Although Ridley Scott recently said that Noomi Rapace would reprise her role â€” albeit briefly â€” as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in Alien: Covenant, the director has now determined that the actress will actually not be returning for the upcoming Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel. Scott told the Daily Mail that Rapace will not be returning for Alien: Covenant, and added that heâ€™s still casting the main characters for the film, which includes Fassbender reprising his role as mischievous synthetic David and his Steve Jobs co-star Katherine Waterston as the leader of a new crew of explorers. The director also previously revealed that the new film is set about 10 years after the events of Prometheus, when a derelict crew happens upon a seemingly uncharted paradise and soon discovers that David is the planetâ€™s only inhabitant â€” which sounds pretty unnerving. Scott has also promised that the new trilogy of films will explore the origins of both the Xenomorphs and the Engineers, and will feature all forms of Xenomorph from egg to chest-burster to Queen. Alien: Covenant begins shooting this spring for a 2017 release date.