Ridley Scott Answers the Prometheus Sequel Question
While you might have exited the Prometheus theaters, if you are anything like us, the story has done nothing but lingered in your mind. With so many questions left unanswered and a cliff hanging ending that just tears at your curiosity, it is no wonder that talks of a sequel has made headlines so quickly. Ridley Scott chatted with THR about his potential plans for a sequel (warning: some spoilers ahead).
“From the very beginning, I was working from a premise that lent itself to a sequel,” says Scott. “I really don’t want to meet God in the first one. I want to leave it open to Shaw saying, ‘I don’t want to go back to where I came from. I want to go where they came from.’”
Scott went on to highlight the decision behind changing the original title from Paradise to Prometheus, inferring that Paradise would now likely be the title of the sequel.
“I’d love to explore where [Dr. Shaw] goes next and what does she do when she gets there,” says Scott, “because if it is paradise, paradise can not be what you think it is. Paradise has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous.”
“Because [the Engineers] are such aggressive fuckers,” he continues, “I always had it in there that the God-like creature that you will see actually is not so nice, and is certainly not God.” So rest assure, a Prometheus sequel is bound for theaters. Now, it’s just a matter of when.
- Daily Trailer EXTRA: New Prometheus Trailer Brings Major Revelations (filmophilia.com)
- Top Five: Ridley Scott (filmophilia.com)
- Best/Worst: Late Sci-Fi Sequels (filmophilia.com)
- The Legend: Guy Pearce (filmophilia.com)