I don’t really see this as much of a spoiler when it comes to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, a film that started as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 feature Alien and morphed into something said to have strands of Alien DNA. After much speculation and reporting on whether or not the two had anything in common I came to the conclusion Prometheus is essentially a movie in the same world as Alien, but will tell a different story.
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In an interview with Hungarian news outlet Mozenezo (via AVP Galaxy), Scott was asked about Guy Pearce‘s role in the film, a role I believe he hoped to keep secret entirely, including the fact Pearce was in the movie at all.
Yet, people kept poking, and, at one time, it was believed Pearce’s character’s name was Stannison, but Scott now reveals it to be Peter Weyland, a surname I’m sure hardcore Alien fans are already drooling over. Scott’s statement, in which he goes a bit further when it comes to the connection between the two films, continues:
So just how much of a role will Pearce’s Peter Weyland have in the film? In January he told MTV, “I’m only [in the film] for a minute.”
Even with that little tidbit of added knowledge, the extent to which the films are connected remains suspicious, but I hope no more is revealed. This isn’t much of a spoiler since it essentially just continues down the logic that the two films exist in the same world, in as much as in new films today you would assume Boeing and/or Airbus made commercial airplanes.
Hopefully we’ll only learn the true connection once the film hits theaters on June 8. With that said, if you haven’t yet seen the version of the trailer without the title playing over the images, check it out directly below.