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‘Prometheus’ Sequel to Introduce New Alien

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Back in October Noomi Rapace, who plays Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus, exclaimed that God or [the] Devil in Ridley Scott’s planned sequel.

Scott refutes this a bit in a new interview with The Australian. In it, he explains that the script, which is “written (and)…really good,” is “fresh” and “getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.”

Scott describes his original Alien as “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 says. “So with Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.” The Prometheus “baby” alien was, he concedes, “awfully close to the alien” that tormented Sigourney Weaver. His next one promises to be very different.

Recapping, Rapace says we may see God and The Devil. Scott says he’s staying away from Gods and dragons, while adding that we’ll see a new alien creature. I prefer to know nothing about Prometheus 2, so hopefully they can keep the storyline shrouded in mystery as they did with the first.

Do you guys want to see anything in particular in the sequel?

Prometheus

  • sliceanddice

    am i the only one that just wants a bog-standard, big-budget alien movie done in the vein of the first one or even isolation?

    • Troy

      A Xenomorph apocalypse on Earth would be most welcome.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      That’s what Prometheus almost was when it was Alien: Engineers.

    • Here is Subzero Now Plain 0

      No, you aren’t. Just put us back in the Alien(s) universe, where we all want to be. Leave the religious plotlines to your religious films, get a PRACTICAL EFFECTS TEAM and give it a solid budget and effort. It really isn’t rocket science.

  • Francesco Falciani

    like this. like the engineers…but i i don’t want to wait till 2010. give it to another director! please!!!

    • morrisseylikesburgers

      Yeah, my time machine is broken too.

    • FullFrontalReprisal

      2010 huh? You know something we don’t? You selling a Delorean?

      • Francesco Falciani

        nope. i was just kidding…maybe it will be 2018 not before. he’ll be shooting The Martian very soon, and he wants to shoot blade runner 2 before prometheus… we’ll never have this movie soon

  • Marcus Lorentzen

    What if I told you using GIFs in an article is insanely distracting…?

    • John Connor

      And slows down my computer.

      • MAFIAA

        Buy a new computer then, faggot.

  • Trisha Tachanawa

    Ok, they officially should stop talking about and leave things a secret.

  • Maybe move away from Giger, and Giger-inspired, designs then? Leave them to the Aliens franchise, and find a new visionary concept artist to drive the look of Prometheus’ aliens?

    • Asura

      Prometheus is part of the Alien franchise, though.

  • Matt

    Good acting? Decent plot and characters? 🙂

    • FullFrontalReprisal

      Stop it Matt! You ask too much!

  • FullFrontalReprisal

    Yeah Baby

  • Johnny Trotman

    A movie that isn’t terrible would be a good change of pace.

  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    Has Ridley gone insane or something? Gods and dragons? Why would this movie be moving away from gods? That’s what the first movie was about. And what the fuck does he mean by dragons?

    Cuckoo cuckoo.

    • Hayley Jackson

      He’s addressing what fans have been speculating about the religious theories regarding Prometheus. People seem to think that the Engineers are a representation of God, and that the Aliens are dragons, since a character in Alien 3 called a Xeno a “dragon” (the insane guy). He’s telling us that it’s not about that. So no, he has not gone insane.

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        No Hayley. No.

        • Hayley Jackson

          I didn’t say he was. To me, it looks like he was addressing fan theories. That’s what I wrote previously.

      • Boocat Butterbee

        Maybe the joke is that “the insane guy” in Alien3 actually got it right.

  • J Jett

    wait, i’m confused, when were there dragons in any of the PROMETHEUS/ALIEN films? what is Ridley talking about? he really does sound like he’s confused or has dementia or something.

    • pryopenthirdeye

      the xenomorph is the dragon. if the engineers represent god, the xenomorphs represent the devil or the dragon. revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan,”

      • J Jett

        pryopenthirdeye, oh! thanx for clarifying for me. 🙂

      • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

        That Revelation passage has nothing the fuck to do with the movies dude.

