5 Things We Just Learned About 'Prometheus'



Ridley Scott‘s much-anticipated “Alien” prequel, “Prometheus,” launched in theatres today.Before you go out and see the summer blockbuster, put your “Alien” knowledge to the test.

From hints of a sequel, original names of the film, to the inspiration behind the movie, take a look at five tidbits we unsurfaced from interviews with the crew of “Prometheus.”

We may be getting a sequel.

Will there be a sequel to the 'Alien' prequel? It didn't seem possible, but co-writer Damon Lindelof hinted in an interview with space.com that it's possible:

'... We were always looking at it in terms of the result of this movie being that it will have two kids. One of those kids is going to be 'Alien,' and the other kid will be its own sort of genetic, original line, and that child -- like Cain and Abel -- is going to go off and have an entirely different set of its own kids and adventures that will feel like they are of the same universe.'

Original titles for 'Prometheus' included Paradise

Steven Messing, the concept artist and visual effects art director of 'Prometheus,' revealed to Hollywood.com that the sci-fi thriller had several different names even when the script wasn't finished.

Look closely while watching 'Prometheus' and you'll see artwork inspired by the film's sequel, 'Alien,' according to Messing.

'... There are similar sets, like the pilot chamber set in our film. It's from the same world, but it's not the same exact set. It's a little more mechanical. The filigree on it is a bit cleaner and less organic. A lot of those changes in aesthetic…Ridley would call the old Giger stuff porkchops.'

Compare the photo on the right with this image from the original.

Fox didn't want Naoomi Rapace as the lead.

Though Rapace was known for playing hacker, Lisbeth Sanders, in the Swedish version of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' films, Fox was hesitant she wasn't mainstream enough for American audiences. On top of that, the studio was concerned with her shaky English.

Scott backed her entirely and worked diligently with the actress to master an English test.

'You don't have to prove anything, this is not a test for me. You're my girl. We're just doing this together so they can see that you can act in English.'

Bonus: Ridley Scott did not intend to create the first female action hero.

Now check out movie scenes recreated by Legos.

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