Prometheus Character Information

2011/09/28 23:12:27 +00:00 | Jonathan James

We were really hoping that the Comic-Con footage from Prometheus would have been officially released by now or that we'd see a teaser trailer, but we shouldn't have to wait too much longer. Until then, we have some new character information and a slightly updated plot synopsis.

Prometheus writer and producer Damon Lindelof recently spoke with MTV and talked about Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron's characters in the film:

On Michael Fassbender's Character: "He plays a robot. One of the things that evokes the idea of 'Blade Runner' is, 'What does the movie look like from the robot's point of view?' If you were to ask him, 'What do you think about all of this? What's going on? What do you think about these humans who are around you?,' wouldn't it be cool if we found a way for that robot to answer those questions. When you cast a guy like Fassbender, who's going to bring a lot more to it than [makes clichéd robot movements] — that was me doing the robot, I don't know if you could tell — it's not Anthony Daniels. All due respect. He's phenomenal. But C-P3O…"

On Charlize Theron's Character: "Her character's name is Meredith Vickers and she's sort of a corporate entity. That's another one of the familiar things from the 'Alien' movies — that there are corporate interests in play. I feel like Charlize brought a new spin on that old variation. It's a remix …. I don't think she's slimy [like Paul Reiser's character in 'Aliens']. She's not the fast-talking, snake-oil face of the company. By the way, "What company is she a face of?," I think is a big part of the fun. As we were developing the script, she had some really cool ideas that made it not the suit you're used to."

For more information from the interview, visit the source link below. Here is the slightly updated plot synopsis from the film's Facebook page:

"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."

Directed by Ridley Scott, Prometheus is scheduled for release on June 8th, 2012 and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson, Ben Foster (rumored) and Guy Pearce.

Source: MTV News