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'Prometheus' Star Noomi Rapace Boards 'Alien: Covenant'

Filming for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" sequel "Alien: Covenant" has begun and Noomi Rapace is said to be returning to the franchise to reprise her role as archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw.

According to Deadline, the actress was seen on the set of "Alien: Covenant" in Australia. Rapace was never officially confirmed for the filming, but her presence on set is a clear sign she is back to play Shaw.

Rapace joins Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup and more. The first official image for "Alien: Covenant" debuted a few weeks ago and featured the name of the ship whose crew will be featured in the film.

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. 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.

"Alien: Covenant" opens in theaters August 4, 2017.

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