Bah, this latest news just re-inforces my way of looking at Ridley's PROMETHEUS storylines as merely being an 'alternate re-imagining' of ALIEN's source material and elements, rather than being an actual prequel story to the original movie.
I never thought I'd end up having to think of them this way when Ridley announced his welcomed return to this franchise, considering these latest movies are directed and heavily conceived by the exact same person who gave us such an awesome movie in the first place - but I've come to the sad conclusion that ALIEN's original writers would NOT have come up with something that undermined the creepy 'cosmic horror' of the Xenomorph and Space Jockey in the ways that Ridley has chosen to do.
So I'll stick to looking on ALIEN as being a totally separate movie entity which gives the impression that the Xenomorphs and Space Jockeys are part of a wider, mysterious 'cosmic horror' in the universe, involving creatures that have evolved totally separately to mankind...rather than being 'something created by one of our robots', or being a 'spacesuit'!
Personally, I wanted an ALIEN prequel storyline to continue that 'cosmic horror' vibe of the unknown, rather than become 'the Fassbender's DAVID show'. Such a pity, considering Ridley's continued great eye for visuals.
(But while I've resolved to look on Ridley's ongoing PROMETHEUS storyline as a separate kind of 'FanFic' unrelated to his original, I'm still willing to give them a re-watch in re-edited versions in the future - my current favourite versions for now happen to be CoalescedCha's excellent PROMETHEUS WORKPRINT EDITION 2017, and Ridley 79's equally excellent COVENANT RECUT. Both have proved a far more satisfying watch to me compared to the theatrical versions)