All I want for Christmas is for the bizarre trickle (leaks and all) of Prometheus marketing (teaser trailers for teaser trailers? seriously?) to stop and for everyone to stop ruminating on how Ridley Scott‘s latest fits into the Alien universe. It’s clearly a prequel, but that could just be the eggnog talking.

The film stars a seriously wonderful cast that includes Noomi Rapace (in just her second English-language role), Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and Idris Elba. The film was once touted as a direct prequel to Scott’s 1979 sci-fi classic Alien, though since the film’s initial conception, the cast and crew of the film have turned cagey, tossing off terms like “being in the same universe of” the Alien films, which was weird enough already. And that was until said marketing trickle, with all signs pointing to “yes, this is a prequel.” And, today, finally the first trailer for the film, which hits two notes – “incredibly awesome” and “totally a prequel.” I’ll stop hemming and hawing now and let you take in the trailer for one of 2012’s most anticipated new releases.

Check out the first (really, actually, truly official) trailer for Prometheus after the break.

What’s most intriguing about this trailer is that recently revealed tagline – “They went looking for our beginning, what they found be our end.” You know what they say about Prometheus – don’t steal intelligence from great beings and give it to lesser beings and not expect to have your liver eaten out of your own body every day.

What say you? Do you agree that Prometheus is clearly a prequel to Alien? Or do you think I am totally off-base and it’s something different? Have at it.

Prometheus opens on June 8, 2012. [DigitalSpy]

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