If you’ve seen Prometheus, you’d likely agree that the Alien prequel’s most exciting, unnerving sequence came when star Noomi Rapace took to removing that alien fetus from her body with insanely bloody results. It was a cringeworthy spectacle.
Rapace, star of the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, was such a bad ass in that scene and in Prometheus as a whole that it’s really a shame to learn that director Ridley Scott is now on record as saying her Dr. Elizabeth Shaw will not return for Alien: Covenant — the sequel to Prometheus and another prequel to the original 1979 sci-fi/horror classic. Scott said that casting is currently underway according to Screen Crush, and Rapace is not on the list:
When asked whether the Swedish beauty would reprise her role, Ridley declared “no” and added to the Daily Mail newspaper: “We’re still casting the main roles.”