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Prometheus has had it's fair share of criticisms, but one thing Ridley Scott nailed was casting Guy Pearce as an ambitious young Peter Weyland. With that in mind, might Pearce be returning to Prometheus 2?

The entrepreneur who financed the first movie's expedition to LV-223 eventually had his motivations revealed: Weyland was close to dying and convinced that the alien Engineers would have discovered some way to prolong his life. But, as we all saw when he propositioned one of the Engineers, things didn't go exactly to plan and he was beaten to death with Michael Fassbender's disembodied head... Nice.

Still, during a recent interview, the actor revealed a desire to join the cast of Prometheus 2, and would jump at the chance to work with Scott again. He said:

I think it’s possible. I just think it may not be for Peter Weyland. I mean, who knows? When you look at science fiction and the ways in which you can cut the pie and things can develop — technologically speaking, etcetera — anything’s possible, really, isn’t it? Particularly with Ridley at the helm.

Even as someone who liked Prometheus, I wasn't too impressed with Weyland's minimal screen time. Let's get Pearce back through flashbacks, propaganda company vids, or as an android or hologram - so he can fully do the character justice.


What do YOU think - should Peter Weyland return to Prometheus 2?

(Source: IGN)


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