Okay first off, no this isn’t Planet of the Apes news, but this news does deserve the title. Ridley Scott, the nerd god behind the our beloved Alien franchise and Blade Runner, has just connected the two universes through the Prometheus DVD. Did I mention there’s a Blade Runner Sequel coming as well? No? Well I think we all can see where this could possibly go and it really doesn’t need to. Just keep the things we love separated, like most of our generation’s parents and look how good we all turned out! What connected the two universes is an extra in the Blu Ray that has an email from Weyland stating the following;
A mentor and long-departed compeitor once told me that it was time to put away childish things and abandon my “toys.” He encouraged me to come work for him and together we would take over the world and become the new Gods. That’s how he ran his corporation, like a God on top of a pyramid overlooking a city of angels. Of course, he chose to replicate the power of creation in an unoriginal way, but simply copying God. And look how that turned out for the poor bastard. Literally blew up in the old man’s face. I always suggested he stick with simple robotics instead of those genetic abominations he enslaved and sold off-world, although his idea to implant them with false memories was, well…”amusing,” is how I would put it politely.
If you’re catching the non-subtlety of this message then you can see he’s clearing mentioning Eldon Tyrell from Blade Runner. They might as well just say, “Hey Alien’s are about to fuck Blade Runner’s universe up!” Which is exactly what’s going to happen within the next 10 years most likely. Mr. Scott, fuck you very much.
Via Entertainment Weekly