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Matt McGloin

Michael Fassbender on "Aliens" Prometheus




Earlier we reported on the rumors or news - or whatever you want to call it -  that the Aliens (uppercase 'A') as we know them, will not be appearing as aliens (lowercase 'a') in the new Ridley Scott sci-fi epic "Prometheus."

The EW spoke with actor Michael Fassbender who has a role in the new "Aliens" movie.

While, Fassbender wasn't allowed to say too much, he did state the new movie and the older Aliens flicks will be linked.

“It’s a different story, but it’s also got the traditional roots. Alien fans will recognize things in it. It’s not ignoring Alien, there’s still a link to that world. But it’s a different story. It’s definitely connected, though,” said Fassbender.

Just how is it connected?

Well, for one thing, Fassbender "hinted" he will be playing an android in the film, as he nodded to EW when asked.

"When asked if he’d be playing an android in the film, Fassbender laughs, 'I don’t know what I can say!' But as he says this, he glances down at a damning tape recorder between us and nods affirmatively. 'I don’t want to get into trouble…'"

Fassbender, who is also in X-Men: First Class, is excited to be playing a part in Ridley Scott's sci-fi universe.

"I’m really looking forward to stepping into a Ridley sci-fi world. And the script is really intelligent and has a nice pace to it. Plus, if I’m honest with you, I sort of approach my work as a fan. I’m a massive movie fan and I like to go on an adventure ride as much as I like to see something that has a bit of social commentary to it,” said Fassbender.

In addition to X-Men: First Class and Prometheus, Michale Fassbender also stars in an adaption of Jane Eyre which is due out March 11th.

For more on Fassbender pick up the recent issue of Entertainment Weekly.