Ridley Scott made two of the biggest and best sci-fi films of all time, Alien and Blade Runner. Alien had a sort of prequel in the shape of Prometheus in 2012, and a sequel to both Prometheus and Blade Runner have been confirmed. While the Blade Runner sequel is unbearably exciting, Scott revealed that “It’s on the charts. I can’t say when that would be yet, because of [Ford’s] thing with ‘Star Wars’. It’s a sequel – it’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.”
However, while promoting his new film Exodus: Gods and Kings, Scott revealed some rather upsetting news about the state of Prometheus 2. Fans all know that Prometheus served as a sort of prequel to Alien, and with how the film finished, Prometheus 2 was expected to get ever closer to the Alien story. however while speaking with Yahoo, Scott revealed that Prometheus 2 will not actually feature any Xenomorphs, the terrifying Alien creation designed by the late H.R Giger.
“The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting [H.R.] Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it, and I said, ‘I want to do it; it’s fantastic’. But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start”
This is frustrating and very upsetting news. You can never have too many Xenomorphs, can you?
Scott also revealed the smallest piece of information about the Prometheus 2 plot, mainly about the returning characters:
“You’ll probably have to go with [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] and [Michael Fassbender’s android David] – without his head. Find out how he gets his head back on!”