Prometheus Links With “Blade Runner”?

The DVD and Blu-ray editions of Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” are ready to hit shelves this week with a lot of bonus material.

Now it has been revealed that a 58 second easter egg entitled ‘Merging Ridleyverses’ deals with an idea that was briefly floated, but ultimately discarded, which would’ve seen the merging of the “Alien” and “Blade Runner” universes within “Prometheus.”

Concept artist Ben Proctor apparently says in the featurette (via First Showing) that: “There’s one idea that I’m very sad that we didn’t do. Ridley, one day, came in and said, ‘You know, I’m thinking what if it’s the Weyland-Tyrell Corporation? Is that cool? Maybe the bodyguards that come out with Weyland, maybe one of them says Batty on his uniform.’ And we’re like ‘Awesome! Do it, do it!'”

Added to that is talk that the UK Blu-ray edition includes a letter from Guy Pearce’s Peter Weyland character who says that Eldon Tyrell was his mentor and competitor.