New Behind-the-Scenes Images from PROMETHEUS Reveal Unseen Alien

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Whatever you thought of the actual film itself, it’s an impressive feat that people are still talking about Prometheus with such intensity and passion nearly a week after its release.  In this instant-gratification age, most films are released on a Friday and become “old news” by Monday.  Ridley Scott’s return to sci-fi at least gave us something to talk about, and now it appears we have even more to discuss as a newly-released behind-the-scenes image gives us a look at an alien that didn’t actually appear in the film.  This confirms that there were deleted portions of the film’s opening sequence that included said extra-terrestrial.

Hit the jump to take a look at the image, as well as a few looks at the make-up process behind creating some of these creatures.  Obviously, spoilers for Prometheus follow.

This image reveals what we’ll refer to as “Elderly Engineer” and confirms that the beings that created humans do in fact age.  I’ve no idea how “Elderly Engineer” figured into the plot, but it appears that Scott felt the character’s scenes weren’t integral to the story he wanted to tell with Prometheus.  The director recently told Steve that the Blu-ray will include 20-30 minutes of deleted scenes, so hopefully we’ll get to see this guy in action when the film hits home video.

Check out the images (courtesy of Prometheus Forum) below, and if you missed our recap of what we know so far about the possible Prometheus sequel, click here.

Click over to Prometheus Forum for more images.

 




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  • El Alto

    Yeah, I had a feeling of disappointment, or “lacking” after watching Prometheus last weekend. Still, I tend to think about it pretty often. I’m starting to feel that it was apparently better than I initially gave it credit for.

    By not “spoon feeding” us all the answers, it’s cause us to actually (gasp!) think about things and (e-gad!) use our imaginations!

    • Griz

      I know what you mean . . . . in fact, just like when i saw Matrix 2 & 3, i sat through Prometheus and imagined that i was watching a much more cohesive movie.

  • Franklin

    It looks to me like the Elderly Engineer appeared in the beginning scene of the movie. He’s probably a priest, religious figure of some kind. I would guess he’s the one who passed on the jar of “black caviar” to the Engineer who sacrificed himself to seed the planet with his DNA.

  • MrTenno

    Voldemort it’s an alien?!

  • dogg

    Six packs are sooooo 2011. It’s all about the 10 pack now.

  • Cartoons brainwash squirrels

    People talked passionately about Trash Humpers for more than a week. I think it was 9 days.
    Credit where due: the make-up was excellent.

  • ED09

    Sorry dude, this film is not going away. It is too good for that, it just that guys like you don’t get it! This film changes everything, so deal with it!

    • Agent_Black

      Yarbles.

      It’s not about ‘getting it’ as there is nothing to get, Prometheus was a very 2 dimensional film full of crap dialogue and plot holes. Not to mention the stupid cliffhanger ending of Noomi Rapace flying around the galaxy with a talking head, it’s more Futurama than philosophy.

      “oh no, talking head. we’re trapped on this planet! oh wait a minute, there’s another space ship… can you fly it to the alien home world?”

      “yes”

      whoooosh!

      lame as feck.

      • Aj

        Before landing and exploring one of these hills, there was another seen behind it. Its quiet possible that there were more than one engineering facility with these aliens travelling back and forth to and from their planet. Why are you so averse to the possibility of another ship or for that matter another facility? Why are you so against the idea that an android could survive with only its head as was shown in Alien movies many times. Does the idea that the idea of God being an alien seem blasphemous to you or the idea that perhaps humans just evolved and by sheer luck developed a brain for higher learning capability? Given enough time maybe a monkey could develop human like learning capability as well and even consider us as God’s. We could even make it a reality with messing with their genes. But for whatever your true objections are, the actual reason you’ve stated is senseless. 20 years ago if I told you that you’re phone would be more powerful than the latest computer in existence, you would have laughed. If I told you that those tablet like devices used in star trek would be main stream in 15 years you would have thought me nuts. And yet here we are. So why does your mind not accept that some answers will perhaps be more apparent in the near future?

