Director Ridley Scott has talked about the possibility of a sequel to "Prometheus," his return to the "Alien" universe, since before the film was released this past June. But today 20th Century Fox has officially announced that they do indeed plan to move forward with a second installment in this new iteration of the franchise.
The "Prometheus" sequel is tentatively scheduled for release in 2014 or 2015.
Though there is no official word on the story, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are contracted to return as the android David and Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, respectively.
Indeed, during the roundtable discussions that we participated in at the London press event for the film Scott indicated that those characters, and their continued journey, would be the focus of the sequel saying:
"I know where it’s going. I know that to keep him (David) alive is essential and to keep her (Shaw) alive is essential and to go where they came from, not where I came from, is essential. That’s a pretty open door and then rather than going to that, I don’t see landing in a place that looks like paradise, that’s not how it’s going to be. There is a plan.”
When last we saw them, Shaw and David were fleeing in one of the ships that the "Engineers" (our creators) had on the military instillation that was LV-223.
I would not assume that the ship Shaw and David commandeered is the very one that we find crashed on LV-446, the moon that Ripley and her crew land on in the original "Alien", as Scott has said that was simply a "brother ship" and that at the close of "Prometheus" that those two storylines diverged.
At the film's conclusion Shaw remained determined to discover more about her makers and as Scott has said, that is where the continued tale will take us.
It is unclear whether or not scribe Damon Lindelof will return for the sequel as Fox is reportedly in talks with other writers.
In addition to the round table discussions that we participated in, we conducted video interviews with Scott and the cast of "Prometheus" take a look at those interviews HERE.
Let us know what you'd like to see in a sequel to "Prometheus".
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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