Michael Fassbender confirmed for Prometheus 2 as new title announced
Michael Fassbender will return for the Prometheus sequel, which will be called Alien: Covenant.
20th Century Fox confirmed the actor's return as they released an official logo and synposis for Ridley Scott's film.
The film was previously titled Alien: Lost Paradise and the studio's description does not include any of the other lead characters from Prometheus, played by Noomi Rapace among others.
"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," it said.
"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."
There will also be another film after Covenant, which will serve as the third prequel leading up to the original Alien film.
In the meantime, Neil Blomkamp's sequel to Aliens is on hold.