If you’ve been as excited as we are around these parts for Ridley Scott’s return to sci-fi (and the Alien universe?) then chances are this weekend was like opening up your favourite box of cereal and finding not just the one promised mystery surprise, but a completely unexpected second one. (Strangely, neither of which turned out to be diabetes.)
Not only were we greeted by the promised second trailer for Prometheus, but an unexpected IMAX trailer was also released, and they’re both amazing!
Chances are you’re probably not even reading these words, so let me keep it succinct. First up is the 1 min IMAX trailer that appeared unexpectedly on Friday. It’s a flurry of new scenes intercut in such a way so as to look incredible, but still shedding absolutely nothing on the story:
Now, this technique of keeping a shroud of secrecy on the plot elements has been par for the course for Prometheus, so imagine my surprise to view this second trailer, which gives us the most info we’ve received thus far on just exactly what the hell is going on. Oh and did I mention that it’s so awesome that it might have given me a brain aneurysm?
“Big things have small beginnings.” This is the standout line/moment for me. To me, this implies some kind of origin story. But the origin of what? It’s always been suggested that the Xenomorphs from Alien were the bio-weapons of some advanced civilization. [WARNING: WILD SPECULATION AHEAD] Could it be that what we’re seeing is the creation of the prototypes for that bio-weapon? Does Michael Fassbender’s android, David, become the Space Jockey? Why does it sound like Charlize Theron’s character knows a bit more than anybody else? What is her role?
And most importantly, why in the name of Sigourney Weaver’s tiny panties is it not the 8th of June yet?!
Last Updated: March 19, 2012