5 'Prometheus' Spoilers Revealed In The DVD/Blu-Ray Trailer

Prometheus Spoilers Script

I'll give Ridley Scott this much: Despite leaving us all with a thousand unanswered questions at the end of Prometheus, he's seemingly packed a multitude of answers into the upcoming Blu-ray, DVD, and 3D Blu home video release. Count down the days — mere days! — until October 8, when the secrets of Prometheus are yours to devour, with a tantalizing look at the spoilery Blu-ray/DVD trailer.

Not even counting spoiler-filled images and between-the-line conclusions hardcore fans can probably draw from this promo video, here are at least five spoilers dropped in the Blu-ray/DVD trailer alone.

Prometheus DVD SpoilerLet's start with, oh, a HUGE SPOILER 30 seconds in that help connect the dots for those of you playing along at home who didn't spend your entire life poring over message boards and spoiler threads to figure out WTF was going on in Prometheus:

1. "In my mind the Engineer sacrificed himself with this virus and created this horrific creature," says an unidentified person, who presumably has knowledge of the film's secrets even though duh, we know this already.

2. Production designer Arthur Max answers at least one burning question, kinda, which connects Prometheus directly to Alien: "In the original draft it was LV-426."

Undetermined: At what point that connective tissue was rewritten for the final film, or not, to confuse everyone.

[Side note: Concept art of the alien penis snakes! Not a spoiler, but fun.]

3. Scott with the sequel plug: "If we do a sequel to this prequel we'll find out who this race [The Engineers] was." We'd better.

4. A glimpse of the alternate beginning, which suggests that the sacrificial Engineer who drank the goo and plummeted to his life-spawning fate was part of a larger organized ritual of some sort. That does make a bit more sense. Also: Ain't no party like an Engineer party 'cause an Engineer party leads to ultimate destruction for all of humankind! Yeaaah!

Prometheus Blu-ray Spoiler

5. And hey, an alternate ending! The Engineers came from "paradise," eh? Fingers crossed for an entire reel of deleted severed-head David nuggets of wisdom.

Watch the Blu-ray/DVD tease now and stock up on the essentials because seven hours of special features?? You know where I'll be on October 9.

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  • It seemed they teased at answering my biggest question, which is how could the guy whose SOLE JOB IT WAS to map the caves, replete with his hommade spaceballs that MAP CAVES to the people in the ship who are WATCHING THE 3D RENDERING OF THE CAVE get lost IN THE FLIPPIN CAVE!?!??

  • luisricardo says:

    i find it funny (and a bit desperate) that the tagline to this blu ray release is "questions will be answered". It sounds a bit like a "mea culpa" for having made a movie with such a poor script.

  • Shane Dobbie says:

    The big question is: why are we still talking about it? If it hadn't been Ridley Scott it would have been forgotten about faster than an AvP movie.

    • RobThom says:

      "The big question is: why are we still talking about it? If it hadn't been Ridley Scott it would have been forgotten about faster than an AvP movie."

      Thats exactly why.

      The trauma and disbelief isn't just in another bad sci-fi movie,
      but in the grossly blunt evidence that another all-time former great has gone to miserable pot.

      We weren't as surprised or hurt by the time the third SW prequel sucked.

      But the first time we saw the first one it was shocking!

  • Simon Lambert says:

    In the Alien series, we never knew where the aliens came from, and everyone was fine with it. 1. Beacon, 2. Land, 3. Aliens! "Wow, aliens, they're scary!" Now you 'need' to know where the engineers came from. shut up. No one understands how movies work anymore. Use your brains. and to that comment above that someone said was 'genius' he only mapped the parts of the cave that he was in. then they got scared, ran and found themselves in another section of cave. no? it was pretty clear that those balls were mapping sections slowly. and they went up, down and away from them. plus they mentioned that they had glitches, so yes it's lame that they built in problems to explain away the balls, but that's how stories work. i hate the internet.

    • Ridley Scott says:

      Duh... like, he had radio contact with the ship, where a three-dimensional map had been generated with the dooshbags and the exits and entrances visible - so Janek could easily have guided them back out (or at least close to the entrance/exit as there was a storm in progress.

