Xenomorph confirmed in Prometheus trailer?!

If you blinked, chances are you probably missed it. The latest Prometheus trailer premiered this month during WonderCon, with con attendees being the first to get a glimpse. The trailer gave fans a little more insight into what Prometheus was about, but it also gave fans a glimpse of a familiar face…the Xenomorph.

If you watch the trailer closely, there is a split second where you can clearly see a Xenomorph encased into the wall of the alien ship. As you can see in the picture below, the body perfectly resembles that of a classic Xenomorph. The chest, the legs, the over-sized head, what you are looking at is definitely a Xenomorph.

Though this confirms the appearance of the alien race in the film, both Ridley Scott and the cast have said that this is not necessarily a prequel to Alien. It will take place in the same universe, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up about seeing the crew of the Prometheus getting a case of the chest-busters anytime soon. Ridley Scott said in an a earlier interview that the Xenomorph would not be involved and even he showed some disgust over what had become of the property.

No. Absolutely not. They squeezed it dry. He (the xenomorph) did very well. (He laughs) He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!

Scott is more than likely talking about the later Alien films and the Alien vs. Predator series. Even James Cameron, director of Aliens, turned down the chance to work on Prometheus because Fox was at the time working on developing the first Alien vs. Predator film.
At the open Q&A at WonderCon, Ridley Scott hinted that there is a chance fans could see a sequel to Prometheus if the film does well. When asked if the sequel would move the story closer to the film Alien, Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof revealed that if there was in fact a sequel it would be actually the opposite.

If there were a sequel to this movie, it would not be Alien. Normally, that’s the definition of a prequel. It precedes the other movies. The Star Wars prequels are going to end with Darth Vader going, “Noooo!,” unfortunately. There’s an inevitability, in watching a prequel, where you’re like, “Okay, if the ending of this movie is just going to be the room that John Hurt walks into, that’s full of eggs, there’s nothing interesting in that because we know where it’s going to end. With really good stories, you don’t know where it’s going to end. So, this movie, hopefully, will contextualize the original Alien, so that when you watch it again, maybe you know a little bit more. But, you don’t fuck around with that movie. It has to stand on its own. It’s a classic. If we’re fortunate enough to do a sequel to Prometheus, it will tangentialize even further away from the original Alien. When you go to the concert that is this movie, you want the Stones to play “Satisfaction.” There is this sense of us saying, “We want you to do something new, Ridley, but just give us a little bit of space jockey. Just play it! Even in the encore.” And, I think Ridley has given us the movie that I think we all want to see.

During a recent interview, Ridley Scott talked about how he always wanted to revisit the world he helped create in 1979 and was shocked that none of the sequels to Alien ever tried to include the story of the Space Jockey.

“[I’ve wanted to revisit the ‘Alien’ universe for] years! Years, years, years. I always wondered when they did [‘Aliens’] 2,3 and 4 why they hadn’t touched upon that, instead of evolving into some other fantastic story. They missed the biggest question of them all: who’s the big guy [the Space Jockey]? And where were they going? And with what? Why that cargo? There’s all kinds of questions.”

So, I guess it is safe to say that the Xenomorphs will likely be taking a back seat to the whole Space Jockey story. Hopefully, we will learn some new information on the Xenomorphs and possibly more about their origin. And if you can’t possibly wait till June 28th to find out, you can ruin Prometheus for yourself by visiting the link below but don’t say I didn’t warn you:

(WARNING) HUGE SPOILERS (WARNING)

Also, you can check out the full trailer below.

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