Michael Fassbender’s creepy, emo android in ‘Prometheus’ is the best thing ever

I love when I Michael Fassbender story just falls into my lap! Ah, Fassbender – you are my one and only. Someday, my precious. First things first. Fassy has a photo shoot in the May issue of Vogue Mag – the one with Scarlett Johansson on the cover. Fassy is paired with Natalia Vodianova for a Craig McDean photo shoot. I’m not insanely in-love with these shots, but hey – anything to make me forget those photo call pics from last week. Fassy looks very Germanic in the Vogue shots – and not in a good way. He looks like he could co-host “Sprockets”.

Next up – the people marketing Prometheus are geniuses. They’ve released teasers and trailers and little clips here and there, whetting the appetite slowly and steadily, priming us for the big event without it being overkill and without it being too secretive. The studio just released this “commercial” for androids – featuring Fassy’s “David” android character. Prepare yourselves – this commercial is extremely creepy, and at one point I wanted to cry. At another point, I wanted to order my very own Fassbender sex android, though, but maybe that’s just me.

Fassy (and Ridley Scott) have made it clear that one of the inspirations for “David” is Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (T.E. Lawrence). I can definitely see it – and now I’m kind of bummed that I’ve never seen the resemblance between Fassbender and O’Toole before. Both Irishmen who excelled at English accents, both sexy, both famous boozehounds, both of them exceedingly talented. I think it’s the blonde hair that really puts Fassy into O’Toole territory.

Oh, and the “David, what makes you sad?” part – OMG. So… that’s a hint at the plot, right? Is David a bad robot like Ash? Or a good robot like Bishop? Chronologically, David would have come before Ash and Bishop. And I’m thinking that he’s more like Ash. But Fassy just broke my heart when the tear rolled down his cheek – “Cruelty.” GAH!!!!! I love this man so much.

Vogue photos courtesy of Topcoat Fashion.

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  1. Psyren says:

    I cannot wait to see this movie! It looks so interesting and Fassbender is just icing on the cake.

  2. lolaluvsu2 says:

    You know they’d make millions if we could order our own Fassdong androids.

  3. maemay says:

    People can talk about his off white teeth or the fact that he looks older than his age but this man is the REAL deal!! which is why i’m a fan, he is more than his dong or his looks he is an ACTOR!

    • podzol says:

      Amen! Androidy Fassy FTW. I’m always pleasantly surprised by the range this guy possesses.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      The posts where we reference his teeth and premature aging are posts about how allegedly hot he is. If his looks are referenced I have to say “I don’t get it. He looks old and he has really bad teeth.”

      I don’t think DeNiro, Pacino or DiCaprio are hot either but since no one else seems to, I have no need to comment.

      I’ve not seen anyone speak ill of his talent, just his alleged hotness.

      For the record I loved him in the X-Men movie – just not THAT way. I really didn’t notice him (or anyone else) in Inglourious Basterds – for me that was all about Shoshona and my wishing they cut out Brad Pitt.

  4. Az says:

    OMG his eyes! I can definitely see the resemblance to Peter O’Toole. I have to say I didn’t really get the Fassy love until now. Damn.

  5. Bellydancer says:

    I am imagining sneaking David the robot out of his sleeping place and pulling him into mine. I pull his sleeping pants off and he stands before me butt naked,anatomically correct and erect while looking at me intently. I click his switch to test mode now he has to do what I want. I quickly sink down into my bed pulling David between my thighs anticipating him thrusting deep….hey I am in the wrong blog again.(lol)

  6. stinky says:

    … where’s Tilda when u need her!

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Maybe she is playing the alien? She has that “Ground control to Major Tom” vibe going on.

      PS: That was a compliment, I love Bowie and Tilda looks like Bowie.

      • KLO says:

        This whole thing, stylistically, reminds me a bit of “Man who fell to earth”, a movie where Bowie played an alien. they even look a little bit alike.

  7. mia girl says:

    This is one of the best things I have seen in a really long time.

  8. Aiobhan says:

    I just saw the video on Youtube and thought I could not be more stoked to see this film: I was so wrong. June 8th can not get here fast enough.

    I do agree that Fassbender looks a little too harsh in the Vogue photos but even then he still looks amazing. I love who cute he and Natalia look together. You can tell that she was having fun with Micheal the whole shoot. I was not planning on getting this month’s Vogue because ScarJo bores me to tears, but now I will buy two just for him.

  9. Lenore says:

    “I can do anything that might be required of a man.”

    Prepare the sweetshop.

    • Kaiser says:

      … and unleash the robot beast.

      God bless him. I love him so much. This is so much more than a crush.

      • Lenore says:

        I have to say, I never saw the appeal originally, but your eloquence has converted me!

        You’re doing God’s work, Kaiser. If there’s a god of ladyboners, I mean.

      • Mairead says:

        Goddammit K, we’ve had this conversation before, you take Butler (please take him, and shackle him away in your basement shag-pad) and I get the Kerryman! :evil:

        But oh dear God, that clip was spectacular. I was tearing up at the same bit you were. I loved the fact that he could play little “blips” of emotion over a steel core. We’ve found a future rival to Day-Lewis in this one.

        I didn’t get it, but now that you point out the intended comparison to O’Toole’s depiction of TE Lawrence it makes perfect sense. He was an emotional shut-out (possibly due to a sexual assault as a student, waaaay before WWI) who could project whatever persona he felt would suit his needs, or the needs of his superiors – rather like how the Fassdroid moulds his behaviour to suit his employers.

