Hints at 'Prometheus' Continuance in Declassified Weyland Viral Doc
by Alex Billington
October 10, 2012
"What if the sequel to this movie is not Alien but another movie entirely?" So where will they go next? Now that Ridley Scott's Prometheus has fully landed on Blu-Ray, fans are breaking it down further, dissecting its plot and searching for more clues about its connection to the Alien universe. However, that quote at the start comes from Damon Lindelof, and it hints that there's more to this specific story than facehuggers evolving from some black goo. In fact - what exactly is that black goo? One of the biggest questions brought up by fans after seeing it, but a newly released viral infographic gives answers to that mysterious question.
This infographic was posted by the @PrometheusMovie account and official Facebook, with nothing besides the info. Reddit picked up on it and is trying to figure out what's going on. A description from Facebook teases that this infographic was made by Weyland after the events of Prometheus on planet LV-223. In full:
Weyland Declassified: In researching the aftermath of Project Prometheus, Weyland Industries managed to uncover an information manual written by the Engineers concerning a chemical agent found by the Prometheus crew. Linguistic components from the original document translated by a Weyland Industries’ cybernetic individual. (Sounds like David.) Beyond that, the "answers will come with the Blu-Ray release."
A couple of Reddit users go on to point out some of the most important aspects of this latest viral reveal: "It mostly seem to confirm that the goo is, indeed, a weapon, and explains the differences between inhaling the goo and ingesting it." Interesting. Did everyone on the ship inhale it, then? Another potent question: "So are these 'test' planets ones the Engineers used, or ones Weyland Corp. got their hands on and tested the goo on?" Is this, possibly, a tease that these test planets might be explored/referenced or visited in an upcoming sequel? Only time will tell. And in the meantime, we'll probably see Ridley make another Blade Runner before he returns to the Prometheus universe. Does this infographic provide many answers?