It started as a potentially bullshit email and there was understandable hesitance at first, but Nick updated with more corroborating sources and — lo and behold — now The Playlist is reporting the news as well: Guy Pearce will be gracing Prometheus with his fine acting talent.
What was great to see in the comments of virtually every website that did report the original scoop was the nearly overwhelming love for Pearce, and a virtually universal declaration of support for him being in… well anything really, but specifically a movie as interesting-sounding as Prometheus. There’s a lot of love out there for the under-utilized actor.
There’s still no word on how large or what kind of role this will be in a film that has maintained a great deal of mystery so far into the production. That’s the most exciting news yet to come, though we may have to wait a while longer if they keep so mum on the film in general. We’ve gotten a few vague details that suggest any xenomorph presence will be something very different than what we’re used to, and that the storyline really is quite removed from what’s come before. Beyond that we only now a few other cast members — Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba (GREAT in Thor), Kate Dickie, Sean Harris, and Charlize Theron — and that Ridley Scott is really hoping to avoid a script leak. Depending on the fallout from The Avengers script leak, we may have a good example of why he’s so intent on secrecy.
Look for more news soon, we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled.
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