‘Prometheus’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos Reveal Huge ‘Alien’ Spoilers!

Director Ridley Scott discusses the God-like creatures seen in his new sci-fi thriller.

This movie has been out for a few days. Nonetheless, not all of you have seen it, so be warned:

*** There are huge spoilers ahead! ****

A new batch of behind-the-scenes photos has been released from Prometheus that reveal the Elder Engineer and a space jockey capsule from director Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller. Take a look at the photos, and read on to see what the filmmaker had to say about this 'God-like creature' who resides behind that iconic Space Jockey mask.

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Director Ridley Scott recently opened up about the engineers, who he compares to the dark angels in John Milton's poem Paradise Lost.

"So I always had it in there that the God-like creature that you will see actually is not so nice, and is certainly not God. As she says, 'This is not what I thought it was going to be, and I think we should get the Hell out of here or there won't be any place to go back to.'

That's not necessarily planted in the ground at the tail end of the third act, but I knew that's kind of where we should go, because if we've opened up this door -- which I hope we have because I certainly would like to do another one - I'd love to explore where the hell [Dr. Shaw] goes next and what does she do when she gets there, because if it is paradise, paradise can not be what you think it is. Paradise has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous. In a funny kind of way, if you look at the Engineers, they're tall and elegant ... they are dark angels. If you look at [John Milton's] Paradise Lost, the guys who have the best time in the story are the dark angels, not God. He goes to all the best nightclubs, he's better looking, and he gets all of the birds."

Click Here! to read the full interview with Ridley Scott.

Prometheus was released June 8th, 2012 and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.

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  1. jezebel

    Prometheus sucked so hard i felt compelled to write Ridley Scott a letter detailing it's douchiness & demanding my $12.50 & popcorn money back

    2 years agoby @jezebelFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @Craig-Pedley -- So, you tried to write a response on my page?

    Ah, that would make sense. You didn't spoil anything, from my stance.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. Craig Pedley

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx cheeky use of the brackets there. I was a little concerned that I had spoiled it for those who might not have seen it. I don't think so though.


    2 years agoby @Craig-PedleyFlag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    @Craig-Pedley -- Ah, all right. It doesn't bother me at all; I was just curious, that's all. I like the sound of that. Your assessment was intelligent, audacious, and (slightly) appropriate. Be sure to @mention, whenever you write a review.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. Craig Pedley

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I just wrote out a really long explanation of this as a comment on the notification but it said that I cannot comment, and also got rid of what I had written. In summary:

    FB post about Silent Hill -> Article about Robocop -> Article about Prometheus -> Annoyance at casual dismissal of others' opinions (long story) + frustrating history of discussions about Prometheus = snotty message.

    2 years agoby @Craig-PedleyFlag

  6. Craig Pedley

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I have @you this time as I can't seem to edit my previous post and posted it too soon:

    I was also assuming based on what I read in your post, though I will concede that I did miss the word 'seem to' before 'want to...' I had no interest in reading your other comments, I only looked at Robocop and Silent Hill2, so don't think i'd create a count just for you.

    If it really bothers you, I am sure I will be commenting in future. I may even 'review' things. You can distinguish me from twofilm guy or whatever as I don't tend to bother with quantification measures like c- or 3star or whatever.

    2 years agoby @Craig-PedleyFlag

  7. Nicholaus XX

    @Craig-Pedley -- That's not an easy thing to figure out, seeing as though I've never witnessed something like that before(without it being a mistake). Not @mentioning me, and continuing on would've worked. So, what inspired you to post on a months-old article, on a website you've never been to?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  8. Craig Pedley

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I @myself rather than send it to you twice, I assumed you'd figure that out.

    I am not 2 movies guys, I merely logged-in with my Facebook account. In fact yesterday was the first time I have visited this site.

    2 years agoby @Craig-PedleyFlag

  9. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- Probably, along with using @mentions for the first time. Notice how they just made this 'account', to comment on this 'particular' article.

    Hello, @2movieguys.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Heat of the moment, perhaps

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. Nicholaus XX

    @Craig-Pedley -- Before I begin, you should know that that post was done in the heat of the moment. The same user posted their disliking for the movie several times, in practically every other "Prometheus" article. They're entitled to that, but so am I to call them out on it. That's probably because I've already done so, a few times beforehand. Repeating yourself like a broken record gets old.

    You have me wrong there, buddy. Nice job assuming; making an ass out of yourself. Guess we're in the same wagon? How delightful.