        • BLUEhonor

          …cept xenos are referred to as dragons throughout the universe. In Alien 3, the xeno is specifically called the “dragon” by the inmates.

          That passage was just trying to convey the idea that the dragons are something to be let loose, destroyers if you will. It goes on…”[the dragon] was cast out into the earth”

          Sure, no direct connection to the movies, but it does make sense.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            You’re sounding as crazy as the one inmate who did call it a dragon. I reiterate, the garbage you just spewed, both the line from the bible and your interpretation of it, has nothing to do with any of the movies.

  • Arbracam

    Bravo Ridley. Delivering a thoughtless monster of the week with a face lift and no mythology to hang on. Bravo Ridley. You already missed the boat, and now you want to sink it? Well why not at this point. Bravo Ridley.

    • Asura

      The original script, Alien: Engineers was a lot closer to the Alien series, but Fox didn’t want it to be a direct sequel and hired Damon Lindelof to review the script. Lindelof advised Scott to purge all the direct connections to the Alien series, and he was hired to rewrite it into the movie we got.

      • Tigernan Quinn

        You keep posting this – I’ll go look for it, but maybe a link? Or a short description?

      • Tigernan Quinn

        (Nm, i found it in two seconds so nothing to complain about)

  • Arbracam

    Bravo Ridley. Delivering a thoughtless monster of the week with a face lift and no mythology to hang on. Bravo Ridley. You already missed the boat, and now you want to sink it? Well why not at this point. Bravo Ridley.

  • Squint

    Okay… so… wait… is the alien in Prometheus, not the same alien type as the Alien movies one?

    Also, how can you change this alien that was established in your previous movie?

    Prometheus was awful… and it had nothing to do with the alien, btw. Work on better character development and writing, that should do the trick.

    • Asura

      The original script was awesome, but Sony didn’t want a direct prequel and hired Damon Lindelof to cut out all the direct connections to the Alien series.

      • Tigernan Quinn

        That is the kind of suggestion that should get people fired.

        • Asura

          They felt the film would be stronger if it was a stand-alone and Lindelof convinced Scott they were right.

  • Squint

    Okay… so… wait… is the alien in Prometheus, not the same alien type as the Alien movies one?

    Also, how can you change this alien that was established in your previous movie?

    Prometheus was awful… and it had nothing to do with the alien, btw. Work on better character development and writing, that should do the trick.

  • Flashjordan

    Beyond a coherent plot and an overall decent effort, not much. Not much at all.

  • Darkness69

    I’m keeping an open mind, since it’s Ridley in question, but man… all I want is THE ALIEN, Giger’s Alien!

    • Hayley Jackson

      Would be nice to see more of the Xeno origin but I also trust Scott with what he wants. I loved Prometheus and welcome this sequel with open arms.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Something that has more to do with Alien, not moving away from it. That’s what I want. The xeno is only ‘dead’ and ‘played out’ because the franchise has been raped and milked. Ridley could easily restore the creature to all it’s glory if he wanted to.

  • James

    A different director?

    • Asura

      More like a script that isn’t eviscerated and stitched back together Frankenstein-style.

      • James

        Can’t we have both?

        • johnnywrong

          Ridley’s a damn fine director with the right script. There’s nobody better at his level, really.

          • James

            Ridley is ok. He’s very hit or miss these days.

          • Hayley Jackson

            Agreed. The amount of slamming he gets since Prometheus is truly saddening.

  • McGilli

    Let’s think logically here.

    Who/What was left at the end of Prometheus? ONE human. If they continue that story – then more than likely it’s going to be more of an Isolation type movie. I mean – Shaw did fly away with David – in a ship filled with thousands of military grade biological weapons capable of making numerous types of Xenomorph creatures if they have some kind of host….

    Also left – was ONE Engineer. In a ship with Thousands of military grade biological weapons capable of making numerous types of Xenomorph creatures if they have some kind of host….

    So unless they land on a planet filled with humans or Engineers, or get boarded by some kind of military ship – you know – maybe the kind of ship that would have followed Prometheus at the orders of Mr. Weyland in case of things not going to plan…

    I’ve said too much…

  • InfinitusMax

    Personally, after the 1st movie I’ve managed to lower my expectations.

