Ridley Scott revealed last week that Alien: Paradise Lost will connect to the original Alien character Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), along with the original creatures known as the Xenomorphs. The director has also teased that he is planning multiple Prometheus sequels, with either the third or fourth movie connecting directly to the Alien franchise. How the connections will be made in any of these movies has not been revealed, but with shooting set to begin in January 2016, hopefully we'll get some new details soon.
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender were the only Prometheus characters to survive, so don't expect anyone else from the original movie popping up in the sequel. With that being said, it isn't known what new characters have been added into this story by screenwriters Jack Paglen and Michael Green. As Ridley Scott mentioned, Shaw and David will be seeking out the home planet of The Engineers, in order to unlock secrets about humanity's creation. Whether or not they succeed is certainly unclear, but there will surely be much more to tell between the end of this sequel and the start of Alien.Read More
Director Ridley Scott dropped a tiny little bomb yesterday, surprising fans with the title of his Prometheus sequel. We suspected it wouldn't simply be called Prometheus 2. But no one predicted it would arrive under the Alien franchise umbrella, with Alien: Paradise Lost set to light up marquees in 2017. This indicates that the film will be directly tied into the overall series, despite Ridley Scott saying earlier in the week that his Prometheus series would not connect to his 1979 Alien for at least two, maybe even three more movies. So why the new title?
There will be a new planet that is explored by returning cast members Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, confirmed to reprise their roles as Elizabeth Shaw and the android David. It will be the home world of the enigmatic engineers from Prometheus. In previous interviews Ridley Scott claimed that Prometheus 2 will not have the classic Xenomorph alien. Instead, it will feature a new type of alien creature. The filmmaker stated that the "baby alien" in the original Prometheus was "very close" to the creature from his original Alien movie, adding that this extraterrestrial in the sequel will be much different. It is believed that the engineer/alien hybrid dubbed "The Deacon" will return in some capacity.Read More
Paradise Lost is an epic poem by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man. It explores the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose, stated in Book I, is to "justify the ways of God to men". Which seems to be the connection that Ridley Scott is making with Alien: Paradise Lost.
The title itself raises some very serious questions. What does this mean for the whole Alien franchise? Director Neill Blomkamp is in pre-production on what has become known as Alien 5. We heard it was being delayed because of Prometheus 2, and now we may have a better understanding of why. So, in truth, Alien 5 may not be that at all. In previous interviews Ridley Scott claimed that Prometheus 2 would not have the classic Xenomorph alien. Instead, it will feature a new type of alien creature. The filmmaker stated that the "baby alien" in the original Prometheus was "very close" to the creature from his original Alien movie, adding that this extraterrestrial in the sequel will be much different.Read More
It's worth noting that this quote was translated from German, so it may either be inaccurate or possibly out of context, but it certainly is exciting news for Prometheus and Alien fans alike. Many believed that the Prometheus movies would eventually connect directly to Ridley Scott's Alien franchise, but it seems that the filmmaker doesn't plan on doing so right away. Perhaps fans will take solace that the filmmaker does have a plan in place, but we'll have to wait and see how Prometheus 2 turns out.
Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Untitled Blade Runner Project) are writing the screenplay for Prometheus 2, with Ridley Scott confirming last year that the sequel will feature a new alien. The filmmaker added that the "baby alien" in Prometheus was "very close" to the creature from his original Alien movie, adding that this extraterrestrial in the sequel will be much different. Prometheus ended with both Elizabeth Shaw and David, the only survivors left from the original movie, continuing their journey to find the home world of the Engineers.Read More
The original Prometheus followed Elizabeth Shaw and her team as she embarked on a mission to a distant moon, in hopes of finding answers about why humanity was created. After their mission failed, only Elizabeth and the android David remained, as they set off to continue their quest. But it isn't known if there will be a large jump in time between the original and this sci-fi sequel, or if it will take place directly after Prometheus ends. Ridley Scott has also said in the past that Prometheus 2 won't feature any of the classic Xenomorph creatures.
Unfortunately, the director didn't divulge what new characters may be included in this sequel, but if production does start in January, hopefully we'll hear more about casting very soon. Shaw and David were the only survivors of the first mission, so don't expect any other Prometheus stars to return. The director did tease last year that his sequel will feature a brand new alien, although little is known about that creature.Read More