Prometheus was an adequate enough introduction back into Ridley Scott‘s Alien universe. A lot of questions were left unanswered, but that is part of the beauty of the Science Fiction genre; a sense of mystery, room to theorize, to talk with others and debate and learn in a reciprocal manner. It’s not any secret that Ridley Scott is a Sci-Fi auteur; master of his craft. He creates movies that have individuals’ thinking for themselves and developing their own interpretations (Blade Runner and whether Deckard is a replicant or not anyone?). With Prometheus, it seems one of the main problems that irked some of the fans was the fact the movie wasn’t a direct prequel to the Alien series as was originally planned. Some were annoyed that Damon Lindelof had been called in to tinker with the script (which makes one wonder how Lindelof haters feel about Green Lantern‘ scriber Michael Green penning the sequel) . The fact it is set in the same universe should have been enough to suffice no? Apparently not! Apparently people wanted more of the same. Well, word on the street is that Ridley Scott has been dishing some dirt on his plans for the highly anticipated sequel.
Bloody Disgusting highlighted a new interview that Ridley Scott had with The Australian. Scott spoke of bringing in an entirely new species of alien into the Prometheus sequel. First thing’s first though, Scott’s use of words to describe the original Xenomorph verge on the poetic:
“[The] …original Alien is “the definitive dragon and he’s a motherf . . ker. The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history.”
Scott then went on to elaborate on his plans and vision for Prometheus 2:
“So with Prometheus 2, what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.”
This all sounds very promising indeed and Scott has instilled more confidence among us explaining that the script is finished and that it is “really good,” so don’t go hating on Michael Green just yet.
As for punters who are wanting more of the same, this next bit of news aint gonna be too pretty. Scott seems set in his ways to manoeuvre the trajectory of the Prometheus franchise even further away from the original Alien franchise (…still keeping within the same universe of course). He had this to say on revisiting species from past Alien movies:
“If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.”
Furthermore, the recent talk from Noomi Rapace on her character Dr. Elizabeth Shaw – the only Survivor at the end of the first film – eventually meeting God or the Devil in the second installment, was shot down in flames by Scott. This had been a popular rumor surrounding the sequel, but we are quite happy about this admission in particular. Just like the first film, the second is shrouded in mystery and should hopefully remain that way as it’s always refreshing going to see a movie knowing very little about what’s in store.
Were any of you hoping for a return of the Xenomorph? Or are you quite satisfied to see what kind of creatures Scott has in store for us in the second installment? As per usual, let us know your thoughts fellow nerdsters!
Although there is no official release date for Prometheus 2, it is scheduled for a 2016 release.