Not a sequel, at least no announcement on that front as yet though the film did seemingly with hold some material for that possibility, but this is referring to additional footage that we’ll see once Ridley Scott’s latest comes home on DVD and blu-ray.
It seems that an extended cut of the film will be available on the home entertainment formats with twenty minutes of additional footage inserted in the film. Twenty minutes makes for a decent extended cut, certainly in an era where extended cuts might constitute something like an additional two minutes of film (I’m looking at you Green Lantern).
Given the technologies of home movie formats, similarly to the latest release of the Alien films it’s possible we’ll see branching options for ‘Prometheus’ including the original theatrical cut as well as this extended version along with any remaining deleted scenes as an additional feature.
This certainly wouldn’t be the first film directed by Scott to undergo some alterations for release on a new format, his 2005 epic ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ eventually received an extended cut with an additional 45 mins which significantly altered the film and for the most part, improved it. The original ‘Alien’ film has seen minor tweaks and of course there’re the various editions of ‘Blade Runner’ in existence.
‘Prometheus’ is currently in cinemas and worthy of a viewing on the big screen, stay tuned however for official details on the DVD/blu-ray release in the weeks to come.