  • Hayley Jackson

    Man, Ridley Scott deserves way more respect than he actually gets. I’m hyped for this movie, I’m a die-hard Alien fan and I also loved Prometheus. I look forward to the next installment.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    What in the hell is going on with this series? A prequel to Alien should have been a slam dunk, and now it’s turning into a Cronenberg mash-up.

  • Krug09

    I really liked Prometheus but i really don’t understand why they couldn’t decide what they wanted to do! Is it a prequel or not? A stand alone film? Why are they on a different planet but the crashed ship is the same as was find in Alien? I don’t have a problem with things not being explained but it felt like half the movie wanted to be apart of Alien the other half didn’t… Hopefully this second one will answer questions and fix mistakes in the first.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      They did decide what they wanted to do: make a movie that takes place in the Alien universe, before the original Alien, but not connecting directly to any of the movies. What is so fucking hard to understand about this?

      They WERE on a different planet, thus the crashed ship is NOT the same as it was in Alien.

      • Hayley Jackson

        ^ Yeah this x2. I don’t understand how people can watch the movie and completely miss the whole point of it. However, for some it was a little complicated, and that’s okay. But there is plenty reading material about it online in which to educate oneself.

      • Krug09

        LOL i don’t understand how making a movie connected to the alien series… “but not really” was a good idea. It has connections to the original film but changed it to their liking. Good for you for not having a problem with it. Your in a minority.

        “They WERE on a different planet, thus the crashed ship is NOT the same as it was in Alien.”

        I KNOW!!! It crash landed in the SAME EXACT position as the original ship with the engineer inside the pod. Yet YOU can’t wrap your fucking mind around WHY fans ask… WHY???? Its fucking annoying decisions like this that bother the fuck out of fans!

        • Hayley Jackson

          Why don’t you just make your own movie if it bothers you that much.

          • Krug09

            No.

          • Hayley Jackson

            I wonder why.

          • Krug09

            LOL yeah because i am not allowed to talk about parts of a movie i didn’t like on a movie site? Get lost.

          • Hayley Jackson

            That makes no sense in response to my last comment but whatever makes you feel better. You didn’t even know the lore before someone commented and corrected you about the ship and what not.

          • Krug09

            You told me “to go make my own movie if it bothers me that much” So I (tried) reminded you this is a public comment forum and i gave my opinion on the topic.

            “You didn’t even know the lore before someone commented and corrected you about the ship and what not.”

            Sorry that i didn’t see the movie in months and don’t watch it everyday. I bet you don’t even know any of the “lore”… Also i already responded to the person who corrected me… so yeah i realize i made a mistake. THANKS.

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          Man, I wish there wouldn’t be such a dichotomy with wanting a “standalone movie” or a “movie strongly tied with the Alien movies”. Prometheus was a bit of both. What the fuck is wrong with that? What’s wrong with something not clearly defined? Something that’s gray, and not just black or white? Isn’t that what science fiction is all about? Do you like a movie by the name of Blade Runner by any chance, where there are still debates on whether Deckard is a replicant or not? I’m going to echo Damon Lindelof’s sentiments per his Prometheus commentary, and say: I would be fundamentally disappointed, as a fan, if I went to a movie that took place in the Alien universe and didn’t get to see one alien.

          Everything in Prometheus felt organic, I don’t know why people think the alien at the end felt tacked on. It was the punchline to the movie(as Damon described it), how did you guys not get that? I expect better thinking from people who love Prometheus. I expect the dummies to be the ones still bitching about the snake sequence.

          The whole point of the movie is creation. These three generations(engineer, human, android) got together in a room and screwed. And out came the alien. The fact that everybody in the family tree played a part in that was a stroke of genius, and leaving out the alien bursting at the end, is like leaving out the one final piece in a giant jigsaw puzzle.

          Come on now. Come on now.

          PS How come you’re acknowledging the ship crashed in the same position, yet are still confused as to whether it’s the same ship or not?

