Ridley Scott Says ‘Prometheus 2’ Will Introduce a New Alien


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In an interview with MTV UK back in October, Noomi Rapace was asked about Prometheus 2, a film she clearly has no idea what the plot will be, but she answered from the perspective of her character and what Elizabeth Shaw might be looking for after she and David (Michael Fassbender) left the planet at the end of the first film:

I know that Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. I say that in the first one. I don’t wanna go back. She can’t go to Earth. There’s nothing left for her there really. She wants to go where they come from, those giants, those creatures. In her head that’s the dark paradise. What’s there? She wants answers. She wants to know. I feel like I’m sharing her curiosity but also her anger.

As far as what is in store for Elizabeth and David once they get to the next stop on their journey, Rapace had no idea, but spit-balled, “God, maybe? God or [the] Devil. I don’t know. I don’t know where [Ridley Scott‘s] gonna take us but I can’t wait to go there.”

Well, Scott has opened up a bit on that with The Australian (via SciFied) while promoting Exodus: Gods and Kings, saying we shouldn’t expect and gods and while aliens may play a role, none that you’re familiar with.

Referring to the finished script he said “it’s fresh” and “getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.” Scott describes the original H.R. Giger-created Alien as “the definitive dragon and he’s a motherf**ker. The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history.”

So what’s next? Well, with the Prometheus sequel he says he’s trying to “reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.” The baby alien we saw at the end of Prometheus he says was “awfully close to the alien” that tormented Sigourney Weaver while anything we see in the next film will be very different.

As for when we’ll actually see Prometheus 2, who knows? Scott has The Martian next and it could either be the Prometheus sequel or the much-talked-about Blade Runner sequel after that. For now the speculation will just have to continue.

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