As well as Noomi Rapace, front of frame, this latest official image from Prometheus features two… well, see for yourself. Click through on the image to make it full size for a really good look.
So those are, in the terms of the new film, Engineers. They’re the same what-ever-they-ares as the Space Jockey from Alien. As I’ve pointed out previously, that’s not their body but a kind of bio-mech suit. We’ve even had a look at what they’re like underneath.
In the accompanying article, co-writer Damon Lindelof promises The LA Times that the film is going to be “epic in scope” and that he and Ridley Scott discussed David Lean a great deal:
We wanted to make the movie feel big by having the characters be small in big spaces. That connected to the larger themes we were talking about — that we’re all just these little gnats crawling around on our little planet.