Things are continuing to get baffling for Ridley Scott’s Alien universe. First up is that Neill Blomkamp’s planned Alien 5 has been scrapped indefinitely, and now Scott has thrown a spanner in the works as to who exactly created the deadly Xenormorphs.
As far as we were all aware, the Engineers created the Xenomorphs, right? Well, in an interview with IGN, Scott reveals that Alien: Paradise Lost, will begin to answer the question about who made those pesky Aliens. So maybe it wasn’t the Engineers who did it then, and if it was not them, then who was it?
In Scott’s statement he also confirms that there will be a third film in this Alien prequel series, which is basically announcing that the Prometheus series will be a trilogy. Here is what he said:
“Prometheus 2 will start getting shot in February and I’ve already begun now so I know what the script is. Then there will be another one after that and then maybe we’ll back into Alien 1, as to why? Who would make such a dreadful thing?”
It’s an interesting and confusing statement, but one which promises more mystery and more questions to be answered. It’s all very exciting.
In a further interview with Variety, Scott states that the script for Alien: Paradise Lost is being reworked, and once again he confirms that as the rest of the Alien prequel films play out, answers about who created the Xenomorphs will be revealed.
“This was a call to duty, really, to reexamine and resurrect the Alien, if I could,” Scott told the site. “Its role had been worn out in previous films, but one of the questions that had never been answered was why such a creature would be invented and by whom. That opens much larger, more universal questions.”
What we do know for sure is that Alien: Paradise Lost will see Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and David (Michael Fassbender) will be heading to the Engineers planet, followed by a new crew. Here is what Scott said a few months ago:
“It’s going to be it’s 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. 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.”
Alien: Paradise Lost in also due in cinemas in 2017.