Lance Henriksen is one of those actors who are better than the material they choose. He's been quietly forging a career in the straight-to-video trenches, and I'm not really sure why. He's got an interesting screen presence, and I'd much rather see him taking small roles in great films than starring roles in terrible ones.

That being said, Henriksen is always a welcome face in the Alien franchise. After making a name for himself in 1986's Aliens as the android Bishop, Henriksen's appearance in Alien 3 felt like a real treat (at the end of a movie that needs way more treats, if you ask me), and he added a bit of gravitas to the junk food actioner AVP: Alien Vs. Predator.

Sega and Rebellion, the makers of the new Aliens Vs. Predator first-person shooter, recognize Henriksen as probably the only actor next to Sigourney Weaver whose likeness has become synonymous with the Alien series -- they're adding Henriksen to the 2010 video game.

Henriksen gushes, "This is the first time I've been fully represented in a game, with my voice and how I look, and the Rebellion guys have done a great job. I might score from this game!" Bad puns aside, every bit of news about this game is making me more and more excited. Henriksen will be playing Karl Bishop Weylund, a descendant of the character he played in the AVP film. Aliens Vs. Predator, coming to PC, X-Box 360, and PS3, should hit stores in February.

(via Latino Review)
categories Movies, Sci-Fi