After months of speculation about its plot, director Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi epic Prometheus finally gets the full-length trailer treatment. This latest trailer is over 20 seconds longer than the one we shared last week and gives fans a closer look at the Alien prequel starring Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba.
Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Elba plays Captain Janek, commander of the ship from which the film gets its name. About his character, the actor tells IGN Movies:
He is an engineer. He works on these huge vessels that do long-haul space trips. He’s the captain of Prometheus and there isn’t much to him. He’s like a longshoreman. There’s no real mystery with him, I don’t think, and why would there be? His job is pretty straightforward. He has a character and personality that will reveal itself in the film. But his purpose on that ship is to fly it and to get it from point A to point B. He’s not really involved in the politics that ensues in the film.
“I had a fantastic time playing him,” Elba would later say. “[I]t was so enjoyable. It’s neither a big part nor a small part, it’s just a great part. It’s a part that I think plays a very important role in the film.”
Prometheus hits U.K. theatres June 1, U.S. theatres June 8. Check release dates in your region here.