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Prometheus: Fire And Stone — Five Things You Need To Know About The Comic Sequel

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PFAS-FeatYesterday Dark Horse launched Fire and Stone, an ambitious, multi-series comics event that explores the shared mythology of Aliens, Prometheus, and Predator. The story will encompass four new comics series: in addition to Prometheus: Fire and Stone, Aliens, Alien vs. Predator, and Predator series will follow, all culminating in a standalone issue to wrap up all the story threads.

Things kicked off with this week’s Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1, which follows a voyage back to LV-223, the mysterious moon that was the site of much calamity for Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and company in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. After the events of the movie, it seemed inevitable that someone would send a second mission to LV-223, but that mission doesn’t unfold exactly as you might expect. We’ll dig into the questions and revelations of Prometheus: Fire and Stone after this

SPOILER WARNING!

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Monsters, Inc. Gets A Surprisingly Horrific Prometheus Style Makeover

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Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is a movie with major problems to be sure, and I tend to like it more than most people seem to. It’s full of characters making the absolute worst decision at every opportunity, and, admittedly, it wasn’t quite the triumphant return to the Alien universe we all hope it would be. But for all of its myriad flaws, one thing it does totally nail is the ominous, bleak tone and feel. Aesthetically, if nothing else, Scott creates one hell of a world, but what if that overall appearance and atmosphere was transferred to another movie, say Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.? If you’ve been wondering what that might look like, wonder no more, as this video combines these two disparate entities, with surprising results.

While you might not normally expect a dark sci-fi film to mesh well with what is essentially a bright, kid-centric affair, they oddly enough go together very well. This isn’t your standard, everyday mash up, though. YouTuber The Usual Suspect takes elements from Monsters, Inc. and simply tweaks them, giving them a Prometheus-esque makeover, rather than combining the two.

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Ridley Scott Updates Both Blade Runner 2 And Prometheus 2

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BladeRunnerRidley Scott has never been a filmmaker content to sit back and take a break. He’s always got at least a couple of big movies in the works, like the Moses epic Exodus: Gods and Kings with Christian Bale that opens in December, or Matt Damon-starring Mars adventure The Martian, slated for release on November 2015. But no matter what he’s actually working on, there’s always talk of revising some of his earlier films. Rumors about Blade Runner 2 and various jaunts into the Alien universe (lately in the form of Prometheus movies), in particular, just never quite go away. The director recently spoke on both counts.

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Scott indicated that Blade Runner 2 may not be quite as far off as we all suspect. This is one of those movies that, despite constant chatter, I never actually anticipate getting made, but if Scott is being truthful, it might happen sooner than we all think (like maybe in my lifetime). He said, “It’s written and it’s damn good. Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years – despite the accident (referring to Ford’s Star Wars injury). So yes, that will happen.”

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Prometheus: Fire And Stone Trailer Sets Up Epic Comics Crossover

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We’ve been hugely excited about Dark Horse’s upcoming Fire and Stone mega-event for months now, and the newest trailer for the series is only making it worse. Launching in September, Prometheus: Fire and Stone will kick off a multi-series shared storyline that will dive deep into the shared mythology of the Aliens, Predator, and Prometheus franchises. Those worlds have all been linked to varying degrees on the big screen, but Fire and Stone is set to explore the connections more thoroughly than ever before. If you haven’t already, check out the Prometheus: Fire and Stone trailer up top before we go any further.

After the first issue of of Prometheus: Fire and Stone launches in September, the four other series will unfold with an issue per week, setting up an eight-week cycle of the Prometheus book, the Aliens book, the Alien vs. Predator title, and Predator: Fire and Stone. While each of the four series will have its own storyline, characters and events from each will overlap each other, creating a larger narrative structure that will culminate in a standalone wrap-up issue after they’ve all completed their runs.

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Comic-Con 2014: 14 Things To Do And See On Wednesday & Thursday

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WedThursComic-Con 2014 is only a week away. Thousands of fans and professionals will descend on San Diego and bury it in a thick coating of nerd several feet deep. There’s really nothing else like it, but the more years pass, the more overwhelming the Con becomes. There’s so much going on, it’s a monumental task just to figure out which of the countless panels and events you want to try and see. Well, we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier. Over the next couple of days, we’ll run down all the panels that should be at the top of your to-do list. Today we’ll start off with the events for Wednesday — “Preview Night” — and Thursday.

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Guy Pearce On Whether Peter Weyland Could Return For Prometheus 2

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WeylandThe last we’d heard of Prometheus 2 was the announcement in March that the production had hired screenwriter Michael Green to do a new pass on the script, which was previously worked on by Jack Paglen (Transcendence). Given that Green’s biggest produced screen credit so far was Martin Campbell’s regrettable 2011 Green Lantern movie, that may not inspire much excitement in you for Prometheus 2. Well, regardless of how well it eventually turns out, actor Guy Pearce was recently asked if he might possibly return for the Prometheus sequel. Given how his character wound up, that seems unlikely, but could Pearce return in an unexpected way?

In the first Prometheus movie, Pearce played Peter Weyland, the ancient tycoon who financed the film’s expedition to LV-223. His motivations were eventually revealed, as was the fact that he’d been hiding aboard the USCSS Prometheus during its long voyage. Weyland was within spitting distance of the grave, and he was convinced the alien Engineers would have discovered some way to extend his life. Unfortunately, when he propositioned the long Engineer they found in hypersleep, the big dude responded by beating him to death with the android David’s head. Ouch.

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