A short while ago director Ridley Scott promised that Prometheus 2 would begin to answer questions, but it now sounds like we will have to wait a little while longer for his Prometheus series to connect with his Alien film.
Scott revealed to FilmFutter that there are plans for further Prometheus films after Prometheus 2 (which goes into production early next year).
Scott was asked when Prometheus will make the connection to Alien:
“It won’t be in the next one,” explained Scott. “It will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the Alien franchise…”
So more Prometheus films is great news as I feel there is so much Scott can do with it before it becomes part of the Alien world. However, what will this mean for Neil Blomkamp’s Alien 5? This is unclear right now, but Scott explained further the reasons behind making the Prometheus series:
“The whole point of it is to explain the Alien franchise and to explain the how and why of the creation of the Alien itself,” he added. “I always thought of the Alien as kind of a piece of bacterial warfare. I always thought that that original ship, which I call the Croissant, was a battleship, holding these biomechanoid creatures that were all about destruction.”
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.