"I mean you could actually say by the end of the third act you start to realize there's a DNA of the very first 'Alien,' but none of the subsequent 'Aliens.' To tell you what that is is a pity and I'm not going to tell you, because it's actually pretty good, pretty organic to the process and to the original. But we go back, we don't go forward."Though then he pretty much goes on tell us. Beware for potential spoilers but I'm a crack addict for hearing Scott talk about the Alien saga so I loved this talk about the 'Space Jockey' from the original film;
"I always thought it was amazing that no one ever asked who he was and why was he there... I always figured it's a weapon and I always figured that was a carrier of weapons," Scott said. "Therefore, who is that, inside that suit? That wasn't a skeleton, that was a suit. And if you open up the suit, what do you get inside it? And why were they going, where were they going?"Scott goes on to confirm that H.R. Giger, the who of course won an Academy Award for his Visual Effects work in the original film where he designed the creepy and memorable Alien creature has been "doing a little bit of work" for Scott's new film. "He's been doing some big murals, which we'll see in almost one of the first chambers we encounter when we land where we're going to go". The full time designer on Prometheus is actually Neville Page, the creature designer of Cloverfield and who has worked with J.J. Abrams on Super 8 and Star Trek and was the lead creature designer on Avatar, among other films. Though don't expect his original Alien creature to make an appearance;
"No, absolutely not. They squeezed it dry. He did very well. He survived, he's now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!"Regarding the Alien evolution theory, Scott says;
"Things have changed so dramatically that you can start looking at the idea that all our history can be completely wrong and misguided," Scott explained. "To me, it's entirely logical. My first thought is that for us to be sitting here right now is actually mathematically impossible without a lot of assistance. Who assisted? Who made the right decisions? Who was pushing and pulling to adjust us? That's a fair question."Prometheus, which clearly is Ridley Scott's first attempt at a movie in this franchise since Alien in 1979, stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson, Guy Pearce and more.