Charlize Theron Chokes Michael Fassbender in New Prometheus Preview Clip
05.24.12 by Ryan
Whether it was by an android or a corporate shill, the crews of Alien and Aliens found themselves pawns in the hands of the Weyland-Yutani corporation and their pursuit of an alien life form. Since director Ridley Scott's Prometheus is set in the same universe as Alien (perhaps a prequel — vote's not in yet), the presence of both Charlize Theron as Weyland Corporation employee Meredith Vickers, and Michael Fassbender as Weyland's latest android David seemed to imply that the crew of the Prometheus were going to be doubly-screwed by Weyland Industries. However, a recently released featurette suggested that Theron's Vickers might actually be working in the crew's best interest, even if she seems to lack a favorable amount of social skills.
In the latest clip from Prometheus, which aired on an episode of The Tonight Show where Theron was a guest, sees Vickers confront David in a hallway and demand to know what "he" said, revealing that there's some behind-the-scenes entity pulling the strings on the Prometheus mission.
It would be easy to suggest that the "he" of the conversation is Weyland CEO Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), but considering the movie's viral campaign saw Weyland deliver a TEDTalk from 2023 while the movie takes place some 66-70 years later, it might be someone else, perhaps Peter's successor?
Whoever it might be, it adds just another level of intrigue to the movie, which suits us just fine. Written by Lost writer-producer Damon Lindelof, we're sure there are several more mysterious moments in the movie, which also stars Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Rafe Spall.