There’s a fairly interesting interview on IfOnlyUK with Daniel Twiss AKA Daniel James who plays one of the Engineers in Prometheus. He talks about his time on set, what it was like working with Ridley Scott and what it was like in the costume. But most of all, he reveals his character’s fate. Fairly big spoilers below:
In the original Alien, the crew encounter the ‘Space Jockey’, now known as an ‘Engineer’ (the name for the alien race) however, as this is a semi-prequel, the ‘Engineers’ have a much bigger part to play. My character is that of a fairly young ‘Engineer’ who ritualistically sacrifices himself in the opening scene. This sacrifice is very different to any others as I have to drink an ancient mix which causes my body to literally disintegrate into the water around me. This then provides the first building blocks for new life to form on the alien planet. There are two other ‘Engineers’ who are in the rest of the film and have fairly large parts, but you will have to wait for release to find out more.
Thanks to seeasea for the news.