People have been analyzing the hell out of the Prometheustrailer since its release yesterday. Though Ridley Scott’s comments have said otherwise, the large Alien prequel status is still there, as indicated by various images in the trailer. But, actress Charlize Theron revealed one thing about the upcoming sci-fi epic: she isn’t playing a heroine.
Theron spoke with Total Film where she opened up just a little bit about her character in the film. “I actually don’t play the heroine in it; that’s Noomi Rapace. I play somewhat of a villain in it. She’s not believer, she’s not a scientist, she is the red tape that everyone has to go through.”
“She’s working with the company that’s sponsoring this whole thing and you can feel she definitely has an agenda, which we pick up in the third act. She’s more quiet thunder.”
Third act reveal? Could the company she’s referring to be Weyland-Yutani from the Alien films? Very mysterious indeed. We see Theron’s character running away from the spaceship at the end of the trailer, meaning that with this information she’s revealed, her character very much lasts until either the end, or is the sole survivor of this entire experience.
When asked if she’d have a sequence similar to the chest-bursting scene in Alien, Theron devilishly avoided the question saying, “Maybe! I mean if you’re a Ridley Scott fan and you love the genre, then you’re going to be happy. You’re going to be very, very happy.”
Prometheus hits theaters on June 8th, 2012.