Michael Fassbender is the latest actor to jump onto director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The film, which originated as a prequel to Scott’s Alien and then became a wholly original film, currently has Noomi Rapace set in the starring role. Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek) wrote the script for the film, and both he and Scott recently released statements regarding its status as an original film and not the Alien prequel everyone was expecting. However, Scott did say that “keen fans will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA.” Fassbender will apparently play an android in the flick, with Rapace taking on the lead role and Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie reportedly circling the second female lead, a character named “Vickers.” THR reports that the Inglourious Basterds star was offered the role last year, with talks on and off throughout the fall. Now, finally, his deal is closed. As we reported earlier today, the release date of the film has shifted from March 2012 to June 3rd 2012. Fassbender will next be seen in X-Men: First Class on June 3rd of this year.