Michael Fassbender has revealed to the Irish Times (via AVP Galaxy) that he’ll be playing at least two androids in Alien: Covenant, naming the second character as Walter.
This confirms what both The Wrap and our own source had been hearing for months, multiple androids in the film played by Fassbender.
“I am allowed to say I am playing two robots – Walter and David. I think what’s great about it is that Ridley has gone back to the original DNA of Alien, the horror element of that. But is also has the scope and the scale of Prometheus. Ridley has cut it already. He is a machine. He is an incredible human being and he was in such good form. He is such an imaginative and mischievous figure.”
AVP Galaxy adding what the Walter/David dynamic might look like in the film.
Walter is not a fan of David. Walter is a more advanced and up-to-date version of the David model. He is distrustful of David 8 because the older model has gone without any form of maintenance or upgrades during the ten year interval he has been in isolation between the Prometheus incident and the Covenant crew making landfall on the supposed paradise planet that Alien: Covenant takes place on.
Alien: Covenant is set for release on August 3rd, 2017.
SOURCE: THE IRISH TIMES