Has the Prometheus universe been fused with Blade Runner's?

News Ryan Lambie 5 Oct 2012 - 16:17

An Easter egg spotted in the forthcoming Prometheus Blu-ray appears to suggest that the film’s set in the same universe as Blade Runner…

Ridley Scott’s divisive return to the Alien universe, Prometheus, is out on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday. And if a screen-grab from one of the disc’s bonus features is genuine, it seems that the Alien and Blade Runner universes have become fused.

On the Prometheus special edition disc, there appears to be a message written by Peter Weyland himself (played by Guy Pearce in old man make-up in the movie, you may remember).

You can read that message here:

Fans of Blade Runner will probably spot the allusions to that film’s Replicant maker, Eldon Tyrell, who indeed lived in a pyramid overlooking a city of angels (Los Angeles), and died at the hands of his own creation.

If Tyrell was Peter Weyland’s mentor, could it be possible that, after his death, Weyland took over his corporation, thus creating the ‘Weyland Robotics Division’ mentioned above?

There’s been talk of Ridley Scott’s belated sequel to Blade Runner for some time now, so is this an early hint that the universe of Alien and Blade Runner are going to be tied together, or is it just a bit of viral marketing to get fans of both properties buzzing?

If more substantial news on this arises, we’ll be sure to share it with you. 

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