If the Advil and sunglasses aren’t enough to help cure your P.A.S. (Post Avengers Syndrome), then perhaps the next round of blockbusters can help guide you on your road to recovery.
In a summer that will be dominated by big names such as The Avengers, Spider-Man and Batman, 20th Century Fox’s Prometheus continues to build a slow buzz, just waiting for its chance to attack the box office. Apple has released the first official clip from Prometheus, and if you’ve seen the trailers for the Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) directed sci-fi film, then you are well aware that Prometheus feels much more like an event than an actual film.
The clip shows a team of explorers on board the spacecraft Prometheus, as it prepares for landing on an alien planet. As rumors continue about Prometheus possibly being an Alien prequel, one has to wonder if the crew is preparing for landing on the same planet from Scott’s 1979 classic. Scott and the film’s crew continue to keep mum on whether Prometheus has any direct affiliation to the Alien franchise.
The crew of Prometheus consist of an A-list cast led by Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Shame), Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Idris Elba (The Wire, Thor).
The official synopsis for Prometheus, courtesy of Fox, reads as follows:
“Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.”
Is it possible that by the end of the summer of 2012 we may look back at all of the blockbusters the season brings us and still be talking about how Prometheus walked away with the crown? Perhaps after we have completely recovered from Post-Avengers Syndrome, we may find ourselves battling a new version of P.A.S., only this time it will stand for ‘Post-Alien Syndrome.’ Much like the terrible affliction the crew of Prometheus will face.
Prometheus is scheduled for release on June 8th, 2012.