Idris Elba Promises ‘Prometheus’ Contains The ‘Great DNA’ Of ‘Alien’

There’s plenty of mystery surrounding the impending release of “Prometheus.” The trailer did nothing to clear the air about the movie’s plot or connection to the “Alien” franchise, and all of the film’s stars have been doing their best to keep it that way.

Needless to say, when MTV News recently caught up with star Idris Elba, no one expected him to give much more information than what is already out there. And that’s exactly what he did, though I’m pretty sure he’s downplaying how significant his role is in the movie.

“There’s a ship and I fly it. That’s it! It doesn’t get any more interesting than that,” Elba teased of his character, the captain of the ship at the heart of the film.

Though he wouldn’t give away much of the plot of “Prometheus,” Elba was willing to address its connection to the “Alien” franchise. It’s long been known that “Prometheus” takes place in the same universe as “Alien,” but won’t act as a direct prequel. Elba confirmed that, adding that “Prometheus” will be an entirely different beast from director Ridley Scott’s previous sci-fi film

“Ridley allowed us to live in his idea, his dream of what this film is about. Aliens aside, Ridley again creates a new character, a series of characters that are in a crazy predicament,” Elba said. “It captures all the great DNA stuff of ’Aliens,’ that’s all in this film as well. But it’s a different film altogether.”

But will “Prometheus” be good? Elba certainly thinks so. The movie doesn’t hit theaters until June 8, but Elba has seen some footage already and is a big fan.

“I just saw some of it literally last week. It looks amazing. It looks amazing!” he said.

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