Sounds like a Spider-Man movie alum may be making an appearance in the upcoming Alien: Covenant movie.
Fan site Alien vs. Predator Galaxy is reporting that James Franco will have a role in Alien: Covenant.
This rumor is surfacing after a previous rumor that Franco was in the running to play McKenna, the lead role in Shane Black’s Predator revitalization.
According to the report, Franco passed on that role but was still willing to join frequent collaborator Danny McBride in Alien: Covenant.
According to the report, Franco will play Branson in Alien: Covenant. Branson is the captain of the Covenant, the ship that gives the new film its name. He also married to a character named Daniels, played by Katherine Waterson.
Franco’s role is rumored to be a small one, mostly appearing in the first 10 minutes of Alien: Covenant and then popping up briefly here and there throughout the rest of the film. Franco’s Branson will also appear in viral marketing footage that was shot for Alien: Covenant’s marketing campaign.
It should be noted that no one involved with Franco or Alien: Covenant has confirmed this casting rumor as of yet.
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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 is a sequel to Prometheus and the sixth film in the Alien franchise. The film is directed by Ridley Scott, and stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, and Billy Crudup.
Alien: Covenant opens in theaters May 19, 2017.