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Don’t Expect the Alien Prequel to Actually Include the Alien

Though Ridley Scott initially conceived his next movie as a prequel to Alien, he's since taken great pains to distinguish the film from that franchise, giving it the stand-alone name Prometheus and promising that only the merest "strands of Alien’s DNA" will be glimpsed in the final product. Now, Scott has gone one further: He tells Filmophilia that H.R. Giger's famously slimy alien won't make an appearance in Prometheus, owing to his real-world ubiquity. "They squeezed [the alien] dry. He did very well," laughed Scott. "He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!" And why not? Even a terrifying, acid-blooded extraterrestrial likes to ride Thunder Mountain every now and again.

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