New Prometheus Photo Reveals Space Jockey Suits

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A new image from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus features yet another lead actor staring off at something off camera, but the devil is in the details this time. With a little assistance from Photoshop and that good ol “brighten” function, it appears those pesky ol’ Space Jockeys have made another appearance.

The image was paired with the Los Angeles Times’ chat with writer Damon Lindelof who says, “The movie is definitely epic in its scope. One of the filmmakers that we ended up talking about to a fair degree of redundancy was David Lean, who directed Lawrence of Arabia. We wanted to make the movie feel big by having the characters be small in big spaces. That connected to the larger themes we were talking about — that we’re all just these little gnats crawling around on our little planet.”

Here is how the photo as it was originally used in the Times article:


Now, here is a brightened version, courtesy of Jay West.


Those are clearly Space Jockeys… Are they the suits Scott referenced in an early interview with Filmophilia? Here is an excerpt from his discussion, “Therefore, who is that, inside that [Space Jockey] suit? That wasn’t a skeleton, that was a suit. And if you open up the suit, what do you get inside it? And why were they going, where were they going?”