New ‘Prometheus’ Viral Video Teases Weyland Industries Recruiting at Comic-Con

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2012 at 9:42 am,

For a minute, it seemed as though Prometheus buzz was beginning to die down – now that the film is out and critics (read our review) as well as audiences (join our spoilers discussion) have shared their opinions on the film. However, a new viral video (with two more en route) seems to indicate that 20th Century Fox might still have a few more surprises in store for fans of Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe – since the film will have a presence at Comic-Con (despite sitting in theaters for nearly a month).

Now that the film has proven to be a box office success, could Fox be teasing the inevitable Prometheus sequel that Scott and writer Damon Lindelof have been discussing in interviews – or possibly one of the famed auteur’s Director’s Cut rereleases? Probably not.

While it’d certainly be exciting for the Prometheus faithful to see a sequel tease, as well as any fans still hoping that Scott will eventually connect the new storyline to Alien, given that the director is set to work on the Blade Runner sequel next, it’s unlikely that we’ll be hearing concrete Prometheus 2 news anytime soon. A Director’s Cut rerelease is similarly unlikely – given that we’re not talking about a movie that blew box office predictions out of the water and encouraged multiple trips to the theater.

At this point, any Prometheus marketing efforts have to be in service of something yet to come – as most film studios use Comic-Con as a targeted word-of-mouth machine and, even if everyone at the show was reignited with passion for the film, it’ll be fighting to stay in the box office top 10 by that point.

Prometheus Comic Con New Prometheus Viral Video Teases Weyland Industries Recruiting at Comic Con

As a result, it’s certainly possible that the Comic-Con presence is designed to raise awareness for the film’s home release in October – which could also mean a Director’s Cut option is still on the table. Of course, it could be nothing more than a minor promotion for a smaller tie-in – something along the lines of the recent Prometheus: The Art of the Film book.

The viral tease is disturbing enough but one look at the Project Prometheus Comic-Con webpage hints at even more creepy possibilities – specifically the use of the word “Recruiting.” What could Weyland Industries want with a bunch of comic book, movie, and TV geeks? Let’s just hope it doesn’t have anything to do with black goo.

Still wondering about how – exactly – Prometheus connects to Alien? Read our Prometheus – Alien Connection Explained article and for an in-depth discussion of the film by the Screen Rant team check out our Prometheus episode of the SR Underground podcast.

Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick for more on Prometheus as well as future movie, TV, and gaming news.

Prometheus is Rated R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language. Now playing in theaters.

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  1. How awesome would it be if they actually shot the sequel at the same time and somehow kept it quite the entire time and the date at the end is the relesase of that! A little far fetched but hey it would be something new in a time everything has been done

    • That would be truly fantastic, altho a bit hopeful.

      Could explain why they used Guy Pearce in a plastic old man shell instead of someone nearer the age.

  2. I hate the name Prometheus now. The movie ruined it for me. f****** silly ass movie, it was. False trails. Woo-pi-doo; a f****** xenomporh baby at the end. It must be awesome then. f*** off Ridley Scott.

  3. 1st off I’m going to put on my psychic hat and channel Miss Cleo by saying that much like Blade Runner I predict that Prometheus in 15yrs or so will be considered classic Sfi-Fi even though it was looked down upon by some during it’s original release.
    As far as the web-presence and viral videos still going around I think it will tie in some how with the Blu-ray release.
    This all reminds me of what Lindelof was involved with during Lost. There were always things piping up here and there especially when it came to home video releases.

    • Well in the UK, it’s already seen a a potential classic (it was the number 1 movie at the box office for 4 weeks before being knocked off the top spot last weekend by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and one of the greatest sci fi movies of all times.

    • The reason why some look down on Prometheus because it had a farfetched scientific approach. The plot was nearing “unbelievable” and apparently did not match any form of science today. Now, if you don’t know much about science, you may somewhat like the movie. But to those Biology, Anthropology, Biological Evolutionist lovers and experts, this movie was complete rubbish.
      The movie itself completely insults the well known facts of Darwin, Lucy(the humanoid primate found in East Africa preserved for millions of years) and many more.
      The movie is just an insult to science overall.

  4. The lady on that clip looks sort of… Yutani… Not to sound racial.

    • Too late…

  5. That was cool, but I feel like they should’ve left out the flashes of sootage from the movie. But, that’s just me. Still cool.

  6. good god.
    ridley scott DIRECTED prometheus.
    its damon lindelof (the hack from lost) who WROTE it.

    the directing was fantastic, the writing was awful. diss lindelof, not ridley scott.