Viral Watch: 'Prometheus'' Weyland Industries Introduces an Android & 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Captain Pleads with the Public

Viral Watch: 'Prometheus'' Weyland Industries Introduces an Android & 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Captain Pleads with the Public

Mar 19, 2012

After all the teasers for Ridley Scott's Prometheus, we were finally treated to a new, full-length trailer for the sci-fi blockbuster. The clip provided a clearer picture of the story — though some argued it was too clear — and the link to the Alien franchise kicked off with a look at the search for humanity's beginnings, which may have started in a galaxy far, far away.

The film follows a ship crew traveling to an alien planet where the team aren't exactly greeted kindly. Released in conjunction with the trailer was a viral video, Our Family is Growing. Guy Pearce voices Weyland Industries founder Peter Weyland and the video shares how the corporation grows AI life forms. The one we see in the clip is Michael Fassbender's David. He is "the first advanced android prototype model of its kind. He is affectionately called David, a name Sir Peter Weyland had initially reserved for his own human son."

The company's motto is, "Big things have small beginnings." We'll see what that means for co-stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Patrick Wilson on June 8. Keep your eyes peeled for more viral clips as we get them. Share any lingering Prometheus trailer thoughts in the comments below, and visit the viral website for a detailed timeline of Weyland Industries. [via Geek Tyrant]

 

 

Also trying to capture your attention is a new Amazing Spider-Man viral video from the website, WebbedMenace.com. Sony's campaign to spread the Spidey love has been fierce, including a "tagging" project that allowed teams of fans in six different cities to stencil a Spider-Man image on the sides of buildings.

WonderCon featured people handing out wanted posters this past weekend — and now the arrival of this website shows that the marketing operation is still going strong. The video below features a talking-head news anchor and Police Captain George Stacy pleading with the people of New York — in only the wonderfully gruff way that actor Denis Leary can — to stop looking at the webbed superhero as one of the good guys. He even calls him a pesky bug. If you want to play detective, call the number that the Captain mentions in the news footage — which asks callers to submit sightings of Spidey on the viral website. The film hits theaters on July 3.

 

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