First images from Ridley Scott's Prometheus play with the Alien mythology

Ridley Scott's latest addition to the Alien series, Prometheus, had been shrouded in mystery, until now. A heap of movie images have appeared online — showing off new space costumes, giant set pieces and Michael Fassbender's beautiful bleach blonde mane.

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a large feature on Ridley Scott's new movie Prometheus, and a few of the images are already online. We're finally getting a better look at Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba in their new spacesuits. But more importantly, check out the massive human head sculpture. What is this all about? It's gigantic! Can't wait to see where this fits in with the mysterious space jockey.

First images from Ridley Scott's Prometheus play with the Alien mythologyS


First images from Ridley Scott's Prometheus play with the Alien mythologyS
First images from Ridley Scott's Prometheus play with the Alien mythologyS
First images from Ridley Scott's Prometheus play with the Alien mythologyS
First images from Ridley Scott's Prometheus play with the Alien mythologyS

Here's the official synopsis which is too vague to reveal anything concrete about this picture:

Ridley Scott, director of "Alien" and "Blade Runner," returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Perhaps the giant head is part of the archaeological dig we heard rumors about many months back (spoilers at the link). Only time will tell. Prometheus will be in theaters on June 8th, 2012.

Images via Entertainment Weekly and Shock Til You Drop.