Prometheus promo takes a dump on Alien vs. Predator

Here’s a promo for Prometheus of Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland speaking at TED 2023. The promo was shown exclusively to audiences at TED 2012, a convention about “Ideas Worth Spreading”. An interesting thing about the promo is the date, as the upcoming film is set in 2085. The biggest news about this promo is that Ridley Scott doesn’t consider Alien vs. Predator as canon.

According to the TED site, Peter Weyland is the man behind Weyland Corporation, a company that is miles ahead with the first “realistic humanoid robotic system” and “launched the first privatized industrial mission to leave the planet Earth.” The company is also the precursor to Weyland-Yutani, the greedy corporation that was featured in the Alien movies. What this means is that the storyline in Alien vs. Predator isn’t canon, since that film had Charles “Bishop” Weyland as the founder of Weyland Industries.

The short promo was directed by Luke Scott, Ridley Scott’s son, and created by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof.

Prometheus will be in theaters on June 8th, 2012.

Source: TED2012 via Bloody Disgusting

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