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Prometheus Easter Egg
The Bladerunner Connection
By Robert T. Trate
October 08, 2012
Here is a fun bit of news. Apparently there is an Easter Egg on the Prometheus Blu-ray/ DVD (out 10-9-12) that links Ridley Scott’s film with Bladerunner. Yes, you read that right. Scott has linked the Prometheus Universe to his other sci-fi classic Bladerunner. It turns out that Peter Weyland (played by Guy Pearce) had a very eccentric mentor named Eldon Tyrell (played by Joe Turkel). Check out the screen capture below.
What could all this mean? Well for starters it could just be a bit of fun. If we really wanted to get the imagination running it could mean a crossover between Prometheus and the forthcoming Bladerunner sequel. Between the two films there exists a seventy year gap. Weyland was pretty old in Prometheus but in the Bladerunner sequel he would be much younger.
Personally, I don’t see a movie in Scott’s future where Replicants are battling Aliens. However, I do see Guy Pearce making a cameo in Bladerunner 2.
Thanks to darksoulja19 for the submission.