Lindelof reveals how that final scene spawns a Prometheus sequel

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Dec 17, 2012

Whether you loved it or hated it, Prometheus definitely leaves all of us with plenty to talk about, especially when it comes to the ending. Where does that final scene take us? The flick's co-writer Damon Lindelof is willing to spill a few clues. BIG SPOILERS AHEAD!

Though they did manage to successfully crash the Engineer ship headed to destroy Earth, the crew of Prometheus are mostly dead by the end of their adventure. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) is out of options, and David (Michael Fassbender) is in two pieces on the floor of the Engineer ship. The unlikely pair unite and fly off in a spare alien vessel bound for parts unknown, but where exactly are they going?

David has decidedly different ideas than Shaw about what to do next. He wants to head for Earth, and she wants to see where the Engineers came from, to continue to unravel the mystery that's already almost killed her. Though he doesn't present it as a certainty, Lindelof seems to already know whose plan will win out, and why.

"I think they're going where she wants to go. His fundamental programming has been scrapped. Weyland [the man who built and programmed him] is dead and so now his programming is coming from God knows where. Is he being programmed by Elizabeth, or is it his own internal curiosity now that Weyland isn't telling him what to do any more? He's always been interested in Elizabeth, remember that: He's watching her dreams when she's sleeping in much the same way that he watches Lawrence of Arabia. He's a strange robot that has a curious crush on a human being, and when Weyland is eliminated, I think he is genuinely interested in what she's interested in. He reaches out partly for survival, but partly out of curiosity, and I think he's sincere that he'll take her wherever she wants to go."

We know the Engineers weren't too fond of human meddling this time around, and we also know that David can be dangerous if left to his own devices. Just like that, we've got a setup for a sequel starring a woman and her robot bound for even stranger (and possibly even more dangerous) alien worlds and unable to really trust one another. We'd watch that. Would you?

(Via Time)