So are there Xenomorphs in Prometheus or not? Is it a direct prequel to Alien or not? I don’t know if the answers to these questions matter so much, but there’s a real burning need to know simply because we’re not being told.
Yeah, I’m kind of obsessed with Prometheus. This one feels right to me, like a great movie waiting in the wings. And so I find myself picking over details, getting into that fannish state of mind that I only feel every two years or so anymore, when a truly worthy project comes along to get all obsessive about.
The latest sort of news/mostly rumor/pretty much all reasonable conjecture that could have been come up without sources is from Bleeding Cool, who writes:
Quite simply: it has the Alien aliens in it. The catch, though, is that you might not recognise them – at least, not at first.
Remember how the alien took on canine qualities after gestating in a dog? You may even suppose that the first film’s alien was so recognisably humanoid because it had grown in a human. The same applies here: generation by generation, the creature mutates. As Prometheus begins, the xenomorph is not too recognisable. Sure, it has that alien DNA that Scott and Fassbender teasingly referred to, but it’s missing… well, it’s missing human DNA. Or dog DNA.
All you have to do is imagine how it might look if it were to mix DNA with another alien species… and I think we’re starting to work it all out.
So it would seem that despite all the hullaballoo, Prometheus is in fact a direct prequel to Alien. A long, long time ago - like two years ago - an insider told me that Scott’s plan was to create a new trilogy that had as its starting point the universe and then took a sharp turn away. It sounds like that plan is still in operation.