Just the other day we learned that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2 is no longer Prometheus 2. The legendary director recently revealed that the film is now titled Alien: Paradise Lost, which makes the connection to his Alien even more explicit. But after dropping that bomb, it didn’t take Scott long to dish even more on the new movie.

Empire caught up with the 77-year-old director, who his hyping up his new movie, The Martian, and as this is big news, they pried a bit. Scott was feeling in a particularly sharing mood, and had quite a bit to say on the matter. He revealed a handful of interesting nuggets that are sure to pique the interest of fans, and here are biggest.

There Will Be Ties To Ripley
It’s doesn’t feel like a true Alien movie without franchise stalwart Sigourney Weaver playing Ellen Ripley, one of the greatest action heroes of all time. While it doesn’t appear that she’ll be back, Scott indicted that the film will have a strong connection to her, though he plays coy about what like that is. He said:
Is Prometheus actually taking us off course from where I’m going, which is actually backing into the first Alien... I’ve even got connections with Ripley [in this], but I’m not telling you what.

Even though it is set years ahead of Alien, Prometheus takes place in the same world, and though Scott often talked about how the two were separated by a wide margin, we were always moving towards that. While it will still likely take time to get there—it’s been said it could be a few movies—we can’t help but be curious about seeing this connection to Ripley. Perhaps it could be family, as her relatives have shown up before in books and games and other properties set in this world.

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