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‘Prometheus’ Sequel, ‘Alien: Paradise Lost,’ to Reveal a Destroyed Engineer Planet?!

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.

Now that the Prometheus sequel has been retitled to Alien: Paradise Lost, and that Scott has revealed plans for several more sequels, he’s starting to open up about the plot.

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.




  • wehoaks

    This is all just a ploy to make a cinematic universe a la Avengers. Puke.

    • Vicente Garcia

      Eh….I’m perfectly fine with an Alien universe. I mean, at least ONE of these films has to be good, right?

  • Halloween_Vic

    I still don’t see how this will tie in with Alien? Just give it a Prometheus title name. Better yet can we get BlomKamps Alien first FOX please???

    • rezblue

      I guess it could show who crashed that ship on LV-426? I mean before that there was nothing really significant about the Nostromo and its crew/mission.

      • Dev

        The derelict is practically fossilised (the space jockey particularly) so that’s unlikely to be shown in the new films unless it’s through some kind of flashback. That being said, the eggs are preserved pretty well so who knows.

        I for one am not really excited about Blomkamps proposal, mainly because the hype is based entirely on some fairly underwhelming concept art and little else, and I am not a fan of retconnning anything, least of all the Alien films (I refuse to consider AVP even related to those films at all). I like his other films (not seen Elysium yet, but I understand it’s not so hot) but I am wary of anyone approaching Alien as a fanboy before they consider themselves a filmmaker.

        • rezblue

          I saw Elysium last night actually. It’s not bad. Not amazing or anything though. Had that ship really been there that long? I mean the face huggers were still alive and active onboard.

          • Dev

            The eggs were healthy but if you remember when Kane/Lambert/Dallas are examining the remains of the space jockey, they comment how it looks fossilised and has been ‘dead a long time’, and that it looks like it’s grown out of the chair.

          • zybch

            All they were seeing was the bio-mech suit though, not its occupant, plus who knows what the toxic atmosphere of LV-426 prior to WY’s terraforming had done to the corpse if the ship’s life support systems had been damaged in its crash/landing.

          • Dev

            I’m just going off what was in the film. Suit or not, it had clearly been there a long time – it was in the script as such. I don’t think they would undermine that as it would just create a plot hole.

          • zybch

            Well it was the character’s impressions, and none but Ash, safely away in the Nostromo, was a scientist and able to make any potentially accurate assumptions.
            It only takes a few weeks/months to desiccate a body here on earth, let alone in a vacuum that would destroy tissue from explosive decompression etc, and they had no idea it wasn’t the actual body they were seeing rather than a suit.

          • Dev

            You’re reading too much into it.

        • Halloween_Vic

          I understand, to be honest Elysium is nothing special really it’s an OK film, visually it is very nice though but that’s about it. I really just want Ripley to return and battle the Xeno’s one last time on their planet. Which maybe can be connected to the Engineer’s planet which is now destroyed and taken over by Xeno’s or full of eggs and face huggers of different species of Xeno’s?

  • Adaaification

    So to be sure about this. The universe of Alien already includes the Predator. Then Prometheus hits the screen, a prequel that would unleash the universe of alien at the beginning of it. And now Alien: Paradise Lost will connect with Ripley, the Engineers (How we never heard of in any Alien or Predator film before, not sure about the comics. I didn’t read them all) and will also build a bridge to the Alien franchise? Wtf oO Thats too much.

    • Rob

      I think the Alien universe only contains predators in the comics. Ridley Scott’s Alien predates the comics by at least ten years. I think this universe is only related to the first movie (which has a dead engineer called the “Space Jockey”).

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      We ain’t counting the AvP movies here. Sweep them under the rug.

  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    How many disasters are we going to experience now? LV-426 had a downed craft and engineer, LV-223 had the engineers’ biological warfare get out and destroy them, and now this? Is the black goo at it again? Damn dude this better be new. And I’m guessing the new batch of travelers has a David android with them too? Could we get more Weyland flashbacks? So wasted in the first film. And I don’t see how the Ripley connection can be anything but forced.

    • Halloween_Vic

      God I just want this to be good……. 🙁

  • J Jett

    this sounds better and better! i’m excited that a good portion of the focus will be on the Engineers (and their world).

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      I really hope Scott brings his The Martian game.

      • SugarShane333

        You liked it? Haven’t seen it yet but kinda want to after the reviews.

  • ishtrpioajtrk

    Hopefully these will explain why the Engineers aren’t more of a force in the universe when their technology was so advanced as early as it was.

  • Blade

    After rewatching the film about 3 days ago and actually paying attention to it (First time I watched it I was preoccupied) and I am now really excited to see what’s next, three days later and I am still thinking about it and pondering things lol so bring it on. I want to learn more about the Engineers, the black goo, why they wanted to destroy humans, etc. etc.

  • Jason Romeo Leger

    Avp is its own thing . Why dont people get that ?

  • Vicente Garcia

    It actually sounds like a pretty solid plot–Noomi Rapace and head David trying to survive on the Engineer planet while also unraveling its mysteries. The second crew that shows up will just add to the body count!

  • Royal Rican Prince

    Sounds to me like there is no clear vision OR direction for this film. They have a beer, the story changes titles. The have a bowel movement, the concept of the film is changed. They change underwear, it’s a sequel to Prometheus. There at a drive-thru, now it’s a “alien” film. Has all the making of a disastrous sequel to an equally abysmal film.

  • mike connor

    Wasn’t a bad movie, I’ll watch it. I am weird, I love watching Battle LA over and over again, and that wasn’t stellar. Same goes for Battleship, but I really dig that because they casted vets.

    I like goofy stuff, and more cerebral scifi as well. Ex machina pleasantly surprised me. I hope the new Prometheus does the same.

  • PsychoMantis18

    Ridley has sucked for a long time now. I still don’t see why he would rather make a Prometheus trilogy over an Alien trilogy. He gave us one of each and I sure as shit know which one i’d rather him make more of.

    • EB

      You didn’t like The Martian?

  • People dog on ‘Prometheus’ all the time and I don’t get it, but I love the movie and I look forward to this sequel.

    • EB

      There were a number of issues, but mainly, the majority of characters were ridiculously stupid.

      • Don

        That was my major malfunction.

        Scientists that acted like 13 year olds? No thanks. It deflated things for me.

      • Dan MacRae

        It is a freaking movie, made to entertain a wide range of people, not just three of you morons in mommy’s basement.

  • Raul Calvo

    The sequel to Prometheus was always going to be called Alien: Paradise Lost… Or I’m the only one who heard Ridley Scott saying this in the Special Features of the Blu-ray edition of Prometheus?

    • Nicolas Caiveau

      It was originally going to be called “Paradise”. But Paradise Lost is better. The “Alien” in the title is purely there for marketing.

  • Jack le Critic

    Please, can we just clarify this once and for all – Predator has f*ck all to do with Alien, besides a visual gag at the end of Predator 2, some comics, and a couple of shit spin-off movies that should never have been made. These movies are not and never will be canon. They are an embarrassment to the memory of Giger and Dan O’ Bannon. Scott is still with us and hopefully can get the movies back on track.

  • Gabbi Cordero

    “He can pretty much do whatever he wants” oh how fanboys love to overrate. yeah how about he make a meaningful contribution to an already established property so we get LESS hannibal, robin hood, exodus, and prometheus and more actual quality

  • EB

    I am confident this new crew will be piloting the spaceship named “Engineer Fodder.”

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