Prometheus: Charlize "Vickers" Theron Gets the Spotlight in Latest Featurette
05.21.12 by BJSprecher
After witnessing the nefarious lengths that Ash (Ian Holm) and Carter Burke (Paul Reiser) were willing to go to in the service of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation in Alien and Aliens, respectivly, we admit to having pre-judged Meredith Vickers, the Weyland Corporation employee played by Charlize Theron in Prometheus. But, after watching the latest Prometheus featurette dedicated to Vickers, we're starting to think that director Ridley Scott might be throwing us yet another curveball — the whole Alien-universe-movie-with-no-actual-Aliens being the biggest curveball — setting up Vickers to be a heroic figure, if a bit of a control freak, rather than yet another duplicitous corporate stooge. Or, at the very least, Vickers might simply be the one sane person on the entire mission.
The cast includes Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw, Idris Elba as Janek, Michael Fassbender as David, Sean Harris as Fifield, Rafe Spall as Milburn, Logan Marshall-Green as Charlie Holloway, Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland, Kate Dickie as Mudow, and Patrick Wilson as Shaw's father. Prometheus was written by Damon Lindelof (Cowboys and Aliens) from a script originally written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) to be a prequel to Alien.