  • brian68gt says:

    The genius above, plus those who think his question is genius, clearly either weren't paying attention or are all only as clever as each other (ie. Not very). His SOLE JOB at that point in time, the first expedition into the Pyramid, was to ACTIVATE and RELEASE the orbs, which then sent information back to the SHIP. He didn't personally map the caves so had no knowledge of the structure other than the parts he had walked through himself. Presumably if things had gone well he would have used the information gathered back in the ship on subsequent trips, however on this particular ill fated first expedition he couldn't do that as he didn't have a device with him that gathered the orbs info. That info was being transmitted back to the ship and Ridley went to great lengths to make it pretty damn clear. Having panicked (understandibly) and run (as I would have), and gotten lost (the plot required it, its called storytelling) due to NOT having the orbs info, which we KNOW was being transmitted back to the ship and NOT to him, he could have had no way of knowing where he was. Right? Is this not obvious? The people in the ship had an evolving map of the cave, nothing more, it wasn't sending realtime information about every lifeform in the caves, so the orbs information was not beneficial to finding them other than providing a 3D map to use later. Obviously the suits would have had tracking devices built in, which they could have used in conjunction with the 3D map AFTER the storm passed, but we know what happened next. Its all very clear, not sure how you failed to grasp it.

    • Ridley Scott says:

      Erm... duh... like, he had radio contact with the ship, where a three-dimensional map had been generated with the dooshbags and the exits and entrances visible - so Janek could easily have guided them back out (or at least close to the entrance/exit as there was a storm in progress.

      • Brian says:

        The answer lies in the word 'fiction', often used alongside the word 'Science' to describe a particular genre of story telling named 'Science Fiction'. The word 'Fiction' means:

        'information or events that are not factual, but rather, imaginary and theoretical—that is, invented by the author.'

        • RobThom says:

          There was no science in prometheus.

          "Science-fiction" is speculation extrapolated from known or at least internally consistent SCIENCE.

          Even fiction is supposed to be realistic and internally consistent to its own established rules.

          Prometheus wears the clothing of sci-fi,
          but its a fantasy.

          Are a badly written fantasy at that.

          Which makes it the most unfortunate choice for an addition to the realistic sci-fi world of Alien possible.

          prothetheus is a travesty on more levels then lindelofs gibberish.

  • scottieboi says:

    my question is the room where all the pots are where black goo is in them well there set off by changes in the air or what not in the room if that is so how the hell did they get them in there in the first place

  • Ridley Scott says:

    ...And can everybody stop defending this film - if you liked it then clearly high science is beyond your intellectual capacity - stick to the transformers films, your brain won't hurt so much after a sitting of that.

    • Brian says:

      Why does the fact that someone enjoyed a flawed film make them intellectually challenged? Maybe they have the intellectual ability to separate fantasy from reality and understand that it's just a movie, and they enjoyed it on that level. As a piece of entertainment. Liking Prometheus does not = high science is beyond your intellectual capacity. But writing that post above does = intellectual snobbery or a misguided belief that you are somehow superior. Try writing a screenplay that someone wants to make, let's see how clever you are then.

      • Ian M. Walker says:

        Let's not forget that this pompous fool also hides behind the name of the very person responsible for this film.

      • Why does not liking Prometheus instantly mean that you're "stupid" and "didn't get it" and "it's just a movie, enjoy it"? Especially when the basic tenets of filmmaking seem to be ignored at the expense of "It's just a movie, relax, it looks pretty."

        I'm allowed to not like it, that's the beauty of my opinion, it doesn't have to be the same as yours.

        • Brian says:

          Not liking it doesn't instantly mean you're stupid or didn't get it, and I didn't say you were stupid. But the question you asked about the geologist would suggest you didnt get what was going on in that scene, as I explained in my response. Your assumptions that the geologists should have been able gather the orbs info, are just assumptions. Its never suggested in the film that he has the equipment to do so, in fact its made very clear the information is sent to the ship directly. Therefore you got it wrong and are not a genius as suggested by others. That's all.