          • Hayley Jackson

            You are becoming my favourite person.

          • Krug09

            Well, we obviously have different opinions on it.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            You got that right.

          • Tiso

            Whats “wrong with both” is that they didnt pull it off. You can have both if you do it well. Although I liked prometheus (the second time i watched it, first time time i was dissappointed) all the gripes ive read on here were correct. They didnt do what they set out to do with that movie.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            K well, that’s your opinion and there’s nothing I can do about that. I think the opposite. So there.

        • Asura

          It originally was going to be a direct prequel set on the same planet, but Sony wanted to make it a standalone film and hired Damon Lindelof to rewrite the original script and take out all the direct connections to Alien.

        • Britt Alexander

          Or, because there was a biological outbreak, hence all the dead Engineers, one of them managed to escape, proceed with his mission, and died in transport… crashing on LV-426.

          • Krug09

            Its possible.

        • ultrazilla2000

          But the engineer WASN’T in any pod. in Alien is was at the cockpit when it died. In Prometheus the engineer died in the escape ship after its battle with the alien organism. So clearly not the same. Not to mention the ships had different cargo…one being the Alien eggs, the other those mysterious canisters of evolutionary goo.

          • Krug09

            That is right about the engineer dying at the end of the movie not in the cockpit, my mistake. Its a bit of both and confuses me.

        • Britt Alexander

          Perhaps they engineer (pun) there ships to fall that way? Future/Ancient Alien Technology is pretty crazy!

          • Krug09

            At this point i don’t care man. I am wrong either way 🙁

    • Boocat Butterbee

      I hated those big mean baldy white guy aliens. What were they supposed to be doing? Besides being fugly.

  • John Cord

    ‘Alien was the frightening. Gieger is dead, so I wonder where Scott is going to get his new Alien? You have too see the film at the cinema otherwise you cannot get the full horror. TV cannot do that. Alien produce a real sense of the ‘other’; a world and creature we had never experienced before. No other film has produced that since. Prometheus was a bit of a mess.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      He doesn’t need Giger. He didn’t get any of the Prometheus monsters from Giger. He simply looked through a nature book on various animals/insects and drew inspiration from them, and had the very talented artists and VFX guys bring them to fruition.

      Prometheus wasn’t a horror film. It wasn’t trying to be one. It was a dyed in the wool SCI-FI DRAMA, with elements of ACTION(Ship explosion) and HORROR(Surgery).

      • William Bellamy

        To be fair it was a mediocre film at best. I have owned it for two years now and have tried watching it several times only to realize I could be watching something better. I hope Prometheus 2 doesn’t take too much of his time from Blade Runner 2.

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          No no, Prometheus is a great movie. I’m glad you purchased it and watched it several times! 🙂

          • William Bellamy

            Are you actually being sardonic? I can’t tell.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            Not at all! It’s people like you(purchasers of the movie) that make sequels possible! I’m eagerly awaiting Prometheus 2.

        • Attila

          Thank you for supporting Prometheus 2!

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          He’s not directing Blade Runner 2 anymore hahaha.

          • William Bellamy

            I was being sardonic with my comment about Blade Runner 2.

          • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

            I don’t care how many times you use that word, you still sound hilarious.

  • Benjamin Priest

    I just want to see it.

  • Mr anonymous

    Everyone is critical of Prometheus. I loved it. It fit perfectly before Alien. I loved the cinematography, the acting, and the story line. I look forward to the sequels.

  • Anthony Dzioba

    I want to see a movie that isn’t shithouse and has a story that makes sense.

  • Jeff Barber

    Needs more Alien, less Lindleoff and to hurry up. Ridley seems to be in a bit of a quandry and unable to recapture his early success. Prometheus was a beautiful movie, but desperately needed a better writer. Things were hinted at in prometheus that never came to fruition. the Fifield creature attack was better as a cgi creature in my opinion, and discovering stacks of dead engineer bodies that had “exploded from inside” could have led to at least some speculation about how they died, but then it goes off the rails with the exo-biologist that doesnt like dead things and a geologist that got lost after mapping the interior of a building, the pointless “family relations” subplot between David and Vickers and the whole plot about David misunderstanding human emotions and old man weyland wanting to live forever (which was SOOOOO borrowed from un-used Blade Runner ideas)

    Perhaps Ridley should be asking the fans what to do with the sequel!

