Ridley Scott has been talking about his plans for Prometheus sequel Alien: Paradise Lost, stating that it will be followed by another sequel, which will then “back into Alien 1″ and answer the biggest question of them all.
The Martian director expressed regret at the fact he was not involved with the original Alien sequels after the success of his 1979 original hit, saying “I’m trying to keep this for myself. I let the other one [Alien] get away from me – I shouldn’t have.
“I’m trying to re-resurrect the beast and let if off the hook for a while because I’m coming back into the back-end of Alien 1. I’m gradually getting to Alien 1.”
Excitingly, it sounds like the planned sequels will answer the biggest question in the entire Alien universe; who made the Xenomorphs? “Prometheus 2 will start getting shot in February and I’ve already begun now so I know what the script is. Then there will be another one after that and then maybe we’ll back into Alien 1, as to why? Who would make such a dreadful thing?”
Alien: Paradise Lost is scheduled to hit screens May 2017, while The Martian is still in cinemas.