Even aside from the plot holes and inexplicable idiocy of its characters, Prometheus left viewers with plenty of unanswered questions. While frustrating, it’s not enormously surprising since Ridley Scott and Fox obviously had their fingers crossed for a sequel. We may also get some answers or clarifications from the Blu-ray/DVD, which hits shelves next month. The deleted scenes listing for the DVD release included several intriguing titles, such as “Arrival of the Engineers” and “The Engineer Speaks.” Now a new clip of that latter deleted scene has popped up online, and — if nothing else — we can at least hear what the Engineer’s voice sounds like.
We’ll offer some more thoughts on the scene below the vid, so beware of spoilers!
This version isn’t too different from the theatrical version. In the released film, David tells the Engineer that Peter Weyland wants to live forever, then the big guy freaks out and rips the android’s head off. Talk about killing the messenger. In this new clip, we get the same sort of set-up, but the Engineer actually speaks. Since it cuts off abruptly, we don’t get to see if there’s more to the scene, such as maybe for instance an actual translation of what the Engineer is saying. It’s not clear if this is literally all there is to the deleted scene, which would be a shame, or if this is just to tease that scene. The folks at ComicBookMovie do refer to it as a “preview,” so hopefully we’ll get a longer version on the Blu-ray/DVD. Although that probably still won’t solve the mystery of why people in the future don’t know how to run perpendicular to a giant, oncoming alien spacecraft.
Prometheus will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 11th.