So the news on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2, now officially titled Alien: Paradise Lost, continues to get released thick and fast this week. Scott is currently doing the press rounds for his critically acclaimed new sci-fi, The Martian, but he just can’t help talking about his Alien series, and journalists can’t stop asking him about it.
On the red carpet for The Martian, Hey You Guys chatted with Scott, where he revealed the new title. He also revealed that Alien: Paradise Lost will directly link to his classic horror sci-fi Alien, or at least it will bridge the gap between Prometheus and Alien:
“Well, because we’re heading back to why and how and when the beast was invented. We’ll go back into the back door of the very first Alien that I did thirty years ago”
Just last week Scott said that there could be up to four Prometheus films, but he has changed his ideas dramatically this week, and now seems to be going full steam ahead to link into his Alien series as soon as possible.
He backed up the above statement to Empire, revealing Alien: Paradise Lost will link to Ripley’s character from Alien:
“In a way it is Prometheus 2. It’s exactly the same story. But it was always in the works to be called that [Alien: Paradise Lost]. Is Prometheus actually taking us off course from where I’m going, which is actually backing into the first Alien… I’ve even got connections with Ripley [in this], but I’m not telling you what.”
This is exciting stuff, but its great that Scott won’t reveal how Ripley is connected, and to be honest its best we don’t find this out until the film gets released.
However, if Scott is linking to Alien, then what of Neil Blomkamp’s Alien 5? This film was intended as a sequel to Aliens, so is it still happening?
Scott confirms that Alien 5 WILL get made, and will be released AFTER Alien: Paradise Lost:
“I’m producing it. The design is for it to go out next, after this. This will go out first. It’s more associated with Ripley, it’s a completely different angle, it’s more of a sequel. I’m coming in from the back end.”
This is really exciting stuff, and if you want to hear a little more then check out the below video.
Scott has already promised a brand new Xenomorph in Prometheus 2, so right now all is sounding very exciting. He also recently confirmed that Prometheus 2 WILL be his next film. Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace will be returning.
Plot details for Prometheus 2 are unknown at this time, but early reports suggest the film would see Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender’s head going to the Engineers planet, looking for revenge.