Ridley Scott's last Alien film, Prometheus, ended with Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the head of cyborg David (Michael Fassbender) flying off to continue the story. So it was a surprise when the sequel, Alien: Covenant, was announced and Fassbender, but not Rapace, was in the cast. Now it turns out she is. Deadline reports that despite those early casting stories, Rapace is currently on the Australian set of Covenant. She's filming for a few weeks but how exactly her character fits into the story is a mystery, like the rest of it. The good news is fans who were worried the movies wouldn't link together can now breath a sigh of relief.
Alien: Covenant is scheduled for release in the US 4 August 2017. An Australian release date has not yet been confirmed.