Director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus initially was meant to be a stand-alone prequel to his 1979 sci-fi horror epic, Alien. With a respectable box office return and a lot of hype, Mr Scott decided to make a sequel. Now, word on the street is, he may even do two more after that.
Back in August we reported on the development of a Prometheus sequel, but one thing Scott made clear during the time of our reporting was the continuation of the Alien universe, that was interspersed throughout Prometheus, was over and wouldn’t be making a comeback in the sequel. The news was a bit of a disappointment, but ultimately you have to trust in Ridley’s vision for the franchise.
In a recent interview with FilmFutter, Scott confirmed the connections to Alien would eventually make a return, just a little further down the line.
“It won’t be in the next one,” explained Scott. “It will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the Alien franchise…”
“The whole point of it is to explain the Alien franchise and to explain the how and why of the creation of the Alien itself. I always thought of the Alien as kind of a piece of bacterial warfare. I always thought that that original ship, which I call the Croissant, was a battleship, holding these biomechanoid creatures that were all about destruction.”
It’s good to know that at some point the tie-ins to Alien will come back into play. However, 4 films seems like an awful lot of backstory and may not be necessary, but who am I kidding, as a massive fan of the first installment, I’m not complaining.
I guess we’ll wait and see what’s in store for the Alien universe. With these 4 films and the Neill Blomkamp Alien sequel underway, I’d say it’s all good things.