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Do you guys remember this scene from Alien?
Ridley Scott himself was always surprised as to why nobody did anything with Space Jockey's character in Alien franchise. As much as he likes the direction James Cameron chose in "Aliens", he always felt that Jockey's story should be told. And guess what? It will be, in "Prometheus".
The official synopsis for the movie says: "a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race." What have been speculated for a long time is that the origins of mankind, the very first people in this movie were...created by Space Jockeys, the engineers. So the humanoid on the picture is most likely one of those.
But if you look closely, there is something coming out of his arm and forming into a creature. Also there is a weird tear in the rib area of his body. Clearly Jockey is creating something. What is it though?
Is the teasing fun? No. Will it work? Yes. If they persistently keep saying "no Aliens" and then using their metaphors and there will be no Aliens in the movie, they will be able to say "Hey, we told you so'. But in this moment, it seems we can expect to see our beloved creatures. I'm basing it mostly on final words of the article published in Empire.
What are the new hits? Based on the trailer alone, quite a few:
At the screening of the new footage in London few days ago a particularly interesting thing was shown - Chris Hewitt at Empire said: "[...] a tiny thing which, true to form for this franchise, has a mouth that is redolent of female genitalia – rearing up, presumably while the Prometheus crew is completing their first sweep of the planet. What does this mean? It’s not a facehugger, or an Alien, but something else entirely" The thing he is describing is probably the creature we briefly saw in the trailer getting into someone's suit: