The news earlier in the week and you may have heard it already but rejoice Prometheus fans out there, all five of you… but who am I kidding, I liked the film. Anyway Ridley Scott is reportedly prioritizing the sequel to Prometheus and getting that done as his next project, which is scheduled to start filming at the start of 2016 with a possible release sometime in 2017.
This means that Neil Blomkamps’ upcoming Alien movie will remain upcoming for a little while longer though, as Ridley Scott prefers to get the new Prometheus out beforehand as it seems he doesn’t want a new Alien film to take too much attention away from the Prometheus films and because Sigourney Weaver needs to be more available to shoot the new Alien film. All in all it’s good news for Alien fans though as new films are well on the way and we won’t have to wait that much longer.
I personally am intrigued by the ideas put forward by Prometheus and I’m curious to see where Scott will take his created prequel but not really a prequel story next and of course there are a load of questions still unanswered, where do the tall bald aliens come from and why do they hate humans? What exactly is the black goo? Does any of this really have anything to do with Alien? Whether any of these questions will get answered is uncertain but I think one thing is certain, we’ll probably just have more questions by the time the film comes out.
But you know, I think there’s still room for some interesting storytelling and themes to come and I have faith Ridley Scott will make another captivating film in the universe he’s made.