Home Entertainment Just who is Guy Pearce playing in Prometheus? And what is his connection to Alien? SPOILERS AHOY!

Just who is Guy Pearce playing in Prometheus? And what is his connection to Alien? SPOILERS AHOY!

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Oh, Ridley Scott. I understand that you’re a very busy man, so you might not have time to get to grips with this whole newfangled “internet” thingamabob, but you need to realize that just because you’re speaking to some obscure little news outlet in Hungary about your highly anticipated but highly secretive film, doesn’t mean that you can just spill some big details willy-nilly.

Because there are people out there like AvP Galaxy, who make it their job to internet stalk you and will get translators in to figure out what you said, especially when it involves the description of an up to now mysterious character.

Scott had this to say about Pearce’s role:

“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.”

Let me just come straight out and say that I am of the firm belief that every single person attached to Prometheus is a big, fat liar. Tricksy hobbitses, they can talk all they want about how Prometheus has no connection to Alien, but they ain’t fooling me. Anybody in the possession of even semi-functional sight, hearing and intelligence can see the connection between the two films. Hell, they even made the two trailers look the same.

So I think Mr. Scott and company are trying to pull the old smoke ‘n mirrors misdirection trick, so that when that first Xenomorph suddenly shows up on screen in Prometheus, it will be like the mythical brown noise had filled the cinema and the entire audience will collectively and simultaneously void their bowels. And love it.

Last Updated: February 27, 2012

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