Noomi Rapace’s character Dr. Elizabeth Shaw was one of the few to survive Prometheus, but the official word has long been that she would not be returning for the sequel, Alien: Covenant. That no longer looks to be true.
Alien and Prometheus director Ridley Scott is currently in Australia filming the prequel’s sequel. According to Deadline, Rapace is also there, shooting “weeks’ worth of scenes.”
Little is known about Alien: Covenant‘s plot, although Prometheus ended with Shaw (Rapace) and android David (Michael Fassbender) flying into space find the home planet of humanity’s engineers. Alien: Covenant will take place ten years later.
Fassbender is also returning, joined by new additions Billy Crudup, Demian Bichir, Danny McBride, and Katherine Waterston.
Alien: Covenant arrives in theatres August 4, 2017.