9 years ago
Let me begin by saying I'm against any linking of engineers to predators. Sure it fun to discuss it, but honestly the creatures are just too far apart, in many ways. One that really jumps out is technology.
I understand this is sort of a 'no duh!' statement, but the reason they run the same is the guy who played the engineer also played as a predator. Think about it though, the predators and engineers run a lot like we humans, seeing how we all share the same body design. I.e- two arms, two legs, walking upright. Thing is the early predator model design never made it into the movies, thus making it non cannon which destorys any linking in that respect. As for the markings on the ship, if you compare the prometheus, alien, and predator two ship markings they really don't share a similar theme. Maybe you could pull a few symbols from each that sort of match. It was honestly a big point on Ridley's part to set prometheus far away from any predator/avp themes.