Last week 20th Century Fox announced a whole bunch of release dates, and among them were a sequel to the Fantastic Four reboot, The Wolverine 2, an untitled Marvel film, plus an untitled Ridley Scott film. Speculation went a little crazy about Scott’s new film after his Moses epic Exodus, and fans were expecting this mystery film to either be the planned Blade Runner sequel, or Prometheus 2.
The Wrap are now saying that sources confirm that the mystery Ridley Scott film due for release on 4th March 2016, is indeed Prometheus 2!!!
The Wrap says that multiple sources have told TheWrap that the “Untitled Ridley Scott Project” that 20th Century Fox announced it will release in March 2016 is “Prometheus 2,” although the film may not ultimately use that title. An insider told TheWrap that production is scheduled to start this fall, after Scott has delivered his Moses movie “Exodus” to Fox.
It has also been revealed that after Damon Lindelof refused to return to help write the sequel, and Transcendence writer Jack Paglen wrote the first draft, Green Lantern and Heroes writer Michael Green has been hired to rewrite the film. Green was hired in 2013 to write the Blade Runner sequel, and he is said to be “polishing” the script now, and will then move on to Prometheus 2.
While 20th Century Fox did not comment on the revealing of Prometheus 2, The Wrap were also able to reveal some inside information about the films design:
“Prometheus” served as an ‘unofficial’ prequel to Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi movie “Alien,” and the sequel that Green will write aims to be much more “alien-y” and in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise. Additionally, the sequel is expected to feature multiple ‘David’ androids, which means there will be more than one Michael Fassbender on screen at the same time, according to an individual familiar with the project.
Even though Green has been writing the Blade Runner sequel, it turns out that the Prometheus sequel is more important for Fox right now, and considering the first film took $400 million at the worldwide box office, why wouldn’t it. Alcon and Scott Free productions are keen to start work on the Blade Runner sequel, but it would seem that Prometheus 2 will take priority, with shooting expected to begin this Autumn.