As you may have noticed, summer 2012 movies are getting marketed like crazy as audiences head to the multiplex over the holidays. We’ve recently had at least one trailer every day this week for a summer film, and posters usually come along with the package. We haven’t gotten a trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (or anything beyond these images), but a poster for the film may have gone online. Collider reader John sent us a link to a snapped photo of what could be the film’s teaser poster. It looks legit, especially since there’s no MPAA rating on the bottom. Fakes usually carry that even though the film hasn’t come close to being screened and rated by the MPAA.
If it is the poster, it’s serviceable. There’s nothing to imply the connection to Alien (or Alien‘s DNA), but the poster lets you know it’s sci-fi and the movie arrives June 8, 2012. I can’t make out the tagline, but we’ll update the story when the official version is release. Hit the jump to check out the poster. The 3D film stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce. [Update: The poster was the real deal. You can check out the official, hi-res version after the jump.]
Some people are seeing a subtle similarity between this poster and the poster for Alien. I’m not seeing it, but I believe the comparison is intended and some folks will notice how the Prometheus poster references the Alien poster. I’ve put both below.