Ridley Scott Plans Prometheus Sequel

The relentless viral marketing, hype and fan expectations for Prometheus might have been greeted by an ambivalent shrug from disappointed audiences who saw the actual film, but that hasn’t deterred director Ridley Scott continuing with long rumoured plans for a sequel.

Scott has confirmed his enthusiasm for continuing the story, admitting it was always his intention to stretch things out for a second film. If you still haven’t seen Prometheus , be warned that Scott’s musings on the sequel do give away the ending of the first film. So read on with caution:

“From the very beginning, I was working from a premise that lent itself to a sequel. 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 also intimated that the inevitable sequel will also likely borrow his original title for Prometheus, which was Paradise. The famously abrasive director also elaborated on what that Paradise might actually involve.

“I’d love to explore where [Dr. Shaw] goes next and what does she do when she gets there. Because if it is paradise, paradise cannot be what you think it is. Paradise has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous… Because [the Engineers] are such aggressive fuckers, 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.”

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