No Xenomorphs for Prometheus 2. Ridley Scott explains why and what we'll see, instead

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Nov 20, 2014, 6:24 PM EST

Prometheus is a pretty divisive film. Some people dug it, but like any story that seeks to add to the foundation of a beloved franchise, it has some harsh detractors. The thing about the Alien movies is, regardless of the quality of the films overall, the Xenomorphs themselves are still among the most well-realized aliens ever crafted. So even with, say, Alien: Resurrection, or the Alien vs. Predator movies, you still knew you'd get some sweet-looking aliens even if the stories themselves were not of the highest quality.

Then there's Prometheus, in which the aliens looked like this:

It's not that this design is bad, but it certainly did not catch on the way the original did. So, are we going back to the original design? No. Not according to director Ridley Scott, anyway.

Why? Well, Scott explained that the original Xenomorph was:

"The definitive dragon and he’s a motherf***er. The alien’s real, which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history. So with Prometheus 2, what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act."

The first Xenomorph (and the Queen from Aliens) are amazing achievements in creature design, so why not just bring them back? Is it because they aren't "fresh" enough anymore?

What do you think? Is a reinvention the right way to go? Or is Prometheus venturing too far from the source material?

(via Uproxx)