    Disagreements aside, I really like your take on the film. The movie wasn't anything special, but it was entertaining, and visually appealing. I walked into "Prometheus" expecting a decent/good movie, in it's own merits. Nothing more, nothing less. I wasn't fooled by the philosophical narrative, or the metaphorical underlying messages. It was a popcorn flick, and I enjoyed it. Don't get the wrong notion, though. I don't usually say that about movies. Besides the first Transformers (which was okay), they all fell flat, and just because a movie flaunts it's action-sequences/visuals, doesn't mean you should degrade your standards; it just means you should know what to expect, and judge accordingly.

    May I ask why you @mentioned yourself?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  12. Craig Pedley

    @Craig-Pedley to add: I understand that this was meant to not operate as a direct prequel to Alien, but it didn't do enough to operate as a side-step prequel. It deferred too much to either prior knowledge of the 'Universe' or dealing with a presumed sequel of its own. Whislt not an entirely new tactic it did undermine the film's merits as an individual piece.

    2 years agoby @Craig-PedleyFlag

  13. Craig Pedley

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx who are you to determine whether someone's opinion is 'valid' or not? Especially given your own insightful post offered nothing constructive, of substance. Essentially you disagreed in a tediously supercilious manner, attempting to portray yourself as erudite and intelligent. In reality, you made yourself look something of an ass.

    Not that you want to read others' opinions, more sneer at their taste, I thought that Prometheus was massively underwhelming. Visually it was flat and washed-out, and, whilst it could be argued that this fits in with the overarching concept I think it would be disingenuous to do so.
    There were too many disparate concepts that were brought in to the film and either neglected, forgotten, or explicated in a contrived way. It felt like a sixth-form attempt at an esoteric investigation in to existentialism and it fell massively flat in its endeavours. The characters are mere cyphers, nothing more.
    That's not to say it was entirely without merit, it tried a great deal harder than most other big-budget, mainstream films, but that's both its boon and its disadvantage.

    I think Eric Henderson summarised my feelings best:
    In the end, the movie's (very interesting) failures are a little like looking directly into the mindset of Ridley Scott's decision to revisit Alien in the first place. The closer he examines what has to count as one of his two or three successful movies, the more he risks making it die on the operating table.

    In space, everyone can hear you try too hard.

    2 years agoby @Craig-PedleyFlag

  14. Oliver Mason

    Well i was on set for the making of 'Prometheus' and have to say the amount of work that went into the set build alone was just staggering! Then going to see this film in 3D really gave me an insite to Sir Ridley Scott's amazing talent. However i would have liked to have seen a bigger more direct link between the first film and Prometheus. I understand now where the Aliens came from but the film did not really show me how they evolved into the 7ft tall terror that Sigourney Weaver battled against! The exciting thing is that Scott has left it wide open for the second installment 'Prometheus 2 Paradise coming'. All in all a fantastic Sci-Fi film.

    2 years agoby @Oliver-MasonFlag

  15. Spook Show

    Movie was FANTASTIC! I wish I did go see it in a 3D IMAX..

    3 years agoby @Spook-ShowFlag

  16. Nicholaus XX

    @2movieguys -- Do you honestly think we care what you think about the movie? This is your 4-5th comment degrading the movie! You didn't like the movie, and that's too bad. But, that doesn't mean you can flaunt your invalid opinion on the movie(Noomi Rapace was unconvincing, and kept the "same" expression through most of the film? Would it be condescending if I put lol in caps? Oh, it would? LOL! Not only that, but you felt the movie lacked suspense. Did we watch the same movie? It was anything but dull and colorless! The script was a little flat, however). You told us that, twice already.

    I find it interesting that the people that hated the movie talk about it more than the people that actually loved it. You've been compelling and you don't even realize it! If you hated the film so much, write a review pouring your hatred out, and get over it. Now, do us all a favor, and shut up about it.

    Oh, and one more thing: I love how you said "Prometheus" was dull, colorless, and flat - yet you rated "Quantum Of Solace", "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull", and "Speed Racer"(....), among others(which I haven't seen, but got terrible reception) very highly.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  17. CelluloidDreams

    I was unimpressed by Noomi Rapace as Shaw - she was an unconvincing lead. I could careless what she found. She kept the same expression through most of the film. Nothing strong about her.

    A friend who saw the film with me, felt like it was a "Stargate SG-1"Tv episode mashed with "Chariots of the Gods" the doc*mentary film.

