by Justin Cook
Prometheus 2, the sequel to 2012’s Prometheus, is a project that has managed to keep its plot details, full cast and many other things almost entirely under wraps; however, it seems that Ridley Scott has recently teased a little bit of information about the upcoming sequel.
In a recent interview, Scott said, “With Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.” This is exciting news for Prometheus fans. Seeing what Scott has in store for moviegoers with this new species of alien will be very interesting. It is refreshing to see that Scott is still conscious of the age of the franchise and that he is still trying with his best efforts to keep things new.
He also reassured fans during the interview that there would be no dragons or gods in the sequel, both of which were rumored to appear. Scott said, “If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons. [The original alien is] the definitive dragon and he’s a mother****er. The alien’s real, which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history.”
Previously, Scott had stated that Xenomorphs, perhaps the most recognizable creature in the Alien franchise, would not be appearing in the movie.
When Prometheus hit theaters, it quickly became one of the more controversial films of the year. The film, which served as an indirect prequel to 1979’s Alien, got mixed reception from fans of the Alien series. However, even those who disliked the film began eagerly anticipating a sequel, considering that the end of the film perfectly sets up another movie.
The script for the sequel is finished and will most likely begin filming towards the end of 2015, for a release date sometime during 2016. March 4, 2016 has been floating around but the date is not official yet.