Prometheus 2

(2016)

A sequel to the 2012 hit Prometheus.

Ridley Scott Confirms ‘Prometheus 2’ Is His Next Movie

Ridley Scott Confirms ‘Prometheus 2’ Is His Next Movie

Ridley Scott is busier than ever, and there has been some speculation as to whether or not he would revisit the world of Blade Runner or Alien first. As suspected, the prolific filmmaker has confirmed that Prometheus 2, a sequel to his 2012 Alien prequel Prometheus, will be his next movie as a director. He has The Martian coming out this October, but as soon as it was wrapped, he didn't hesitate to jump into preproduction on this upcoming sci-fi thriller.

Prometheus originated as a prologue to the action seen in Ridley Scott's 1979 horror classic Alien. But the movie morphed into something much greater than a mere prequel, becoming its own thing and igniting a new franchise for 20th Century Fox. It took some pretty complicated ideas head-on and in turn tore audiences in two. Some longtime fans loved it, others hated it, but there is no denying it is interesting. And it did leave off with one heck of a cliffhanger, which is the starting point for Prometheus 2. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, the only two surviving characters from Prometheus, are confirmed to return.

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‘Prometheus 2’ Is Stalling ‘Alien 5’ Because of Ridley Scott

‘Prometheus 2’ Is Stalling ‘Alien 5’ Because of Ridley Scott

We reported earlier this month that Prometheus 2 will start production in January 2016. 20th Century Fox had previously issued a March 4, 2016 release date, but now there is no specific release date in place quite yet. The report also reveals that this delay could also be a blessing in disguise, since it will clear up scheduling difficulties Sigourney Weaver may have with James Cameron's Avatar sequels. It will also give Neill Blomkamp more time to develop the screenplay.

Ripley's fate was left uncertain at the end of Alien 3 as well, with her character literally left floating in space. Ripley did return as a clone in Alien Resurrection, but it isn't clear if that story aspect will be taken into account in Alien 5. It isn't known how far along Neill Blomkamp is on the story yet, but hopefully we'll hear new details soon.

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‘Prometheus 2’ Starts Shooting in January 2016

‘Prometheus 2’ Starts Shooting in January 2016

Back in March 2014, 20th Century Fox set a March 4, 2016 release date for the highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel Prometheus 2, while bringing on Michael Green (Green Lantern) to write the screenplay. But soon after, the sequel got delayed. We haven't heard much about the production since then. Director Ridley Scott has revealed to Total Film magazine that he is scheduled to start shooting Prometheus 2 in January 2016. 20th Century Fox has not issued a new release date quite yet, but the studio announced last year that Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has taken over the March 4, 2016 release date.

The director wouldn't divulge any plot details for Prometheus 2, but Ridley Scott did add that he is interested in making sci-fi movies again, stating, "I've got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it." The filmmaker's last movie, the Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, only took in $65 million domestically, but earned $268 million worldwide from a $140 million production budget. His next film, which is firmly rooted in the sci-fi genre is The Martian, which hits theaters this October. It follows Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars.

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‘Alien 5’ Won't Interrupt ‘Prometheus 2’ Plans

‘Alien 5’ Won't Interrupt ‘Prometheus 2’ Plans

While it hasn't been officially confirmed by 20th Century Fox, it is believed that Ridley Scott will return to direct Prometheus 2 with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender returning to star. In previous interviews, the director has stated that the sequel will feature a return to the homeworld of the sinister Engineers of both the alien species and humanity. The movie is currently scheduled for release on March 4, 2016, though it isn't known when filming will begin. If that date is to stay in place, it should be soon. Alien 5 is eyeing a 2017 release, with Aliens stars Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn expected to return as Ripley and Hicks. Fox has not yet given the sequel a confirmed release date. But it sounds like Ridley Scott and Neill Blomkamp will be working together to make their movies tie into each other.

Prometheus 2 comes to theaters in 2016.

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Ridley Scott Talks ‘Prometheus 2’ and ‘Blade Runner 2’

Ridley Scott Talks ‘Prometheus 2’ and ‘Blade Runner 2’

Untitled Blade Runner Project comes to theaters in 2017.

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‘Prometheus 2’ Will Feature a New Alien

‘Prometheus 2’ Will Feature a New Alien

It still isn't known when production may begin on Prometheus 2, which 20th Century Fox has slated for release on March 4, 2016. Ridley Scott is currently filming The Martian starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, and he is also developing a long-awaited follow-up to Blade Runner.

Are you excited to see a new alien in Prometheus 2? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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‘Prometheus 2’: Noomi Rapace Talks New Villains and Story Ideas

‘Prometheus 2’: Noomi Rapace Talks New Villains and Story Ideas

While it certainly would be controversial to feature God or the Devil as villains in Prometheus 2, since the script is still being worked on, it remains to be seen what large threat Elizabeth and Michael will face in this sci-fi sequel. Our report from last month also indicated that both Prometheus 2 and Ridley Scott's Untitled Blade Runner Project are both in pre-production, but we reported in August that Prometheus 2 may be postponed in favor of Untitled Blade Runner Project. Regardless of which comes first, they will both come after The Martian, starring Matt Damon, which is gearing up to start production this fall.

Who do you think the villains should be in Prometheus 2? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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‘Prometheus 2’ Will Not Feature Classic ‘Alien’ Xenomorphs

‘Prometheus 2’ Will Not Feature Classic ‘Alien’ Xenomorphs

Those disappointed that Prometheus didn't feature the original Xenomorphs from the classic sci-fi horror thriller Alien aren't going to be any happier with the upcoming sequel Prometheus 2. Director Ridley Scott has officially stated that the legendary monsters won't be making in appearance in his follow-up.

Exodus: Gods and Kings will be in theaters this December, with Ridley Scott gearing up to shoot The Martian next. Perhaps star of that movie Matt Damon, who is stranded on Mars, will have a run-in with the original Alien...But we doubt it.

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