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The first issue of Dark Horse Comics' Prometheus: Fire and Stone is out. Does it hold some clues as to what we can expect in a Prometheus sequel?
Sir Ridley Scott likes to keep a number of irons in the fire. At one point, the legendary filmmaker’s IMDB had nearly as many “announced” projects as it did completed features. The Englishman likes to work, even at the older age of 76, and he has several sandboxes in which he’s able to play.
Simon Kinsberg has revealed that Ridley Scott's next film is none other than his science fiction adaptation of The Martian with Matt Damon. But what does this mean for Prometheus 2?
Besides Michael Fassbender's film owning performance as David 8, one of the other enjoyable performances in Prometheus was that of Guy Pearce's Peter Weyland. Despite some logistical issues from the first film, Pearce would actually love to come back to the world of Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, and he even has some comments on just how that could happen.
In addition to being a continuation of the story that we saw established in the first Prometheus, the sequel is reportedly being restructured to be more "alien-y" and have a tone that fits closer with the rest of the franchise. What's more, sources say that the film will feature multiple "David" androids, which means that Michael Fassbender will be working overtime on the project (which is great considering he was easily the best part of the first movie).
Last year Ridley Scott's return to the Alien franchise with Prometheus was hotly anticipated. But once fanboys and critics finally saw what Scott had in store with his big budget prequel, the film proved to be pretty polarizing with some calling it a total disaster of plot holes and fan service, and others proclaiming it a misunderstood masterpiece.
This is a lot to digest. Fox continues hammering out plans for a Prometheus sequel, and the right screenwriter could build on the foundation Lindelof and Spaihts left for them. We’ll see what happens, but this is an interesting bit of back and forth on a project that’s not 100% guaranteed to happen at this point.
"They're working on the script,” Noomi Rapace told the site. “I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It's just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will."
Though Prometheus divided critics and sci-fi fans, its box office totals (over $400 million worldwide and counting) urged Twentieth Century Fox to commit to a sequel with Fassbender and Rapace attached to star. But if you think this tells you all you need to know about part two, Ridley Scott laughs at you.
Leading into summer, there were plenty of reasons Ridley Scott's Prometheus seemed like a major risk for Fox. First off, no matter how many times the film's director insisted it was not a prequel to Alien, but rather a movie that exists within the same fictional universe, Prometheus was proclaimed a prequel and so drew the premature ire of many Alien fans.
With fanfare worthy of a summer tentpole, Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus touched down in theaters over the weekend surfing a pre-release buzz of sci-fi mystery and big-budget mayhem as rabid Alien fans bought tickets to see how the “strands of Alien DNA” found in Damon Lindelof’s screenplay connected Scott’s former masterpiece to his latest