Plenty of Prometheus 2 news recently, with Ridley Scott announcing the title of the sequel to his 2012 film starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender.
The Prometheus sequel will be called “Alien: Paradise Lost”.
The first Prometheus was of course a prequel of sorts to the original Alien film directed by Scott. Rather than refreshing or reinventing many of the elements that Alien fans were already familiar with, Scott elected for an entirely different direction and pursued an obscure path of exploration into the origins of mankind, with periphery links to the Alien series.
Given the title and its biblical context, “Alien: Paradise Lost” looks to be expanding upon the new mythology established in Prometheus, but this time probably finishing things much closer to the Alien films than Prometheus did.
Further to announcing the title, Scott has also been reported to say that the new film will include some form of connection to Ellen Ripley, the hero character of the Alien franchise. At this stage I think it likely that Ridley has a Prometheus trilogy in mind, with a final film that takes us up to the beginning of Alien.
With all of this going on it still seems that Neill Blomkamp’s Alien sequel film is going ahead, but that the Prometheus series (if we’re still calling it that) may delay it. Alien: Paradise Lost is planned for a 2017 release, and will follow characters Elizabeth Shaw and David on their quest to locate more Engineers to learn of the origins of man.