Newswire: Alien: Covenant will jump forward 10 years to a Noomi Rapace-less future

Now that Ridley Scott has almost definitely settled on a title for the second film in his Alien prequel trilogy—as well as given us an idea of how much nudity and/or eviscerations we can expect to see (the answer: lots of the latter)—he can finally get down to the business of casting the damn thing. Although the ending of Prometheus sets up Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) to be a part of any future films, what with her being the only survivor (other than an android’s head) of the crew, it seems the character won’t be seen in the next chapter after all.

While discussing the history of formidable female characters in his films with The Daily Mail, Scott said casting for the leads in Alien: Covenant was ongoing, but that Rapace would not reprise her role. The film will jump forward 10 years after …

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