TED Talk page info Edit
The "About the speaker" part of the TED talk page indicates that Prometheus is ret-conning the continuity to eliminate the events of AvP. The page states that Peter build Weiland Industries based on his own technology and innovations (and not through off-world tech or a merger with Yutani Corporation). It would seem to imply that Peter Weyland was the founder of the corperation, not Charles Bishop Weyland.
This will probably require notations of a divergence of timelines, as the new film is not working off of the AvP lore and holding to a purely "Alien" continuity. The shift makes sense, as Ridley Scott was not a fan of the AvP franchise. The14th (talk) (Contribs) 20:38, March 3, 2012 (UTC)
- Then change the article. https://www.weylandindustries.com/timeline confirms that the AVP series is retconned. 22.214.171.124 06:33, June 10, 2012 (UTC)
- "Here’s the thing. Ridley invented this. He created this Alien universe. He birthed it out of his own heart and soul. So he gets to do whatever it is he wants to do and he wanted to use Weyland as a conduit in the story, and was not interested at all when I said to him, “You know, Weyland was a character in one of the Alien Vs. Predator movies,” he just sort of looked at me like I had just slapped him in the face. That was the beginning, middle and end of all Alien Vs. Predator references in our story process."
- ―Damon Lindelof
So there you go. It doesn't matter what the writer might think, on a film, the buck stops with the director, and Ridley Scott clearly ignored AVP when making Prometheus, and didn't care to follow on from AVP's events. And at the end of the day, Weyland Industries and Weyland Corp clearly cannot co-exist because they both have different origin stories.--Leigh Burne (talk) (Contribs) 07:48, May 17, 2013 (UTC)
- Yeah, Ridley Scott HATED the AvP franchise. I almost think he did Prometheus just so he could ret-con those films out of the Aliens timeline. The14th (talk) (Contribs) 13:46, May 17, 2013 (UTC)