  • Pete UnderHill

    Has anyone commented on how the scale of the Space Jockey was waaaaaay off when compared to the dead one in the 1st Alien?
    This movie was just a snooze, let’s be honest. It was an interesting concept but it just lacked way too much to be the franchise hit it could have been. And the leading lady was no where close to being as intense a character as Ripley was. As an Alien fan i’ll def be excited to see if they make the next one better, but that nugget really doesn’t leave me too pumped.

    Sidenote: What ever happened to the sequel to District 9!!?? I’d be way more excited for that!

  • Lars Gottlieb

    I’d want to see a script that makes sense, in any kind of way.
    Characters who are not just incoherent cliches, acting in ways that are not completely counter to their backstories.
    And people holding multiple science degrees, being presented as leaders in their fields, to not be complete and utter idiots.

  • Gabbi Cordero

    this prequel reboot nonsense has gotten so out of hand. mixed messaging has been so prevalent that it might as well be listed as a cast member. so it was a prequel yet ended in a different direction (read: not connecting to the original), you’ve got damon lindelof’s coke bottle glasses spewing off how “prometheus and alien trade in the same stock” (thank you for that ellaboration), they promoted prometheus with the theme of alien with the title lettering appearing the same way.

    Noomi Rapace says god and the devil might show up (when does this movie officially jump the shark?), and now Ridley says he’s done with dragons but wants to give us a new “dragon”. this convoluted premise is so utterly lost beyond hope. queue up the fanboy damage control

    the article concludes with “hopefully they can keep the storyline shrouded in mystery as they did with the first”. yeah the plot during the movie was shrouded in mystery as you watched the damn thing.

  • Un Gsund

    prometheus wasnt that what i hoped for but i still liked the movie.. hope to see more intressting characters in the sequel.. the problem is that they promoted prometheus to much with alien stuff.. but its just another story playin in the same universe (what i really liked!) but as i said i had not one character i really liked or could get a connect with 🙁

  • jonesm

    “Do you guys want to see anything in particular in the sequel?”

    Sure, how about a story that makes good, logical sense this time? That’d be a nice change…

  • Darnell

    This movie was visually stunning but intellectually vacant. I don’t know what was more distracting, the glaring plot holes or the ridiculous behavior by the crew. Who would send these people on a mission of this nature? Everyone had the mental prowess of a 5 year old.

    Looked great but the overall movie was garbage. However I would go see a sequel because I do believe in Ridley Scott’s ability to make a good film.

    • Lars Gottlieb

      The whole premise is ridiculous. How do you get people who’ve spent decades becoming the tops in their fields to go on a multi-year mission in a spaceship, without telling them where they’re going, why, and to do what?
      The kind of grunt stupid or desperate enough to sign that kind of contract is not smart enough to hold any kind of science degree, yet we’re told flat out that these ones do ..

    • SaveFearow

      My “favorite” parts were (in random ranking)

      1. the expert geologist/spelunker gets lost underground
      2. the expert botanist pokes at something alien until it attacks
      3. the guy who doesn’t trust AIs cheerfully drinks the beverage the creepy robot offers him
      4. the cliche infertile woman gets pregnant with an alien baby after sleeping with obviously infected boyfriend (she didn’t think she could get pregnant, but she never worried about STDs? hmmm)
      5. the horndog captain chooses sex over checking on his stranded crew mates (how bout waiting to get laid til after you get everyone to safety?)
      6. tough ‘business only’ lady is seduced by accordion music
      7. that same tough lady is squashed because she can only run in a straight line
      8. alien engineer/guy who looks like Handsome Squidward heads for a big pool of water to die in, ensuring that alien contamination enters the water
      9. no one guesses that those black oozing canister things might be dangerous
      10. minor character Pavel bets against a guy named Chance and loses. What are the odds? Possibly evened out by both P + C dying before the bet is paid off.

      and by “favorite” I mean parts where I was laughing out loud. XD If it’s even half as riff-able, I think I’ll enjoy Prometheus 2.

