Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) is set to direct the sequel of Prometheus in January 2016 after he is done with The Martian.

The release date for the movie is set on 4 March 2016, but it is really doubtful if the target date is realistic. The director said that the fan-favourite xenomorph creatures will not show up in the sequel:

The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic.’ But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.”

So we have a possibility that Ridley Scott will expand more on the enigmatic Engineers or a new alien species showing up; or simply the multiple copies of the android David (Micheal Fassbender) running around in the sequel. Micheal Fassbender (X-Men, 300) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, Child 44) are set to return for the sequel with the script re-written by Micheal Green (Wolverine 2, Blade Runner 2) and Jack Paglen (Transendence).

We can only hope the sequel won’t be as confusing or convoluted as the first or the characters figuring out to sidestep, not running in straight line while escaping from a crashing spaceship.

Source: SciFied & ComingSoon

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