      • Jono the Furious

        Yeah, there’s no “getting it” when there’s a distinct impression even the writers/director weren’t entirely in the know. That’s how I felt each of the four times I’ve seen it trying to piece it together. But all this talk of, “Oh, it’ll all be explained in the sequel?” That’s bull, I’m sure you’ll agree. It’s shoddy workmanship and greedy if you think about it, to hype up HALF a film so much and then expect loyal cinema-goers and fans to fork out the expensive ticket price just to have the first one explained. Sequels are meant to build upon and expand an original idea – Aliens is a perfect example. But at least Alien was a complete and rounded film. Sure there were interesting and intriguing questions raised that were fun to discuss at length, but at least you got the satisfaction of having seen a fully-formed story. Prometheus’ advertising campaigns over months and months basically implied that all these niggling little curiosities we’d had about the Alien mythos would be answered. But what did we get? More questions, no real answers for the existing questions and an assurance (maybe not even that!) that ALL would be tied up later. No. That is not on. That’s cynical movie making trickery at its lowest. It’s the film equivalent of paying could money and waiting a long time for a bacon double cheeseburger, only to be presented with the bap, some lettuce and a massive question mark made out of ketchup.

  • nkutzler

    What? Prosthetics and practical effects instead of CGI? What is this, the 20th century?

    We love you Ridley Scott. The viral videos with Fassbender and Pearce were better than most full movies today.

    • IllusionOfLife

      “The viral videos with Fassbender and Pearce were better than most full movies today.”

      Including, unfortunately, the one that they were promoting.

  • douchebag

    The film is definitely very ambiguous as to whether or not these dudes intentionally seeded the earth to create humans or if it was an accident – or even possibly an act of defiance. I guess that’s what the sequel is for.

    But this new figure in the beginning sequence muddles the potential answer even more.

    • Franklin

      What I wonder is why there has been an assumption by critics of the movie’s plot that the Engineers are a singularly minded collective: logically, they are probably divided into several factions. Some want to seed other planets with their DNA; others want to prevent this, and wherever it happens on a planet, wipe out the beings that evolve on it.

      I mean, look at us humans — we have or own ideological differences among ourselves, and also live divided in separate nation states with their own agendas that often conflict with others. Why would the Engineers be any different?

  • Jim

    You should probably have the image changed on the top news thing on the homepage for people who haven’t seen the film yet

  • FFS

    Stop using the term jump. It’s 2012. There are no page breaks or ads, just one long article.

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  • SATAN

    this will generate poor blu rays sales. awful film

    • Bishop

      Aww… Don’t worry I think the Twicrap comes out soon. So you got something to get wet about…

      • Griz

        Whoa . . . . Satan’s really a chick?! . . . .Bishop, how long have you known about this . . . and when were you going to tell the rest of us? On a more serious note: Just saw Prometheus on student discount . . . and yet, somehow i still feel like i was robbed.

    • GET OVER IT!

      not at all. You have got to be a bit of a fool to just quickly dismiss this movie. It has flaws, major ones. But it gets you thinking about it and actually involves you, it is great sci-fi, fact.
      But as you obviously come across as being in the “fool’ category il let you off ;)

      • Marky

        looks like another person who works for FOX – you are mentally ill if you like this film

    • Professor_Zoom

      What are you smoking because I want some.

    • sense 11

      I’m not sure what standards your holding Prometheus against but they are unrealistic.

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  • Agent_Black

    “it’s an impressive feat that people are still talking about Prometheus with such intensity and passion nearly a week after its release”

    Interesting point but it’s been 13 years since Phantom Menace and people are still seething about that, I see parallel’s here.

  • Reggie

    I’m going to be pissed if the blu ray is actually better then the theatrical release because of the addition of delted scenes. This movie could’ve been so much better it felt like they were teasing us the whole time.

  • Keatz

    Are you fucking kidding me? You’re posting a picture of some aliens on the top threads! I live in Germany and have to wait to August to watch that fucking movie, and you’re spoiling it on the front page? I didn’t read any posts beside the first 2 trailers and the viral videos, just so I don’t spoil myself, but thank you Collider and Fuck you very much!!!!

    • Drew

      It’s your fault for clicking on the article. It says there will be spoilers so don’t click on the article and then don’t complain about spoilers once you click on the article.

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  • Crimson

    I hope they release a directors cut of Prometheus because the version released seemed to have been cut to shreds.

  • Alex

    It was a very good movie. If you consider it the “worst film ever” you are watching films wrong. Save the hyperbole for your Twitter account.

  • SuperCuteThunderKittenKisses

    I loved this movie. Really don’t understand the hate. I cannot wait for “Paradise!”

  • sense 11

    I absolutely loved Prometheus, science fiction done right. Especially the first scene.

  • El Alto

    I believe that this comment thread proves the article’s point. Everyone’s all worked up about liking/ disliking it.

    Haterz make you famous

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  • SuperCuteThunderKittenKisses

    I am taking my new wife to it tomorrow ’cause I ditched her to see it with the guys on opening day. Totally happy to see it again.

