Ridley Scott’s sequel to Prometheus is gathering up a very interesting cast. I don’t know yet if I mean interesting in a good or a bad way.

James Franco just signed on to join Alien: Covenant. He’ll appear with Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender, and Noomi Repace from the first film. Previously announced cast members include Demian Bichir, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride.

That is a real mixed bag. It could be a fantastic mix of comedic and dramatic performers creating an interesting sci-fi thriller. Or it could be a bizarro mess, much like Prometheus.

Here’s hoping that the sequel taught the characters to not touch weird penis aliens, to not run in a straight line when somethings directly falling on you, and added a lot more of Fassbender’s robot character dying his hair.