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Michael Fassbender says to take Prometheus literally

Jun. 3, 2011by:

Michael Fassbender has a habit of attaching himself to rather good movies as of late, with roles in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and the upcoming massively well-reviewed X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, (we'll let a small spot in JONAH HEX slide).

So it stands to reason that PROMETHEUS will be a quality effort as well, even if director Ridley Scott has been a bit...off the past few years. Fassbender has been talking up a storm to news outlets to promote FIRST CLASS, and by doing so has let a few things slip about PROMETHEUS, a film where he says his role is "pretty big." From ShortList:

“You won’t be disappointed,” he promises. “I remember when they said they were going to do another Alien, I just thought, ‘Where can you go with that?’ Then they sent the script — I kept wondering, ‘When is this going to get bad?’ and it never did.”

Well that's heartening, but any clues as to what the hell the plot of this movie is actually going to be? From Metro New York:

"Well Prometheus is basically a Greek god that stole fire from the gods so that he could give humans equal footing with them. And then he got sort of tied up to a tree or rock and then an eagle comes down and eats his liver each day and it regrows and he eats it, regrows so figure it out. How can you tie that into space?"

Uh, how CAN you tie that into space? I thought PROMETHEUS was just a cool sci-fi title name, I didn't realize the actual myth was the basis for the plot outline. So, friendly aliens give us cool technology, and are punished by the eagle (ALIEN aliens)? Does that sound about right?

Extra Tidbit: Call me oblivious, but I didn't realize that Fassbender was that guy in 300 until today.

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12:45PM on 06/03/2011

Space Jockey

Based on what we know, I would assume that the Pilot character from Alien fulfills the role of Prometheus. The fire being the Xenomorphs he was transporting, possibly having stolen them from his own people. Him seemingly having bonded with the ship on a molecular level ties to Prometheus being tied to the tree, and then of course the pilot was clearly "consumed" by the Xenomorphs as Prometheus was by the Eagle. Possibly repeatedly also. Perhaps the space jockey species have accelerated healing
Based on what we know, I would assume that the Pilot character from Alien fulfills the role of Prometheus. The fire being the Xenomorphs he was transporting, possibly having stolen them from his own people. Him seemingly having bonded with the ship on a molecular level ties to Prometheus being tied to the tree, and then of course the pilot was clearly "consumed" by the Xenomorphs as Prometheus was by the Eagle. Possibly repeatedly also. Perhaps the space jockey species have accelerated healing or something and can be incubated multiple times.

Alright, that's enough nerding out for this early in the morning.
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11:34AM on 06/03/2011
How to tie that into space? Fassender would say: "We'll fight in the shade."...get it Tassi? Fight in the sha...aw screw it! It was a terrible joke.
How to tie that into space? Fassender would say: "We'll fight in the shade."...get it Tassi? Fight in the sha...aw screw it! It was a terrible joke.
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11:53AM on 06/03/2011
He was even good in Jonah Hex. The greek angle here sounds very intriguing.
He was even good in Jonah Hex. The greek angle here sounds very intriguing.
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6:58PM on 06/03/2011
tidbit: Holy Crap that's news to me!

Fassbender has rocketed right up my favorites chart with that X-Men First Class performance. AWESOME!
tidbit: Holy Crap that's news to me!

Fassbender has rocketed right up my favorites chart with that X-Men First Class performance. AWESOME!
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5:30PM on 06/03/2011

tidbit...

just realized as well...
just realized as well...
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3:09PM on 06/03/2011

Paul...

...you, sir, are oblivious
...you, sir, are oblivious
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4:32PM on 06/03/2011
He really is, bro. Pathetic writer.
He really is, bro. Pathetic writer.
2:28PM on 06/03/2011

Good

So this film will have meaning. Sounds legit.
So this film will have meaning. Sounds legit.
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8:45AM on 06/05/2011
"Fire" in the Prometheus story can by symbolic of many things: weaponry, technology, or power. I think in the upcoming movie, I think the aliens with be the metaphor for the "fire." I'm looking forward to the movie just to see the similarities between the movie and the original Prometheus story.
"Fire" in the Prometheus story can by symbolic of many things: weaponry, technology, or power. I think in the upcoming movie, I think the aliens with be the metaphor for the "fire." I'm looking forward to the movie just to see the similarities between the movie and the original Prometheus story.
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7:24PM on 06/03/2011
Tidbit: This is why you need female readers on this site. :D

Seriously though, as great as it sounds to have Scott come back to one of his original works, this is a different Ridley compared to the Ridley from those years past. I hope it does work out for the better after the skull-duggery that was Robin Hood.
Tidbit: This is why you need female readers on this site. :D

Seriously though, as great as it sounds to have Scott come back to one of his original works, this is a different Ridley compared to the Ridley from those years past. I hope it does work out for the better after the skull-duggery that was Robin Hood.
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