The cast of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus continues to grow with the addition of three new actors. According to Mail Online, Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie have all signed on to co-star in the film. They also learned a little more about the tone of the movie from the director himself who spoke to the site about the upcoming production.

Prior to this announcement, we learned that Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, and Charlize Theron had all been cast in major roles in Prometheus. We also knew the director would have to grab some great talent to fill the supporting parts and he didn’t disappoint. Idris Elba continues to find himself in high profile projects. He has Thor, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and now Prometheus on his upcoming roster. Is there anything he can’t do?

The site claims that the film starts production in three weeks. Scott revealed, “It’s the story of creation, the gods and the man who stood against them. It’s not a small film,’ Ridley joked. “I’m using the giant James Bond 007 stage at Pinewood and six other sound stages to film it,” he added.

The director also decided to clear the air regarding the prequel rumors. We all thought that Prometheus was connected to his Alien series as a predecessor to the original film, but Scott says that’s not true.

“While ‘Alien’ was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of ‘Alien’s’ DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative.”

Hmmm, we’re still confused. The director has the film’s script on lock down and is doing everything in his power to keep it from getting leaked. Therefore, we’ll just have to stay in the dark until the studio decides to release an official synopsis for the film.

What do you think of Elba joining the cast of Prometheus? Are you interested in seeing the film?