According to The Hollywood Reporter Michael Fassbender (seen later this year as Magneto in X-Men: First Class) has joined Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus alongside Noomi Rapace. Fassbender is the second name to be made official, with Charlize Theron said to be in line for another lead role.
THR don’t have any details on his character, but do say that he will play an android. Rapace is set to play scientist Elizabeth Shaw.
20th Century Fox recently set the release date for June 8th 2012 and filming is expected to begin sometime over the upcoming months. The movie was original an Alien prequel but writer Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek) and Ridley Scott developed it over time into a completely new original story.