Ridley Scott Gives Prometheus and Alien Link
Rumor is that Guy Pearce’s character- Peter Weyland owns the Prometheus ship. This implies that Prometheus is actually a prequel to Alien, since Weyland partially owned the Nostromo ship in Alien.
Here’s Scott’s quote:
When the first Alien movie and Blade Runner were made, I thought that in the near future the world will be owned by large companies. This is why we have the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner, and Weyland-Yutani in Alien. They sent the Nostromo spaceship.
The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland, and is played by Guy Pearce. That’s the connection between the two films, and nothing more. Prometheus is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well.