Well, this is exciting news! All those rumors about James Franco appearing in Alien: Covenant have finally been put to rest.
While promoting his upcoming comedy, Why Him? Franco confirmed his role in the horror film to not one, but two publications, so you know it’s the real deal.
In an interview with Hey U Guys on Monday, Franco was asked what it’s like to be a part of such an iconic film series, which lead to him announcing that he is in fact starring in the film.
“The news is out I guess?” Franco replied. “Yes, I remember when I was a kid, watching Alien for the first time and that was huge,” the 38-year-old actor said in regards to how much the thriller franchise meant to him.
“It’s such a good movie. It is so tight, full of tension. It’s really just a horror movie in space,” Franco said about the original Alien film.
In a separate interview with We Got This Covered, the Pineapple Express star tried to tip toe around the topic, but did confirm it as well.
“I don’t know what I’m allowed to say with that one. I guess the news broke, everyone’s going crazy with that,” Franco told We Got This Covered. “Ya, it’s a blast,” he added about the cast and movie.
What kind of character do you think Franco will be playing in the next Alien installment?
Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, 2017.