Charlize Theron On If Her Role In PROMETHEUS Is Similar To Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley In ALIEN

Charlize Theron On If Her Role In PROMETHEUS Is Similar To Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley In ALIEN

Theron also tackles the question of whether a certain Aliens franchise "staple" will be featured in Prometheus. Based on the latest trailer I'd say we're in for some chest-pounding or should I say chest-bursting excitement!

Source: Total Film

Speaking to Total Film Magazine, the lovely Charlize Theron answered a few questions about Prometheus, the Alien prequel that's being marketed as not a prequel. Here's what Theron had to say:

When we asked if her role in the Alien sorta-prequel would be comparable to Sigourney Weaver’s iconic Ripley:

THERON: “No, I actually don’t play the heroine in it; that’s Noomi Rapace. I play somewhat of a villain in it.” [My character] is not a 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.

On whether any xenomorphs burst out of unsuspecting chests in Prometheus:

THERON: “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.”

There is more from Theron in the latest issue of Total Film so keep an eye out for it at you local newsstand.

Prometheus will hit theaters in the US on June 8, 2012 through 20th Century Fox.

Prometheus is an upcoming science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Kate Dickie, and Logan Marshall-Green. The film was originally intended as a direct prequel to the 1979 science fiction horror film Alien. However, the events of the film will not precede any of the previously established characters or story lines from the Alien franchise. Filming began in March 2011, and Prometheus is scheduled for release in the USA on June 8, 2012 through 20th Century Fox.

The film will focus on a mythology within the Alien universe. Set in the late-21st century, Prometheus will explore the advanced civilization of an extraterrestrial race responsible for the origins of modern humans on Earth, as well as the background of the Alien creature which made its first appearance in the 1979 film.

The title of the upcoming film, now in post-production, is an allusion to the Titan god, Prometheus, of Greek mythology, who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to humankind - an act which brought eternal punishment upon the god. While actually being the name of the humans' spaceship in the story, the name "Prometheus" is used in a greater metaphorical sense.

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Filed Under "Sci-Fi" 12/23/2011 Source: Total Film
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R888 - 12/23/2011, 5:57 AM
Charlize Theron is hot as [frick]
NerdyGeek - 12/23/2011, 6:06 AM
Had to be done...

6of13 - 12/23/2011, 6:12 AM
At least this movie seem to be more thqn some hapless human finding a face hugger and bam! all hell breaks loose. i.e it actually has some dramatic thrills, good actors, good director and interesting story.
NeoBaggins - 12/23/2011, 6:44 AM
Damn, I had to stop reading her response. It's kind of a spoiler.
Tainted87 - 12/23/2011, 7:00 AM
She seems to enjoy the crazy bitch roles these days.
I wonder if Emma's role in First Class would have been expanded if she was playing her.
(Can't help myself)

I didn't really like the trailer. I'm still on board for the movie, definitely, but it told us NOTHING about it.
Oarsis - 12/23/2011, 7:00 AM
She is amazingly awesome and sexy...

I would let her have my children, if she was not 20 years older than me!
Hell, I would still let it happen!

I would watch her watch paint dry. That is how amazing she is!
Just saying.
She would be a cool Ms. Marvel.
But, I think she would be a cooler Mystique, in an X-men reboot!
marvel72 - 12/23/2011, 7:19 AM
this movie has got one of the best casts ever assembled for a sci-fi movie.

really can't wait for this to hit.
ThaHood - 12/23/2011, 7:57 AM
I am so pumped for this film!
cherokeesam - 12/23/2011, 8:03 AM
Yeah, I kinda figured from the trailer that she would be the corporate bitch for Weyland-Yutani.

Still, nekkid push-ups by Charlize = INSTA-WINNING
NightShade - 12/23/2011, 8:16 AM
it's funny there isn't one post that grif does that is reported as a troll...doesn't that say something he is sort of the troll of the cbm site...Prometheus will be amazing
NightShade - 12/23/2011, 9:24 AM

rofl aaah i needed that today!
thedude2936 - 12/23/2011, 9:32 AM
i hope xenomorphs do appear in some capacity, either way if they dont ill still watch it for the lovely Ms. Theron.
Durango95 - 12/23/2011, 9:34 AM
Naked pushups + Charlize Theron = WINNING.
Durango95 - 12/23/2011, 9:36 AM
@Intruder I would bust one in your mom.
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 12/23/2011, 9:56 AM
@ SuperArgo - That image is hypnotising!

Can't. Look. Away.
Wildaniel - 12/23/2011, 10:03 AM
Charlize Theron is a great actress!!! I love all her movies. Snow White is another great movie she will be in next year. She should do a comicbook movie. Maybe Ms Marvel or Amora The Enchantress! Maybe we get lucky and she does another Hancock movie.
Durango95 - 12/23/2011, 10:08 AM
yeah youre right,at 33 Im probably shooting dust...good thing your mom bought a vaccuum.
Durango95 - 12/23/2011, 10:10 AM
guess you really did earn that whiner troll.
Durango95 - 12/23/2011, 10:19 AM
Wow. Ya know, I see you on here ALOT. You must have a lot of time on your hands. Time and vaseline...You work at the same 7-11 Grif does?
Durango95 - 12/23/2011, 10:33 AM
Nah just killing time between dragging my balls on your moms face and reading The Times. Gotta find something to do in the meantime....
Durango95 - 12/23/2011, 10:39 AM
Thats so generous of you, but i must insist you take it. In the ass. Like you always do.
Wakanda - 12/23/2011, 11:13 AM
im really surprised no one had said anything about it before, but if you watch the trailer, at 00:01:04 the subliminal image shows a "chest buster"! so i guess we can count on xenomorphs and space jokeys and start dreaming...
Ric - 12/23/2011, 11:17 AM
damn this chick is hot!
Bodwulf - 12/23/2011, 12:26 PM
Gerrit - 12/23/2011, 2:02 PM
She's so HOT!
CherryBomb - 12/24/2011, 10:07 AM
Charlize is a Goddess. She is like, the perfect, female. Tall, beautiful, a versatile actress! I'm in love.

Now I know she's not the heroine, I hope she doesn't get killed off :(

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