  • STFUtroll

    The movie was freaking amazing, as for the troll on here in a prometheus article talking crap about it is pretty sad agent_black im looking at you i get you have your opinions and i get it but stfu once is enough you just keep going on and on about it not just in here but other pages about it, the movie is very intellectual and makes you think Ive seen it twice now and i missed little things here and there the first time, there is a lot of symbolism in the movie dealing with the Sumerians , the issues with charlize’s character, even the idiots who are cattle in the movie,davids true intentions,what did David really say to the engineer before he went apesh!t?

    there is a lot to think about and why this movie even came out, its to learn about the space jockey aka the Malakak but also origins of things trying to not put any spoilers here, its the start of a new trilogy leading up to alien and if movie 2 comes out aka paradise i think they got more things to worry about as a pissed off crewman is on her way to the Malakak home world to take care of business. i honestly think Ridley pulled it off and will finish the story he has intended. I cant wait for the directors cut cause i think it will be perfect.

  • Joe

    I thought the film was quite good. There are no plot holes. Some people appear to be either confused or upset that they didnt get the movie they were anticipating (maybe a bit of both). Prometheus is definitely beautiful and compelling sci-fi. Go see it (in 2D)! I so hope Scott continues to explore this new thread with a sequel or two.

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  • Jono the Furious

    Yeah, there’s no “getting it” when there’s a distinct impression even the writers/director weren’t entirely in the know. That’s how I felt each of the four times I’ve seen it trying to piece it together. But all this talk of, “Oh, it’ll all be explained in the sequel?” That’s bull, I’m sure you’ll agree. It’s shoddy workmanship and greedy if you think about it, to hype up HALF a film so much and then expect loyal cinema-goers and fans to fork out the expensive ticket price for a sequel/conclusion just to have the first “installment” explained. Sequels are meant to build upon and expand an original idea – Aliens is a perfect example. But at least Alien and Aliens were completely rounded films. Sure there were interesting and intriguing questions raised that are fun to discuss at length, but at least you got the satisfaction of having seen fully-formed stories. Prometheus’ advertising campaigns over months and months basically implied that all these niggling little curiosities we’d had about the Alien mythos would be answered. But what did we get? More questions, no real answers even for the existing questions and an assurance (though maybe not even that!) that ALL would be explained up later. No. That is not on. That’s cynical movie making trickery at its lowest. It’s all very well to come up with theories about beloved films, but when it dominates the fundamentals of the film in its entirety, it loses its charm somewhat. It’s the film equivalent of paying good money and waiting a long time for a bacon double cheeseburger, only to be presented with the bap, some lettuce and a massive question mark made out of ketchup – with an extra charge to pay years later for the remaining ingredients.

  • harley

    Or maybe having developed their own DNA to its maximum level..
    they decided to create the utimate predatory life-form in order to evolve themselves through more organic adversity rather than scientific augmentation.
    when he drank the back caviar he knew that it would be hundreds of thousands of years before any answer was reached.
    THE IRONY is that the old human dude seeking extra life..was an abomination to the newly awoken central race.. who saw that his DNA over the millions of years had become weaker and stupid.
    and so he sought to destroy them.

  • Tarun The Kakkar

    Alien!!! Good thing to discuss… All are on the same page of the story but reading different lines, kindly try to consider the concept and then say that what will you do if you’ll be on that stage if you’ll find to generate and operate a life anywhere… and suppose if you do that than??? will you not like to keep an eye on your practical?? :)
    Every Civilization had the starting point but from where they originated actualy none knows, only ideas and concepts based on illusion and thoughts… Being human, we can think and decide and then be able to perform but all have the limitations whether it is a immortal or a devil.. haah!! action per reaction.. Alien did that because they were able to do that and we are not believing because to our ego satisfaction, it’s a gratitude to the story writer and the director too if they are capable to think and make the movie with their vision, we have no right to make fun or mess except to congrats those peoples as they dared to do so…..

  • Tarun The Kakkar

    Alien!!! Good thing to discuss… All are on the same page of the story but reading different lines, kindly try to consider the concept and then say that what will you do if you\’ll be on that stage if you\’ll find to generate and operate a life anywhere… and suppose if you do that than??? will you not like to keep an eye on your practical?? :)
    Every Civilization had the starting point but from where they originated actualy none knows, only ideas and concepts based on illusion and thoughts… Being human, we can think and decide and then be able to perform but all have the limitations whether it is a immortal or a devil.. haah!! action per reaction.. Alien did that because they were able to do that and we are not believing because to our ego satisfaction, it\’s a gratitude to the story writer and the director too if they are capable to think and make the movie with their vision, we have no right to make fun or mess except to congrats those peoples as they dared to do so…..

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