Michael Fassbender returns in new Alien: Covenant picture

But is he playing a different character?

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Did you like Alien prequel Prometheus, especially the bits with Michael Fassbender’s blonde-haired android David? Then you’ll love this new picture from the next film in the saga Alien: Covenant, which sees a new version of the mechanical meddler being directed by Ridley Scott (as well as a helmet that looks more like the ones seen in the original Alien film than those used in Prometheus).

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As you may have noticed David has darker hair this time around, but we might know why – apparently Scott has previously said there’ll be two models of the android in this film, and we’re betting this brunette is the newer model.

Yep, as if this sequel/prequel named after its own sequel that came out decades ago wasn’t confusing enough, we’re now getting two Fassbenders. We’re going to need to go into this one with notes.

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Alien: Covenant will be released in British and American cinemas on 4th August 2017