[re: xenomorphs being in "prometheus]
Well, you were the one who said it wasn't going to be in the film. How do you know that?
For the record, I don't believe I ever said it would be in the film, either.
How? I take Scott and Lindelof (the writer) at their word:
I read this thing and we went in and had a meeting and he was already clearly saying, 'I want to come back to the genre. I want to do Sci-Fi again, but I think this movie is too close to 'Alien.' I've done this stuff before, but there are big ideas in that are unique in and of itself.' And I said, 'Well, I think that's what we have to do because if there was a sequel to this movie we are working on, which eventually became 'Prometheus,' it would not be 'Alien.' Normally that's a definition of a prequel is it precedes the other movie."
After making a dig at George Lucas' "Star Wars" franchise, Lindelof continues, "Often there is an inevitability to watching a prequel. So, If the ending of this movie is just going to be the room that John Hurt walks into that has eggs there is nothing interesting in that. We know how it's going to end. So, this movie will hopefully contextualize the original 'Alien' so maybe you know a bit more, but you don't [expletive] around with that movie. If were successful enough to even do a sequel to 'Prometheus it will tangentialize even further away from the original 'Alien.'"
Thanks for the direct reply, but nothing in the article you linked, including the passage you quoted and the parts you highlighted, answers the question, or provides any evidence one way or the other.
However, thanks for linking to the article, which did say...