While it’s obvious that the new Prometheus movie is not an Alien movie, it is indeed a prequel. It just doesn’t have much to do with the aliens. It appears that it has lots to do with the creature seated in the derelict craft in the first movie, or rather, his/her race. I believe they are taking the alien universe in a new direction, expanding it to include more than just monster horror. Expect serious drama, some big ideas, and the return of Ridley Scott to science fiction in what is most likely going to be the movie to beat for 2012.