    • Liv says:

      You are cracking me up! :-D

    • Addison says:

      LOL. Fassy commenters are the best!

  10. T.C. says:

    The Vogue pictures are interesting in a mad German scientist way. Love the model’s killer boots. Fassy looks Germanic because he is afterall part German. :)

    The David 8 video sent some major chills down my spine. He looks so much like a real robot with fake human qualities. Can’t wait to see this movie. Ridley Scott is a genius.

  11. LeeLoo says:

    It just occured to me, when I go see Promethus (it was a given that a scifi nut like me would see Promethus), it will be my first Fassy movie. I have never seen a Michael Fassbender movie.

    • Nanea says:

      It won’t be your last!

    • lil ole me says:

      I saw “Inglourius Basterds” for the first time, he has a small role in that. He is very handsome in that movie! He has been in a couple of other movies I didn’t realize I’d seen where he played small roles. Check his imdb page, I bet you’ve seen a few of his films w/o realizing it

  12. sarah says:

    To be honest, if I go see this movie it will only be because of Idris Elba. I haven’t seen him onscreen in a while and I miss him. Just throwing that out there. :-)

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Idris is icing on the cake. That man is gorgeous!

    • truthSF says:

      I agree sarah, Fassy might have that Big vanilla dong, but Elba has that XL chocolate dong. And I just loooooooooooovveee chocolate. :)

  13. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Dear Santa-
    Please bring me one large-donged Fassbot for Christmas. I have been a good girl.
    Thank you,

  14. Sumodo1 says:

    I. Cannot. Wait. June. 8th.

  15. Rux says:

    You are a funny chic.

  16. Tommy says:

    I’m sorry, but this guy does nothing for me. I think he looks like a scrawny doberman.

  17. Ladytron2000 says:

    I actually don’t see Peter O’Toole, but I do see Laurence Olivier especially with the blond hair.

    Kinda bugs me that David 8′s skin is not smooth (without visible creases) after all, he is a robot, shouldn’t his “flesh” be perfect?

    In any case, I’m so ordering one of those when they become available!

    • Lenore says:

      They want the androids to be indistinguishable from humans, so I guess the imperfections assist in that.

      Besides, Bishop in Aliens is played by Lance Henriksen, and in comparison to him, Fassbender is as smooth and unpuckered as a Kardashian’s buttock cheek.

    • Mairead says:

      That was who I was getting off his performance as well. It felt a bit sacrilegious saying it, so I’m glad I’m not alone. ;-)

  18. stinky says:

    digging the music in this clip.

  19. Camille (The original) says:

    Seriously, he is awesome. I loved that clip.

  20. Ginger says:

    Wow!! That looks amazing!!

  21. pandora says:


    *vomits a bit*

  22. Gene Parmesan says:

    that issue is mine!!

  23. shaboo says:

    I know Lainey can be a bit silly, but she’s just interviewed Hiddleston and is now saying that Fassdong isn’t even in the running anymore. I’m inclined to agree, he looks great in the Avengers cast photo’s on her site..

    It’s the body shape….he’s got it, but fassy has always been funny shaped if he’s not in a suit.

    • podzol says:

      Meh, Lainey has been borderline nasty to the Fass ever since mid January, so it’s not like she is saying something from an objective point of view. I mean, Hiddles is fine, sure, but she’s finding these days just a reason to knock him down when she writes about him.

      • emma bee says:

        lainey tends to gush about anyone she meets in person (except james franco and angelina, sort of). i vaguely remember a hilariously worshipful piece about zoe kravitz she turned out. anyways she’ll change her tune if she ever interviews mf, which i hope she never does.

    • Anon says:

      I hope she has moved on. The shallow comments abouts pants etc are just that “shallow”. One can focus on the movie instead.

  24. Victoria says:

    Look at the S&M gear in Vogue! They know what he’s got and the stern haircut & wide forehead – its his overwhelming sex appeal.

    He’ll kill off his sex god image as they all do eventually, so let’s worhsip Fassy now!

  25. Ravensdaughter says:

    Serious movie droolage, especially given the myth of the original Prometheus.

  26. sundaygal says:

    OMG Sprockets

  27. Eve says:

    I sort of loved…wait! I couldn’t help but love Ash in Alien. I know, I know…he’s a cold hearted bastard who doesn’t give a shit about the human lives on board the Nostromo ship, but he makes an awful lot of sense to me (when talking about the alien), and this line (to Ripley) is priceless:

    I can’t lie to you about your chances, but… you have my sympathies.

  28. krtmom says:

    He’s a sexy man!!!

  29. Addison says:

    Michael never looked better. I personally like clean shaven men. (I first noticed him in Inglorious Basterds because of that reason). Once I was hooked, I really don’t care if he’s got stubble, beard etc. He looks older than his age, I don’t care. His skin is too pale, I don’t care. I have never acted teenage crazy till now. It’s all his fault.


    Best looking guy in my opinion and an awesome actor as well. I will watch all his movies. Hopefully from this point on he will not have to do any mediocre movies. But even some of the mediocre ones he has been in, he shines. Aw, Michael it’s so nice to look at you.

  30. LindaAnna says:

    Sprockets! Lol, classic!!

  31. ramona says:

    1) That trailer was fantastic, and I shall be forcing it upon my husband this evening.

    2) I gotta say – one of the Fass’s best features? LOVE that narrow waist. Who am I? Who notices these things? What’s wrong with me?