Alien had, so it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films.”


The film which also stars Demián Bichir, Jussie Smollett, and Billy Crudup, is set to be released in August 2017.  

Fassbender told Collider: “I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary number one and then again with the massive scope of Prometheus… Once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it doesn’t let up. It’s really gonna bring chills to the cinema.”

Earlier this year, director Ridley Scott confirmed that Swedish actor Noomi Rapace would not be returning to her role as Dr Elizabeth Shaw.

The director had previously said that Rapace would be appearing in the new film along with Fassbender, since their characters were the only survivors of Prometheus.

Last year, Scott revealed that he had mapped out three Prometheus sequels which will ultimately bring the story to the start of his classic 1979 film Alien.