    The film also lacked suspense.

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  18. CelluloidDreams

    "Prometheus" was "perfectly entertaining", however it did not live up to my pre-release expectations. ...Dull..flat and very colorless...My Final Rating: C-.

    If this was a return trip to the world of "Alien"...I should have taken another flight!.

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  19. Replicant

    @Michael-Kolesik Honestly the only thing I can tell you is to not go in expecting to see "Alien 2" or something. People who went to see this expecting it to be "more like Alien" were the ones who were most disappointed.

    I'm also a huge Alien and Ridley Scott fan, but I went seeing this knowing that it's more of a spin-off set in the Alien universe and I absolutely loved it.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  20. David garcia

    The movie is amazing, it only focus on the mala'kak (aka sj/engineer), to me sir ridley scott did excellent job on the film, just like he said earlier, the movie takes a different direction from Alien even though it is connected to the first movie.

    3 years agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  21. Michael Kolesik

    @felipe-11 So, these are NOT the Space Jockeys? Please tell me it's so. I'm gonna be seeing this movie this week and I've had HIGH expectations since it's an Alien movie being directed by Ridley Scott (I'm a hardcore Alien fan), but if this is what the Space Jockeys really look like I'm gonna be heartbroken.

    3 years agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  22. Xoptionm3

    Thomas are you serious... first of all, a sequel following shaw will explain why they made the face grabbers smaller and the aliens bigger and why they are making them in the first place to wipe out races... second AvP is completely its own timeline, and the original predator and alien creators have nothing to do with them... they are stupid and are not connected in any way so why would ridley scott do anything to attached them to his alien chronology... also this is years and years before alien so there are a lot of things to happen before sigourney ever made it to space... This film was the perfect "prequel" stand alone story... most of you are morons how to do have such unrealistic and stupid expectations ... they literally showed why they were making aliens (to kill races) and now the sequel will show why they wanted to kill races and how their perfect killers evolved into the aliens we know and love... but serious who would be dumb enough to want to tie Predator and Alien to AvP.

    3 years agoby @xoptionm3Flag

  23. Mr. Fixit


    3 years agoby @mrfixitFlag

  24. Mr. Fixit

    Diaper dude seriously looks like Chris Masters from WWE.

    3 years agoby @mrfixitFlag

  25. the Narrator


    Scott's and Cameron's respective classics, and to a lesser extent David Fincher's Alien3, do not associate themselves with the AVP films dawned by a financially desperate studio. Fox owned the rights to both franchises and figured a cross over between the two killing machines of sci-fi would be cool. They were proven wrong TWICE, by both critics and audience members alike. I don't think any real fans of the original Alien would care to see how the two very different sets of films connect.

    We'd rather we put the AVP films to the very back of our minds and enjoy what we have in Predator and to a lesser extent Predator 2, as well as Alien, Aliens, and to a lesser extent Prometheus and Aliens3.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  26. Thomas Locke

    I can't believe the amount of bullsh*t I just read, where does Scott get off on the idea that that many people are interested in what happens to Shaw, screw her, why not diverge in closing the gap between Prometheus and Alien because clearly, if you've seen the film, there's still quite a large amount of space to be filled. Another thing that I, and I'm sure most if not all Alien fans, want to see is a complete and sensible timeline stretching from the AVP film to the Predator films, to the Alien films. Two more movies should be made one before the first AVP(possible title being "AVP:The First Hunt"), both explaining the actual Alien origin/first Alien creation and explaining how the Predators know the species so well. The second in-between Prometheus and Alien(possible title being "Xenomorph") to fill the gap, and reveal more about the Alien's life cycle and evolution.

    3 years agoby @Thomas-LockeFlag

  27. Replicant

    @bawnian-dexeus Agreed, the Engineers looked amazingly epic.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  28. Replicant

    @Michael-Kolesik So you haven't seen Prometheus yet? You shouldn't be reading this article...

    In fact, it's kinda f*cked up that the thumbnail for the article already spoiled what the engineers look like for people who haven't seen it yet. This is why I watch movies on opening day.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  29. the MovieGhost

    @narrator Pff, yeah exactly xD

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  30. Michael Kolesik

    What the f...? What happened to the screaming face with wide-eyes that we saw early in Alien?! Are you trying to tell me that this species designs it's helmets to look like screaming-in-agony elephants?! Ridley Scott is ripping his OWN story apart!

    3 years agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

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