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Which Aliens Character Will Appear in Prometheus After All?

A familiar face looks set to make yet another appearance in the Alien franchise, but even they don't know the details.

 

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Although we have yet to receive any complaints, we have altered the title and header image to hide the potential, if minor, SPOILER within this article. If you want to go into Prometheus completely unsullied, read no further.]

 

Although his career dates back into the 1970s, with appearances in films like Dog Day Afternoon and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, actor Lance Henriksen finally got his breakout role in 1986's Aliens, directed by James Cameron. As the synthetic person "Bishop," Henriksen turned heads as the character who may or may not be programmed to betray the heroes of the film, and went on to appears in both Alien 3 (1992) and Alien vs. Predator (2004), as well as several video game adaptations of the hit franchise. Last year, in an interview with Dread Central, Henriksen appeared to quell the rumors that he would return to the series once again in Ridley Scott's upcoming pseudo-prequel Prometheus. His own report now appears to have been greatly exaggerated, as Henriksen himself said in this weekend's roundtable promoting the animated television series "TRON Uprising." The following news, if true, should be considered a mild SPOILER.

CraveOnline's own Fred Topel was on hand to report right away on the development. Take it away, Fred!

“Somebody through the grapevine, I heard that they’re using a digital version of me to describe history," Henriksen said while promoting the TV series "TRON Uprising" in which he voices the character Tesler.

No word on whether the Henriksen footage will be as Bishop, Weyland or yet another new character. The actor himself is waiting to see the footage, as are his representatives.

"Very interesting, I can’t wait to see it," Henriksen said. "Neither can my manager.”

The rest of our Lance Henriksen interview about "TRON Uprising" will appear soon in CraveOnline's TV Channel.