There is a lot that can be said about Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus‘ (past the visuals, though, not much of it is good). We’ve been told since before the film’s release that there would be a second installment to the movie. However, aside from a new writer signing up for the sequel, not much has been heard about the film. While that might be worrisome to anyone hoping that Scott can deliver a fun sequel (unlike the slow original) that properly evolves into the ‘Alien’ franchise, it looks like the movie is still happening.
The last time we heard from Michael Fassbender (‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘300’) on the status of ‘Prometheus 2′ during the ’12 Years A Slave’ press day, his response on the film was “I don’t know.” However, when making the rounds for the ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ press junket, he had a little more information about the movie. When asked if he was looking forward to working with Scott on a sequel his answer was that “For sure. I love Ridley. He’s a master filmmaker.” At which point James McAvoy (who was part of the interview) asked “Are you doing a sequel?” Fassbender responded with “Yea, but when I don’t know.” So there you have it. Confirmation that a sequel appears to still be in the works.
The question now is when? The film has no release date. There is no word if Ridley Scott is set to direct again. Also,the film only recently picked up Michael Green as the new writer. With ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ opening this year, if Scott returned to direct, the earliest we would see “Prometheus 2′ would be in 2016. While the first film was one of the most beautiful science fiction films created in terms of scenery and special effects, his lack of direction on the execution of the script left much to be desired.
I can’t stress how much I wanted to enjoy the movie and just couldn’t get over how badly parts of it were put together.
You can check out the interview here:
Are you looking forward to Fassbender return as a disembodied head in a sequel? Do you think they’ll be able to work magic and not have it as slow as the first film? Who would you like to see direct the follow up if Ridley is out? Share your thoughts below!