Ridley Scott explains why he made Prometheus, confirms two more sequels

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Dec 2, 2015, 6:52 PM EST (Updated)

Ridley Scott confirmed once more that he was planning two other sequels during a press conference in Sydney (via The Hollywood Reporter), before the Prometheus storyline would meet up with the original Alien movie. The legendary British filmmaker is starting pre-production on the Prometheus sequel titled Alien: Covenant.

Scott said the movies would be answering the “very basic questions posed in Alien: why the alien, who might have made it and where did it come from? It's a very complex story. It's an evolution of what I first did with Prometheus 1.

Covenant will center on the crew of the colony ship Covenant. The new crew will discover what they believe is an uncharted paradise is in reality a dark, dangerous world inhabited solely by David, the synthetic played by Michael Fassbender, now apparently the sole survivor of the ill-fated Prometheus expedition. Scott also said Noomi Rapace's character of Elizabeth Shaw will appear, if only briefly; perhaps in time for David to kill her? 

Ridley Scott also explained why he made Prometheus in the first place.

“Prometheus 1 was born out of my frustration that on Alien 1 in 1979 — I only did one as I don't normally do sequels. I was amazed that in the three that followed that no one asked the question: "Why the Alien, who made it and why?" Very basic questions. So I came up with the notion of Prometheus 1, which starts to indicate who might have made it and where it came from.

So I’m now going to the next one, which is the next evolution directly connected with the first one, which was this Shaw, when he replaced Michael Fassbender in two pieces and we’ll kind of pick it up there and it will evolve. When that’s finished there’ll be another one and then another one, which will gradually drive into the back entrance of the film in 1979.

So in other words, why was this space jockey there and why did he have an Alien inside him? And those questions will be answered.”

Are you looking forward to Alien: Covenant? The Prometheus movie sequel (and Alien prequel) is set to hit theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.

(via THR)