Three years after Prometheus came out, Ridley Scott still wants to make a sequel -- and perhaps soon.
Promtheus 2 is one of those "bubble" movies recently mentioned in the wake of the box-office failure of Terminator: Genisys, a sequel whose predecessor was just successful enough to possibly warrant a followup but not enough of a hit to make one imperative. And yet it seems that the one man who could arguably make it happen no matter what, director Ridley Scott, wants to see it through.
In an interview with Total Film (screen-grabbed by Scified.com), Scott said, "I've got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it," with the magazine claiming that a January 2016 start date for production on Prometheus 2 is a go. As Collider points out, that start date is not a direct quote from Scott but something that he likely mentioned to the magazine's reporter; realistically, however, the chances of the movie shooting five months from now seem iffy.
A script has been written for Prometheus 2, which Scott is reportedly happy with, but issues like casting still need to be sorted out. Will Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender be back from the first film? Unknown. And there's an even bigger question: What does the existence of Prometheus 2 mean to the Alien movie that Neill Blomkamp is making? Can the two exist side by side in an Alien-connected shared universe?
Those are some of the X factors that need to be resolved before Prometheus 2 gets near a camera. Yet with a script in hand and sci-fi on his brain (he just finished making The Martian), perhaps Scott is ready to further explore the mysteries of the Engineers at last. Do you want to see Prometheus 2 become a reality?