Ridley Scott Finally Reveals Link Between 'Prometheus' and 'Alien'
Ever since the project was revealed, fans have been trying to figure out whether or not Prometheus is really some sort of prequel to Alien. Director Ridley Scott and several others have only commented on "the DNA" of the 1979 sci-fi horror film being within the 2012 release. However, speculation remains rampant that there's something bigger in the film and Scott and company are just good at keeping it under wraps. That could very well be the case, but perhaps in an effort to keep that secret under wraps, Scott spoke with a Hungarian news outlet (via ComingSoon) and revealed the real link between his two sci-fi films.
Before you read any further, you should be aware of any slight spoilers for those who don't want Prometheus tainted in anyway when it hits theaters later this year. Here's what Scott had to say about the film, which actually ties into Guy Pearce's mystery character in the story:
“When the first 'Alien' movie and 'Blade Runner' were made, I thought that in the near future the world will be owned by large companies. This is why we have the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner, and Weyland-Yutani in 'Alien.' They sent the Nostromo spaceship.
The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland, and is played by Guy Pearce. That’s the connection between the two films, and nothing more. 'Prometheus' is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well."
Honestly, the link is a little bit disappointing, and while this information may be true, I'm hoping Scott is just throwing us a bone so that we don't keep digging in the backyard for his real treasure. Otherwise, this seems like more of an Easter egg than a real link between the films that actually matters. It does mean that the films exist in the same universe, but Scott really seems to be hellbent on proving that this is a standalone film. Perhaps having Alien DNA only means that the tone, spirit and style of the original 1979 film will be present on the big screen. A little disappointed, or still hopeful for a bigger link?