Ridley Scott is pulling out all the stops for the cast of his “not-so-Alien prequel” Prometheus. Earlier today we learned that the film’s release date had been pushed back to June 8, 2012, making it another one of the many blockbusters to expect that summer. Now THR, is reporting that a U.K. actor is set to play the male lead in Prometheus opposite Noomi Rapace and it’s Michael Fassbender.

Even though we have no idea what the script for Prometheus entials, we hear it will have some “Alien DNA.” Fassbender’s character is said to be an android, so if he’s a love interest for Rapace that relationship can’t really go anywhere — or can it? He was initially asked to join the film last year when it was still being shopped as the Alien prequel, but talks never solidified until now.

Fassbender is really making a name for himself in Hollywood. He has a headlining role in Fox’s X-Men First Class, which comes out this summer (June 3), and next year he’ll follow that up with Prometheus. That’s not a bad schedule to have. Fassbender and Rapace are a great combination and we can’t wait to see them together on the big screen!

What do you think of Fassbender joining Prometheus?