A news story making its way around the internet has Ridley Scott saying Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland in Prometheus. The source of this news is in Hungarian and the significant excerpts of the article in machine translation are as follows:
Prometheus was the owner to become an entrepreneur, who plays Guy Pearce and is called Peter Wayland. That’s the connection between the two films, and nothing more. The Prometheus new film, New World, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well.
It is noteworthy that this Hungarian article does not contain Ridley Scott’s original quotes in English. And in extensively trying to look for related quotes by Scott using relevant search strings, actual quotes could not be found.
Lastly, surely there is more than one connection between the original Alien movies and what we’ve seen so far from Prometheus. There is a chance some meaning is lost in translation; but we feel that if there’s anything lost, it is not by much.
As it it stands: Guy Pearce playing Peter Weyland is still unconfirmed. Actually it is our current opinion that the quotes by Ridley Scott provided in this Hungarian article is faker than real, which still doesn’t discount a Weyland character played by Guy Pearce in Prometheus.