Frankly, this pisses me off a little bit, and yet, like most of you, I'll still happily fork over the $20 or so for the Blu-Ray. Ridley Scott, yesterday, told Collider that there will, indeed, be an extended cut of PROMETHEUS on the Blu-Ray release:
COLLIDER: You’re going to do an extended cut on the Blu-ray/DVD. Is it a lot longer?
SCOTT: Twenty minutes.
COLLIDER: So there’s, like, twenty minutes that will be added back in for a longer version?
SCOTT: Maybe. But I’m so happy with this engine, the way it is right now. I think it’s fine. I think it works. It can go in a section where, if you really want to tap in, look at the menu. To see how things are long, and it’s too long. Dramatically, I’m about putting bums on seats. For me to separate my idea of commerce from art—I’d be a fool. You can’t do that. I wouldn’t be allowed to do the films I do. So I’m very user friendly as far as the studios are concerned. To a certain extent, I’m a businessman. I’m aware that’s what I have to do. It’s my job. To say, “Screw the audience.” You can’t do that. “Am I communicating?” is the question. Am I communicating? Because if I’m not, I need to address it.
So what will be added? You can head over to Collider and watch the interview there. Apparently there is a longer cut of the fight between Dr. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the Engineer, but Scott is unsure whether that will wind up on the extended cut and not just be a deleted scene. It also sounds like Scott may realize many of the problems that people have had with the movie and would address them in an extended edit.
I've seen PROMETHEUS twice now, and I hoped that some of my issues would be addressed or go away entirely. They didn't. Perhaps an extended version will address some of my problems, or maybe it will make things even more confusing and have characters react in even more stupid ways (come on, taking off your helmet in an alien environment? Really?)