      • RobThom says:

        "Why does the fact that someone enjoyed a flawed film make them intellectually challenged?"

        I agree thats not necessarily true.

        There are people who still insist that prometheus made a lick of sense,
        and thats evidence of ignorance or stupidity.

        But if you realize thats its stupid and you just enjoy it any way,
        thats not intellectually challenged.

        Thats just bad taste.

  • Ian M. Walker says:

    For the record, I thoroughly enjoyed this film and purchased the collector's edition. I just had a 3D screening for friends and we all enjoyed it.

    High science is in no way beyond my intellectual capacity and as Brian points out, is in no way related to the enjoyment of fantasy. You, sir, are obnoxious.

  • John Luther says:

    What the hell is 'high science' (*), and what does it have to do with this film?
    The sciency elements of the film are 90% biology and genetics. Throw in a bit of space travel, medicine, cryogenics, terraforming/atmospheric Sciences, anthropology, Robotics, and floaty laser scanny things, but those are just the scenery, not major plot points & none of which are exactly new to SciFi movies.

    One feeling I personally had after the film was that I had indeed just watched a scifi flick. That wasn't a feeling id been left with from Alien or Aliens... ..I wonder if that's crux of the matter - it felt like scifi. Some people, myself included prefer my scifi to feel like and actin movie, or a horror, or a psychological thriller. Then if we see a movie, get that - bit too much like scifi - feeling and post-rationalise what was wrong with the film (often concentrating on potential plot holes or minor 'mistakes' in the film) as we can't really put our finger on why we didn't enjoy something we were really looking forward too quite as much as we'd expected.

    Other stuff:
    The main theme music had a bit of a John Williams flavourart times which distracted me more than once.
    Was it just me who felt a nod to James Cameron with the "Shaw, we are leaving!" (spoken much like Hicks similar line in Aliens)
    I did get a definite Ellen Ripley vibe from Shaw towards the end - not hurt by Rapace going for some Sigourney Weaver style poses, open mouth breathing + some good lighting and wardrobe work.
    Also, at times I did get a slight red dwarf vibe from the crew on the ship... ...probably just me (been watching too much Dave).

    (*) other than a good name for an Alexander Shulgin biopic

    • RobThom says:

      "Some people, myself included prefer my scifi to feel like and actin movie, or a horror, or a psychological thriller."


      Some people prefer a "sci-fi movie" where the sci-fi is only a superficial paint job slapped over something else.

      Something else like an episode of a badly written tv show.

  • EnlightenedOne says:

    I am amazed that the ginger goon was there in the first place. It was almost like no one told him he was going to an alien planet.

  • Bobo says:

    I watched the trailer for Prometheus before I put it in my Blockbuster at Home queue and I did notice the spoiler about the engineer spawning life, but I still thought it was epic. I have never been a big fan of the alien movies and I still want them to come out with a sequel to the prequel. Actually, I wasn’t watching any movies since I don’t have a theater in my town, but ever since This guy that works at DISH with me told me about Blockbuster at Home I just can’t get enough of them.

  • Sam Tebow says:

    as Ray said I didnt know that some people are able to make $7575 in one month on the internet. did you look at this link http://bit.ly/X24LHP

  • JJ Cane says:

    Even though one would assume that there is an underlying logic or template for this story, remember that they can develop and change the scripts as they're beingproduced-notice they changed the planet name from LV-426 to something else. So to try and reason out the story logically is a futile exercise at best. They MAY have a complete storyline written, but it will be open to rewrites and alterations as the big wigs see fit.

    Or as Ridley Scott may decide.

    The final story may be quite different than the original script. In fact, I'd be willing to wager that it WILL be QUITE different. That is why there are always plot inconsistencies and plot holes. Some times the rewrites fix them or create new ones- and sometimes a rewrite will fix some but create others. That's my guess as to happened to the plot of Prometheus.
    The next movie will probably go a long way to resolving the issues that are now outstanding.