There’s a lot going on in the Alien universe, with both Prometheus 2 and Alien 5 both in the works, there’s a lot to do, and a lot of story to sift through to ensure things don’t get crossed.
A recent report had this happening, and so the plots of Prometheus 2 and Alien 5 had to converge (meaning the writers talked) to ensure things would work out. This led to an interesting tidbit that could be a major plot point for Prometheus 2. Check it out, but be warned, it’s a rumor:
“I’ve heard rumblings from people with access to some drafts that Shaw’s warning to stay away from LV223 is dismissed by the greedy and untrusting Weyland executives or someone else at the company. They want to know if the Prometheus crew made contact with alien life-forms or technology, since it would be extremely profitable for the company if they did even if it killed the previous group.
Instead of sending unreliable humans with expensive contracts/supplies, they send a large group of robots this time, some military hardware and a small handful of loyal Weyland employees, because the robots might need a handler or two to keep them inline and on task.”
Interesting, especially if it holds true. We’ll just have to wait and see if it does.