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Horror movie news website Bloody Disgusting has posted something very interesting. They claim that Ian Whyte (AvP, AvP Requiem) will be playing one of the Engineers in Prometheus. It is rumoured that we will see multiple Engineers and it’s no secret that the beings are massive. I’m just a bit surprised we didn’t hear about this sooner.

In Twentieth Century Fox’s Prometheus, arriving in theaters June 8, one of these Space Jockeys is referred to as “The Engineer”. While there are said to be multiple engineers, Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that Ian Whyte will portray one of them. He will soon be referred to as our “creator” or “God”… Whyte also worked in costume as the Predator in both Alien vs. Predator films. We’ll hopefully have more soon as there are quite a bit of interesting rumors surrounding this casting. We’ll work on confirming before we report back.

In other news, there’s a new interview with Charlize Theron over on TotalFilm. She says she plays the villain in the film and you’ll find out she has an agenda in the third act. There’s another interview with writer Damon Lindelof on LA Times. He doesn’t give much away, unfortunately.


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  1. Engineers in Prometheus are meant the Jockeys...Not sure about that, but it is very plausible.

    i know, i was just pointing out that the words can have a similar meaning and its this ambiguity that led to imdb and other sites listing two actors as playing space jockey/god engineers when in reality theyre playing human mechanic/engineers like brett and parker...

    imdb since had to change the listing after realising the mistake but it has caused a lot of confusion among fans.

    thanks

    rich
  2. Anyone else finding the term 'Engineer' being retrofitted to 'Mechanic' on certain sites?
    So are all these actors that have been labelled such, just another couple of blue-collar workers like Parker and Brett?

    engineer and mechanic are quite different jobs...excuse me if i'm wrong...

    can be different and can also be one and the same if youre a mechanical engineer!.

    all depends on the context of both words/jobs.

    thanks

    rich
  3. Anyone else finding the term 'Engineer' being retrofitted to 'Mechanic' on certain sites?
    So are all these actors that have been labelled such, just another couple of blue-collar workers like Parker and Brett?
  4. why do u think its going to be awesome? cuz it has nice special effects and a ship crash, im a fan of the original movies of alien, aliens and predator. proper script writing and characters made these films good, not just nice graphics or having films in 3D (which i hate) such as this 1. Am i really the only 1 whos dissapointed to find out that the space jockey is just a bald guy in a suit? (not proven but looks 95% likely) i think i prefered the mystery behind it that it had before which made it into a whole new alien world. Not some humanoid people being 'gods' or wateva. To me its ruining the greatness of the original movies, and to be honest seeing as tho it has nothing to do with the original aliens and isnt the same ship in the original alien movie, why is it even on this site? James cameron created Aliens and is a major man in the alien franchise as is Ridley scott... he made another movie about aliens in a different world ...Avatar... but that wasnt posted about on here... just making a point..

    A Ridley Scott film that returns to sci fi, and ties to  A  L  I  E  N  is a very big deal indeed. The sequels and the unrelated Predator franchise pale by comparison.

    The cast is excellent, and they have all said how compelling they found the script. That is enough to convince me that this is the must see film of the year. It is not about visual effects, although clearly a film with the visual grandeur of  A  L  I  E  N  is going to be stunning to see.

    Speculation is fun I guess, but when people start to dismiss a film based on speculation alone I find that a bit ridiculous. Citing all the films in the Alien and Predator franchises as well written compared to Prometheus is clearly odd, to say the least.
  5. why do u think its going to be awesome? cuz it has nice special effects and a ship crash, im a fan of the original movies of alien, aliens and predator. proper script writing and characters made these films good, not just nice graphics or having films in 3D (which i hate) such as this 1. Am i really the only 1 whos dissapointed to find out that the space jockey is just a bald guy in a suit? (not proven but looks 95% likely) i think i prefered the mystery behind it that it had before which made it into a whole new alien world. Not some humanoid people being 'gods' or wateva. To me its ruining the greatness of the original movies, and to be honest seeing as tho it has nothing to do with the original aliens and isnt the same ship in the original alien movie, why is it even on this site? James cameron created Aliens and is a major man in the alien franchise as is Ridley scott... he made another movie about aliens in a different world ...Avatar... but that wasnt posted about on here... just making a point..

    Your point makes no sense though. Although this isn't a direct story prequel it is in fact related to the Alien universe. So it does have a place on this forum.

