So how much of ‘Alien’ DNA is in ‘Prometheus’? Well, if these pictures obtained from Cinemart are anything to go by, the space jockey is the key connection.
Cinemart obtained these photos from a source who was having drinks with someone who worked in the Prometheus Art Department. The photos are of an early version of a head design made for “the alien” in the movie and was described as “smaller, human-sized and designed specifically for an actor to wear and described as the face design for the alien.” The photos are clearly of a mask and look similar to the dead alien found by the Nostromo crew in the original movie.
If you recall, Scott has stated that he wanted to explore who the Space Jockey was and what he was doing when the crew first found him. “…I always figured that [the ship in the first Alien] was a carrier of weapons,” he explains, “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?”
Fans have gone through the trailer frame by frame for any hints of the Space Jockey. Previously, we showed you a screen shot of what could be the humanoid form of the Space Jockey and now eagle eyes at io9 were able to find a fleshy version of the mask from the photo. Below is their screen shot and in the inlay is the skeleton that was featured in the original ‘Alien’ movie for comparison (you can click the photo for a larger view):
The pictures still bring more questions to mind. Is what we thought was an alien really a suit with an alien inside it? Since the mask was made specifically for an actor, then which one? Was only one made or will more than one actor be wearing a similar mask?
All these findings just from the trailer make me want to look at each frame with a magnifying glass! So what are your thoughts about this new reveal and the mask?