Though Ridley Scott didn't show up in person for the much-anticipated Comic-Con panel on 'Prometheus,' Fox execs kindly provided footage, revealed the first photo from the set (see above) and sent screenwriter Damon Lindelof and co-star Charlize Theron to San Diego to talk about the production. During the panel, a satellite video feed popped up and Lindelof chatted with Scott and co-star Noomi Rapace (they're shooting the opening of the film in Iceland).

'Prometheus' has been a buzz film ever since it was announced as a prequel to the 'Alien' franchise, and rumor and speculation have surrounded the production ever since. When Lindelof was brought in to rewrite the original script, the film supposedly changed course and was touted as a stand-alone sci-fier, though there would be more than a passing nod to 'Alien.'

At the panel, Theron talked about her role in 'Prometheus,' saying that she plays a "suit" named Vickers who's in charge of the central mission of the film -- "a machine in charge of the machine." Ummm.
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