First official image from Alien not-quite-prequel Prometheus

Ridley Scott’s return to the universe he created in 1979 is slowly taking shape

It’s a testament to just how feverish the speculation and excitement surrounding Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is that here we are, offering up a picture of an astronaut like it’s the Holy Grail. What started off as a prequel to his series progenitor and defining sci-fi horror classic Alien has since morphed into its own beast that ties into the mythos he helped create, without actually being a part of the franchise.

We’ll see, meanwhile scrutinise this shot for clues.