Even though Ridley Scott pronounced his Alien prequel dead, his new movie is leaking new details that A) creep us out and B) hint that Scott's Prometheus will fit perfectly into the Alien mythology that Scott created years ago.
Possible spoilers ahead...
We didn't realize how much of the old Alien world-building would remain inside Prometheus when the director announced that the new, supposedly unrelated movie would have "strands of Alien's DNA." These strands are more like giant whopping face-huggers. Sky is reporting that not only will the Space Jockeys from the original downed ship in Alien be making a cameo, but so will the Xenomorphs!
They've built the ‘space jockey' cockpit at Pinewood as seen in the original Alien film, so it definitely takes place in the same world as Alien", they told us. "Despite that press release that seemed to indicate there were no aliens in the movie, the familiar HR Giger-style aliens do appear. Big ones apparently."
And as for the DNA comment made earlier, it seems that the actual xenomorph DNA is essential to the Prometheus plot:
"Part of the film will be shot in Morocco. I've heard that some sort of archaeological dig where they discover alien DNA takes place there, and that DNA gives them the coordinates for an alien world. I've also heard Morocco is being used for alien planet landscapes, so I'm not sure if it's an archaeological dig on another planet," they revealed.
But wait — it's not all retreaded Alien mythology material. Ridley's new flick WILL have new creatures, thanks to a few ideas from screenwriter Damon Lindelof:
"The main spaceship in the film will be piloted by an enormous head which I assume will be CGI. Yep, sounds weird but I assume some of the technology will be sort of biomechanical."
That last bit sounds amazing. Couple all this alien news with the recent reports that Michael Fassbender has signed on to play an android in the movie, and you've got a pretty exciting film that stands alone, but still stays perfectly at home in the Alien world. With the recent continuity going on in the Marvelverse and Paramount, it's pretty grand to see another movie maker trying to stretch out the world he's created, in new and interesting ways.