Jacc Blacc said:
i thought this was the prequel of how everything started
On Guy Pearce’s role and the monsters in the film, Ridley Scott said:
“The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland [who] is played by Guy Pearce. That’s the connection between the two films, and nothing more. ‘Prometheus’ is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course, new monsters as well.”
They (Scott and producers) are not claiming it as a prequel
Its really more of a reboot, honestly.