Collection Of 'Prometheus' Set Photos Includes One Character Cut From Final Edit

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Whether you love Prometheus, hate it, or just find the whole thing frustrating, it's a week later and Ridley Scott's film is still one of the hottest topics in the movie world. We learned this week that the film is going to be augmented by 20 to 30 minutes of deleted scenes when it hits DVD and Blu-ray later this year, with some of those scenes available only as standalone deleted options, and others viewable through a branching extended cut.

While we'll have to wait a while to see much of that footage, we do now have a bunch of great photos taken on set of the prosthetics, makeup and costume worn by Daniel James and Ian Whyte, as two of the film's Engineers, and of Matthew Rook as the Elder Engineer. That last character didn't make the final cut, however, and in fact these photos suggest that there's more to the 'sacrifice' opening of the film than ended up in the release version. Check out the pics below.

The header image from this piece, courtesy of Rope of Silicon, is conceptual art from the book The Art of Prometheus. It shows something we didn't see in the film, but the first image in the gallery below suggests that the scene was filmed. The rest of the images show some great views of the Engineer makeup. Head to the Facebook link below (via PrometheusForum) to see pics of Guy Pearce in his 'old Weyland' makeup. The images actually look better than the final film did.