Ridley Scott Is Planning Three More Prometheus Movies Before Connecting to Alien Mythology

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 11:04AM
Prometheus
Alien
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 11:04AM
Ridley Scott Is Planning Three More Prometheus Movies Before Connecting to Alien Mythology
Prometheus was supposed to be a prequel to Alien, and then it was supposed to be a distinct film with "strands of Alien DNA," and then it came out, and no one really knew what it was. Now, Ridley Scott has revealed that he views it as a pre-pre-prequel, as he plans to make three more Prometheus films before definitively linking the two mythologies together.

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"It won't be in the next one," Scott told Film Futter (via Bleeding Cool). "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."
Closing quote


Putting aside the fact that absolutely no one needs four Prometheus movies, it seems that Scott has completely abandoned the claim that the Prometheus franchise is not a prequel to Alien. And yet, his statements are still entirely confusing. At the end of Prometheus, the alien offspring from the infamous C-section scene thrusts an ovipositor down the Engineer's throat, and then a Xenomorph-like creature bursts out of his chest. That's clearly a forebear to the Alien creature, and a direct connection to the Alien franchise, so I don't know why it would take three more movies to establish a link.

It's also unclear how this will relate to Neill Blomkamp's fifth alien film, which will star Sigourney Weaver as Ripley. The film was already postponed to make room for Prometheus 2, but it will still likely come out before Prometheus 3 or 4 (if they truly go forward). We're guessing that the franchises will remain more or less separate, with some similarities in mythology and alien creatures, but it definitely has the potential to get confusing.

Prometheus 2 is scheduled to come out in 2017, while Alien 5 will tentatively begin production in 2017 and will be released in 2018.
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