      • Spot on and they are tones of other inconsistencies that make no sense at all. Such an underwhelming film.

      • bluejacket472

        The “tough lady” was obviously frustrated for some sort of showing of approval from her father before his death. He praised his robot “son” and put the two scientists “in-charge” all while failing to acknowledge her. That explains her irrational behavior.

        • SaveFearow

          I understood that Weyland favored David over Meredith. Weyland is a cruel, unscrupulous jerk. I was just poking a little fun at how the character who seemed most likely to become the Final Girl in a horror/sci fi movie died an ironic death.

          (I’m not tough at all. If I were in a film/series, I’d be the girl who dies because she dropped her glasses or cell phone, and I wouldn’t even get to say Jinkies! or solve a mystery.)

          Everything I mentioned above was meant as a light hearted comment, not a detailed film discussion.

          There were some serious issues brought up in Prometheus, a better script could have really done wonders exploring themes like parental neglect leading to a greater desire for a woman to prove herself in a largely male-dominated field.

          But Prometheus just glosses over that, the characters don’t really learn or grow. (David the robot learns how to shoot hoops while riding a bike, but I don’t think that’s the kind of learning a serious movie would focus on.)

          For the record the “tough lady” was still my non-ironic favorite character. Charlize Theron’s a good actress and I’d have loved for Meredith Vickers to get more spotlight.

          • bluejacket472

            Thank-you for your take on the film. I was not trying to be critical of your comment, only offering what I thought was a legitimate observation to one of the several subplots concurring in the film. I found some of your bullet points right on, others I found fascinating at the different takeaways people can have, seeing the same film. I am not sure how much more they could have expanded the parental neglect subplot without taking away from the main plot, as Theron played the character so well, that she expressed much about the topic, in just a few scenes.

  • “Prometheus” was flat out awful. Although technically was superb – cinematography, costumes, effects and the gathering of a great cast, the rewrites are so obvious on the big screen that you start to laugh once in a while. First of all, too much pointless subplots, worst scientific crew ever and a clear confusion to the dna of the film – was it sci-fi horror, existential drama with sci-fi touches regarding the origin of the human race or a slasher flick? It failed on all levels and I hope they have a solid script for P2. I would still see anything with Ridley Scott’s name on it but to be honest, I think he has lost his touch – a good year, body of lies, prometheus, the councellor and robin hood were all meh films.

  • Jonathan Akers

    I love Xenomorphs and Predators. I’ve read all the books, seen all the movies, and played all the games (yes even the shitty ones)
    That being said, I hate the direction he is taking with Prometheus.
    I understand wanting something fresh but this isn’t it. I thought he would have learned with how badly the first movie flopped.
    Also just as a pet peeve sort of thing..There is a set time line of events in the world and books/comic/games have been set to this. Him going back to change it all up is kind of a pet peeve.

  • Victor

    I guess just cause I want a new ” Alien ” film in general, I wanted them to tie in the story with Scott’s original alien with this one lol but I guess I’m being selfish. Anyway’s I’m down for a new ”fresh” crazy alien I mean why not and hopefully the story will focus on that a bit more just to keep the blood pumping throughout the film to give us something to face and look forward to during the third and final act. They just need to make this already I WANT TO SEE IT!

  • Ellen Ripley Lives

    Don’t cry for me, I’m already dead.

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    “Do you guys want to see anything in particular in the sequel?”

    I want to see it derail any chance of a br sequel.
    Thats all I ask.

  • DS

    This isn’t happening for awhile. And if it does I bet Scott doesn’t even direct it. We could have an all new cast. Fassbender may have lost interest, etc..

  • bluejacket472

    Looks like I’m the only one intrigued by it. Watched it about 13 times, so far, and see something new and interesting almost every time . Will go see a sequel if it happens.