Patrick Wilson Joins the Cast of Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS

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Filming is well underway on Ridley Scott’s quasi-Alien prequel Prometheus but great actors keep joining the cast.  We knew the cast already included Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce and now it looks like Patrick Wilson (Watchmen) is also in the mysterious sci-fi flick.  In an interview with Wilson for his upcoming TV show A Gifted Man, the TampaBay.com [via CBM] mentioned the following:

Wilson will need to leverage everything he’s learned from Shorecrest [Wilson's hometown] to a new role in the highly anticipated Alien prequel Prometheus (directed by original Alien auteur Ridley Scott) for his latest challenge.

We don’t know anything about his role but we don’t really know much of anything about the project other than it has the “DNA” of the Alien franchise.  Prometheus opens in 3D on June 8, 2012.  Wilson will next be seen in theaters in Jason Reitman’s Young Adult.  If you need your Wilson fix faster than that, A Gifted Man premieres on CBS on September 23rd.




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  • Tarek

    Can anyone gives an interview to Sir Ridley Scott ? It will be very appreciated.

  • March Jones

    It will be interesting to see if or which of the various interpretations of the Space Jockey’s species in the novelisations, graphic novels, etc they have used in Prometheus.

    In Alan Dean Foster’s novelisation of Alien, Ash describes the Space Jockey’s race as a noble people and hopes that mankind will encounter them under more pleasant circumstances. It also states that they were larger, stronger and possibly more intelligent than humans. Foster’s novelisation states that the Jockey was trying to warn humans away from the Xenomorphs.

    In Steve Perry’s Earth Hive, the Space Jockey’s race are referred to as collectors because they collect Xenomorph eggs. In Michael Jan Friedman’s Aliens: Original Sin, the race is referred to as the Mala’kak. According to the comic book The Destroying Angels, the Xenomorphs caused the species to become extinct 1.6 million years ago.

    Mark Verheiden’s Aliens graphic novel depict the Space Jockey’s race as malevolent; they refrain from attacking humans due to their immense hatred of their common enemy, the Xenomorphs, but they intend to wipe out and/or enslave humanity once their war with the Xenomorphs is over. In the series, a Space Jockey-like creature communicates telepathically with humans.

    It is possible that the Alien Queen came from the Space Jockey and laid all the eggs in that ship. It was as big as the Queen was, the only giant alien in Aliens (1986) was the Queen and strangely there was no trace of the alien which was born from the Space Jockey.

    • Jerry

      March, That is a great amount of Info! Some of those I didn’t know about! Thank You!

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