Noomi Rapace won’t be reprising her role as Elizabeth Shaw in Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott has confirmed.
Despite the fact that Shaw was the only human to survive the events of Prometheus, the director said she won’t be back. When asked by the Daily Mail newspaper (via Yahoo! Movies) whether or not Rapace would be involved, Scott replied with a definitive “no,” noting they’re “still casting the main roles.”
In a separate interview with The Guardian newspaper, Scott spoke to the challenge and pressure of continually raising the bar and proving his reliability as a director, likening it to brain surgery.