Michael Fassbender has confirmed a sequel to Ridley Scott's Prometheus is in the works and that he will reprise his role in the movie. The Oscar nominated actor, 37, revealed the news during an interview for X-Men: Days of Future Past with co-star James McAvoy.

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When quizzed if he would be keen to return for a Prometheus 2, Fassbender gave a very confident "ye" but admitted he did not know when it would happen. Some reports have suggested that the movie will hit in March 2016.

Fassbender played David in the series, which takes place prior to the first movie, 1979's Alien, which starred Sigourney Weaver. David, an android who can do things most human would find distressing, can understand human emotion but does not feel them.

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James Cameron, who directed Alien, has distanced himself from the Prometheus sequel, saying, "I thought it was an interesting film," he said, according to the Latinos Post. "I thought it was thought-provoking and beautifully, visually mounted, but at the end of the day it didn't add up logically."

Fassbender is currently starring in the Lenny Abrahamson movie Frank, about a young musician who joins an indie band. It is loosely based on the late Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom, who performed with a distinctive papier mache head. The Irish-German actor also recently completely work on a movie adaptation of Macbeth with David Thewliss and Marion Cotillard. 

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