Prometheus Sequels Will Reveal Who Created the Alien - And Why

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 5:33PM
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 5:33PM
Prometheus Sequels Will Reveal Who Created the Alien - And Why
We're a long way from the times when Ridley Scott tried to pretend Prometheus wasn't an Alien sequel, aren't we? The director told IGN in a recent interview that the Prometheus series would answer questions that no one was asking about the original series, namely who made the Xenomorphs and their reasons for doing so.

Opening quote
"I'm coming back into the back-end of Alien 1. I'm gradually getting to Alien 1... Prometheus 2 will start getting shot in February and I've already begun now so I know what the script is. Then there will be another one after that and then maybe we'll back into Alien 1, as to why? Who would make such a dreadful thing?
Closing quote

For those of you who have blocked Prometheus from your memory (as I've tried to do), we saw a version of the Xenomorph burst from the Engineer's chest at the end of the film after he was "impregnated" by Elizabeth Shaw's humongous tentacled offspring, so to a certain extent, we already know where they come from. But that offspring originally came from an infection from that mysterious black liquid, which the characters stated was likely a biological weapon made by the Engineers.

So I suppose we know that the Engineers are responsible, no matter how you slice it, but maybe we'll learn more about the Engineers? Or we'll learn more about the Engineer military? Even as I'm writing this, it all feels unnecessary. The Alien was scary precisely because we didn't know anything about it; it was completely unfamiliar, and you could imagine it was just a freak of nature that evolved in an environment totally foreign to us. But, that's the name of the game with unnecessary prequels, I suppose. (Can we just bring Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 back, please??)

Alien: Paradise Lost is set to hit theaters on May 30, 2017.
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