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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