    You have made your entire opinion based on the possibility that the space jockey is the bald guy. btw its 50/50 of it being the space jockey. Not 95% as you said in your post. The bald guy either is or isn't the space jockey. 95% from a very short 1 second clip of the bald guy standing in the chair room? (who may i add was also in the wheelchair in the medi room short with the woman collapsing). Thats no way a 95% indication that he is infact the space jockey.

    P.S You kinda make out that predator has a well written script which i don't agree with to be honest


    well, then we have proof that the pale grey gut in trailer is NOT a space jockey....

    The Engineers are Space Jockey's.

    Well we don't know that for sure. There could be multiple engineers for different purposes.



    I took it as multiple engineers as multiple Jockey's. ?


    why do people still think that space zombies are the basic premise of a ridley scott show? you guys are friggan idiots theyve already shown dead spacejockeys there are confirmed space jockeys why is that so hard to comprehend
  6. why do u think its going to be awesome? cuz it has nice special effects and a ship crash, im a fan of the original movies of alien, aliens and predator. proper script writing and characters made these films good, not just nice graphics or having films in 3D (which i hate) such as this 1. Am i really the only 1 whos dissapointed to find out that the space jockey is just a bald guy in a suit? (not proven but looks 95% likely) i think i prefered the mystery behind it that it had before which made it into a whole new alien world. Not some humanoid people being 'gods' or wateva. To me its ruining the greatness of the original movies, and to be honest seeing as tho it has nothing to do with the original aliens and isnt the same ship in the original alien movie, why is it even on this site? James cameron created Aliens and is a major man in the alien franchise as is Ridley scott... he made another movie about aliens in a different world ...Avatar... but that wasnt posted about on here... just making a point..

    Your point makes no sense though. Although this isn't a direct story prequel it is in fact related to the Alien universe. So it does have a place on this forum.

    You have made your entire opinion based on the possibility that the space jockey is the bald guy. btw its 50/50 of it being the space jockey. Not 95% as you said in your post. The bald guy either is or isn't the space jockey. 95% from a very short 1 second clip of the bald guy standing in the chair room? (who may i add was also in the wheelchair in the medi room short with the woman collapsing). Thats no way a 95% indication that he is infact the space jockey.

    P.S You kinda make out that predator has a well written script which i don't agree with to be honest
  7. why do u think its going to be awesome? cuz it has nice special effects and a ship crash, im a fan of the original movies of alien, aliens and predator. proper script writing and characters made these films good, not just nice graphics or having films in 3D (which i hate) such as this 1. Am i really the only 1 whos dissapointed to find out that the space jockey is just a bald guy in a suit? (not proven but looks 95% likely) i think i prefered the mystery behind it that it had before which made it into a whole new alien world. Not some humanoid people being 'gods' or wateva. To me its ruining the greatness of the original movies, and to be honest seeing as tho it has nothing to do with the original aliens and isnt the same ship in the original alien movie, why is it even on this site? James cameron created Aliens and is a major man in the alien franchise as is Ridley scott... he made another movie about aliens in a different world ...Avatar... but that wasnt posted about on here... just making a point..
  8. Please prove how he's "jumping at everyone". I think we see him jumping at only one guy. That doesn't make it a zombie movie.
    What makes you think that he will infect other people and turn them into his kind? Do you have anything that supports your claim?
    I think it's going to be awesome. We are not in the position of judging it by a trailer, 1:10 minutes long. :)
  9. im refering to it as 'another zombie movie' due to the people that mutate in the movie and chase everyone else (dude in the trailer with a messed up face jumping at everyone)... whats the difference between that and any other zombie movie where people get infected, mutate and then attack their friends..
  10. Isnt the actual space jockey just a man with a bald head though..... ? i hope not because that just makes the movie loose its last bit of excitement, otherwise its just another zombie movie basically..
  11. Ridley should have also gotten Derek Mears to play one of the Engineers.  Mears played as one of the Predators in Predators and he was also Jason Voorhees in the 2009 Friday the 13th remake.  I think he's be a perfect candidate to stalk the crew members on board the Prometheus because he perfected a very alien-like and mechanical demeanor through his experience as Jason.  He would probably do a much better job at this than Kane Hodder did when he also played Jason in space in Jason X.
  12. Surprised the "He's playing a Predator!" squad haven't arrived yet :P I like Ian, he;s a good performer, and also appeared in Game of Thrones as a Whitewalker, and will take over the role of Gregor Clegane in series two, apparently. Cool news.

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