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Monday, April 30, 2012

'Prometheus' Looking More Like A True 'Alien' Prequel (Video)

Warning:  Rampant speculation, and possible spoilers ahead.

Director Ridley Scott has said, over and over again, that the film is not a prequel, but an entirely different story altogether.  But, as more promotional materials are released, it's getting increasingly difficult to believe him.

We know that Guy Pearce has a cameo as Peter Weyland of Weyland Corp, the predecessor of the mega-corporation Weyland-Yutani.  Weyland-Yutani was the fictional manufacturer of practically everything in the 'Aliens' series.

We know that Michael Fassbender plays David, an android developed by Weyland Corp.  David is an early model of the 'Ash' and 'Bishop' models seen in the first two Aliens films.

We know that the mysterious "space jockey" from the original 1979 film will be in 'Prometheus'.


"Space Jockey", circa 1979.

"Space Jokey", as seen in 'Prometheus'.
You can see the head of a "jockey" on the table at 1:47 in the trailer below.  We also see their ship in both movies...

Now, take a look at the new 'Prometheus' trailer released today in the UK.

Now, excuse me while I really geek out on this:

In previous trailers, we have seen momentary snippets that suggested the presence of a "facehugger".

There's this...

And, if you've been paying attention, you can assume it's the same character in this scene...

Are they trying to remove it from her face?

The most recent trailer shows the same sequence, except for this time, the creature has been blurred out.  You can hear her pleading, "Get it out of me" at 2:28.  We also know from previous trailers that there's some sort of acid "incident".

Same unfortunate dude...

There appear to be eggs...

They're much more cylindrical than what we're used to from previous films, but, from what we know of the Alien mythology, the facehuggers and the eggs assume traits of the species they infect.  Perhaps the original facehugger is the creature seen at 1:44 in the trailer. 

If 'Prometheus' has eggs and facehuggers, where are the xenomorphs?

Did we get our first glimpse of it at 2:25?  At 2:26, you can see what appears to be a crew member, picking up someone and throwing them across the loading bay.  Could it possibly be the same crew member seen in previous trailers, disfigured and leaping?

Oh, and let's not forget the slime...

That has become synonymous with "They're toast now.".

I cannot see how this film is anything less than a direct prequel to the 'Alien' franchise.  How all of these pieces fit together, I don't know.  I look forward to finding out.

Can you imagine seeing this in IMAX 3D?  Holy hell.