Prometheus stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace turned out to praise the "visionary director" Sir Ridley Scott at the world premiere in London on Thursday.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rapace congratulated the acclaimed director for giving her the leading role as determined scientist Dr Elizabeth Shaw in the highly anticipated movie.
"He likes strength and he's not afraid of strong women around him and he's very passionate, so it was amazing to be on board this journey with him," said the Swedish star.
Scott's first sci-fi film since his 1982 Blade Runner started out as a prequel to the Oscar-winning 1979 horror flick Alien, starring Sigourney Weaver, and grew into its own stand-alone film with an estimated budget of $120–130m.
Theron, who dazzled on the blue carpet in a matching azure sparkling strapless dress, confirmed that Scott is up for a sequel to the blockbuster: "I think he really wants to and he's been very honest about that."
Talking about Meredith Vickers, her character in the film, Theron explained that she will not be taking similar roles anytime soon.
"I know people like her, I'm always a little bit suspicious when people are overly confident and passive aggressive trying to control every moment in every situation,” she said. “It feels like they have something wrong at the core."
Fassbender, who plays a robot in the film, said of his character: "He's a very obedient chap, he's kind of like a butler in space he keeps the ship tidy… there's a personality bubbling away underneath."
The Irish-German star explained how he found the inspiration for the role "usually in [his] living room with the script and playing with some household appliances."
Asked about his hopes for the film, Scott said: "I'd like to scare the… out of them but it has got more than that… it has got all sorts of questions and challenges. It's got some very scary stuff."
Scott refused to call it the best sci-fi film ever, but said bashfully: "It's better than a lot. Making a movie like this is really a big collaboration of a big clever crew… and then of course I've got a great cast. I'm just a conductor, I clap my hands."
Prometheus stars turn out in London for the world premiere of Ridley Scott's sci-fi blockbuster...