MovieViral has found a clue in the credits of Prometheus. Leading to a website called www.whatis101112.com, a spinning copy of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra can be found, along with the Wikipedia text below. After a moment, a video appears of Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland, similar to the TED Talk released in February.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. Much of the work deals with ideas such as the “eternal recurrence of the same”, the parable on the “death of God”, and the “prophecy” of the Übermensch, which were first introduced in The Gay Science.
Given that we already had issues with Prometheus, is this an attempt to justify some of the loose narrative threads off-screen? Can we expect more movies to continue once they’ve left theatres. Judging from the date of the URL, the fictional start of Weyland Industries, we can expect more of this through to at least October, when we will presumably have something starting to resemble a Blu-ray forthcoming.