CONFIRMED: Prometheus will be rated R

UPDATE: Fox has since confirmed that Prometheus will indeed be rated R.

When possibly cocaine-loving Fox CEO Tom Rothman was asked at CinemaCon whether Prometheus would be rated R or PG-13, he told the audience:

“I can assure the fans—I’m very aware of their concern—absolutely they can take it that the film will not be compromised either way.  So if that means that the film is R, then it’ll be an R.  If it’s PG-13, then it’ll be a PG-13, but it will not be compromised.”

“The film will not be compromised” seemed like CEO code for “it will definitely be PG-13 so we can make more money, but don’t freak out, nerds, it will still be good.” And that’s a shame, because a PG-13 Alien prequel sounds kind of shitty. The good news is, an IMDB user bought a pre-sale ticket recently, and the stub seems to indicate that it’s rated R:

It’s hard to know how much to read into this just yet, but so far all signs point to Prometheus being rated R, and if true, Fox deserves major balls points for letting a blockbuster this big go out with an R-rating. You’ll see the occasional, big-budget, R-rated comedy, but it’s been a long time since anything comparable sci-fi blockbuster went out with an R-rated.

One also hopes that if it’s rated R anyway, that means they went back in and added all the shots of Fassbender’s dong. “Greetings, Jeff. I am the Fassdong 3000. I am equipped with a fully articulated, fifth-generation uncircumcised pleasure wand ver. 3.6. Your dong wish is my command, meep morp.”