“Prometheus 2” is a go. The follow up to Ridley Scott’s 2012 science fiction film, and continuation of “Alien” lore is slated for a 2016 release. Scott’s prequel-sequel simultaneously rebooted and rerouted the series. “Prometheus” did not explain the events preceding the Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) saga, nor was that the movie’s intent. While the first four “Alien” flicks were great (though some may scoff at “Alien Resurrection,”), it was time to begin anew.
The original “Prometheus” may not have been a groundbreaking sci-fi/slasher project like the film that started it all, or a bodacious action crossover like “Aliens.” At its core, “Prometheus” was simply a decent science fiction romp with compelling themes such as ancient astronaut theory. True, it didn’t explain everything from Scott’s 1979 classic, but had it done so the mystery behind that slow, simmering atmospheric adventure would be dead. Chest burst from the inside dead. Thankfully Ridley Scott has preserved that which viewers hold sacred: the inaugural “Alien” flick.
We’ve examined some terrible sequel ideas, looked ahead to a lovely array of 2014 follow-ups, and now there’s news of “Prometheus 2.” Anticipating Ridley Scott’s new project? Dreading it more than “Alien Resurrection?” Comment below or tweet @mitchellclong to join the discussion.