Prometheus Sequel Officially in the Works
Posted 08.01.12 by Ryan
Director Ridley Scott's return to science fiction culminated in this summer's Prometheus, which, while it suffered derision from Alien fans who didn't care for the movie's ending (or, possibly, it's loose association to the Alien franchise), still earned a respectable $302 million worldwide for Twentieth Century Fox. Scott admitted in February that a possible Prometheus 2 was a part of his future plans, remarking: "I’m also thinking about what the hell I might do for a Prometheus 2." It's a good thing he thought ahead, because a Prometheus sequel appears to be in Fox's plans as well.
THR reports that Scott and Fox are actively pushing ahead on Prometheus 2, which will see the return of Michael Fassbender as the android David and Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw (which was to be expected if you've seen the ending of Prometheus). Not returning to the fold could be screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Lost), who rewrote the original script from Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) and, according to Scott, helped create a "new, grand mythology and universe" for Prometheus that "evolved" beyond being just an Alien prequel. Lindelof may be too busy to write the sequel — which might be good or bad news depending on how one feels about Prometheus — so the studio is discussing the sequel with other screenwriters instead.
"Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right," Fox president of production Emma Watts told THR. "We can't rush it."
To that end, the report claims that a Prometheus sequel won't arrive until 2014 or 2015.