This just in: Relative newcomer Ben Rigby (pictured below) has been added to the ever-expanding cast of Alien: Covenant. The actor will join previously announced cast members Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Demián Bichir, Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, and Danny McBride. The Prometheus sequel is slated to begin filming this April in Sydney, Australia.
The film will be helmed by Ridley Scott. The director will be working from a script penned Michael Green, John Logan, and Jack Paglen.
According to a recent update to the studio’s release calendar, the film will now see release August 4, 2017. This feels like a Summer movie and the change makes sense. It has blockbuster potential and will very likely perform better in that timeframe.