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.
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