At the end of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, Noomi Rapace's character of Elizabeth Shaw finally got to meet one of the Engineers that created her and the rest of humanity. The only trouble with that meeting was that it turned out the gods who created us wanted to take us out of this universe just as quickly, and had the weapons to do so. After a climactic battle that eventually created the Xenomorphs from the Alien series, we were left with Shaw and David (or what's left of him) heading off to find more of the answers that she's been searching for.
Despite Ridley Scott ruling out the Xenomorphs as being the villains in Prometheus 2, Noomi Rapace revealed in an MTV UK interview to promote The Drop that her idea for the next villains in the biological/theological sci-fi franchise are probably the biggest options available.
God maybe...or The Devil. I don't know where [Ridley Scott] going to take us, but I can't wait to go there. I don't know what we're going to discover.
So instead of fighting off The Deacon, who we've confirmed is hiding in the dark, waiting for us all...
...we're probably going to see Elizabeth Shaw fight against either the benevolent almighty himself...
...or one of Tim Curry's most notable job descriptions.
Except, you know, something that looks more like the Engineers we saw in Prometheus.
Chicanery aside, this actually sounds like a really good idea for the Prometheus franchise, which moved from less of a biological nightmare and into more of a theological one. After all, what would you do if the deity you grew up believing in and praising turned out to be a genocidal maniac who not only accidentally created your species, but is looking for ways to correct that mistake? Not to mention, using God and The Devil as villains in Prometheus 2 would mesh together Ridley Scott's preoccupation with religious iconography and space travel, and that's too good of an opportunity to pass up.
Now Noomi Rapace isn't saying that this is definitely happening, but she would have a better idea than most about where Prometheus is going in its thematic voyage. As if to remind us of the only real quantifiable piece of story anyone outside of the writers has involving the sequel, she dropped this reminder of the main thrust to whatever villain waits out in the stars, "Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to Paradise...she wants to go to where [the Engineers] came from." It's that journey that's going to be our main focus, and it's that reason why God and The Devil should be expected to carry on the threatening element of any future Prometheus sequel.
You can watch the full interview below, in order to hear Rapace's exact tone and context when issuing her statements.
The Martian is Ridley Scott's next film, which is due out next November and casts more than heavy doubt on Prometheus 2's rumored March 2016 release date. Noomi Rapace can next be seen in Child 44 on April 17, 2015. The Deacon can next be seen in a dinner theater production of Death Of A Salesman.