There have been so many public changes to the plans surrounding Ridley Scott’s Alien/Prometheus sequels that it’s starting to make my head spin and the only thing that’s going to be coming out of my chest is puke.
Prometheus, which was originally to bridge as a prequel directly into Alien, was expanded by Damon Lindelof, and ended with Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David’s android head (Michael Fassbender) taking off for the Engineers’ home planet to make them answer for their crimes against humanity. We know they’ll be back, but what else is planned for this massive new universe?
In an interview with Awards Campaign, Scott confirms a March start date while also revealing a huge story arc for the sequel.
“It’s going to be its own separate thing because they are going to the planet of the Engineers and they are going to see what happened there. It was a disaster,” Scott reveals. “And they will be in that alien craft that takes them there, but with a new group that’s incoming, a new group of travelers in the beginning of the first act.”
Who are they new travelers? Different alien beings? More humans from Earth who Weyland sent as backup? I guess we’ll find out more soon enough.
And for those of you who are worried that this “trilogy” won’t make it to the eventual Alien bridge, Scott can put you at ease.
“There is an evolution to this one so if we can get something down I don’t not see how we go [forward without a third].”
Obviously, Fox holds the key to completing the circle, but Scott’s power in Hollywood is near the top of the list. He can pretty much do whatever he wants…
As for the fans, there’s nothing we can do. With that said, what do you want out of a Prometheus sequel? The fact that it’s now titled Alien: Paradise Lost, I think it’s safe to assume the Engineers’ home planet used to be paradise and is now destroyed by their own creation – you know, another metaphor for our own planet.
The film is slated for release on May 30, 2017.