And now Ridley Scott's Prometheus
is not just a quasi-prequel to Alien
but also a quasi-sequel to Blade Runner
. Or, at the very least, the director has made it clear that both films take place in the same universe while establishing a direct link between key players.
Allow me to explain.
Human replacement technology factors large into both franchises - androids in Alien
, replicants in Blade Runner
- and now an Easter Egg included in the UK steelbook release of Prometheus
has made it clear that not only were these two rival systems developed in the same world but that their respective creators - Peter Weyland in Alien
, Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner
- were not only alive and working in the same world but that the duo had a mentor-student relationship. How so? Check the image below, a supposed email from Peter Weyland detailing the relationship.
The obvious question now is with Scott developing sequels to both Prometheus
and Blade Runner
, will this relationship become more explicit or is this just a one off to get fans talking?
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