Michael Fassbender is moving from mutants to monsters as he hooks up with Prometheus, the movie formerly known as a prequel to Alien, according to THR.

Fassbender was approached about the movie last year and has been in talks with producers throughout the fall, but he’s finally signed on the dotted line. It’s possible he finally decided to commit since another role he was interested in has practically gone to someone else.

The Inglourious Basterds actor will be joining Noomi Rapace (and possibly Charlize Theron or Angelina Jolie) in the Ridley Scott film as an android. While Prometheus probably can’t be considered an Alien prequel any longer, Scott has said the movie will have “Alien DNA.” Exactly what does that mean? I have no idea, but a big alien and an android in the same movie does bring back fond memories of the first two films.

Prometheus was originally scheduled for a March 2012 release but then I guess someone realized that summer was the time of blockbusters and changed the start date to June 8, 2012.

It’s still too soon for me to have any real interest in seeing this film, but the fact that it’s not being referred to an Alien prequel anymore does give me hope that it will be worth watching.