Michael Fassbender is doing the "robot" for Ridley Scott. He will go from playin the Master of Magnetism Magneto in X-Men: First Class, to playing a metal man in Prometheus, the I-Can't-Believe-It-Is-Or-Isn't-Alien movie. We already heard this in January, but now it's been quietly confirmed by the android himself.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, when asked whether or not he was playing a tin man, Fassbender said, "I don't know what I can say!" Then he reportedly nodded in the affirmative. Or maybe I should say, "a-firm-a-tive." (Please imagine that being said in an android voice.)

However, that's not all. Fassbender confirmed the wisdom of internet rumor droids by stating the following about the connections between Alien and Prometheus:
"[Prometheus is] a different story, but it's also got the traditional roots. Alien fans will recognize things in it. It's not ignoring Alien, there's still a link to that world. But it's a different story. It's definitely connected, though."

So there is a connection. Does that mean Prometheus will also connect with the unreleased, Japanese 8-bit Aliens NES game? I can only speculate about it and hope an actor confirms, potentially blowing his non-disclosure agreement. (ComingSoon)