Ridley Scott has BIG plans for the Prometheus universe.. and the Aliens universe too… it seems.
The director/creator of both universes has been speaking about the next Prometheus and the possibility of the two franchises eventually crossing over (as they were meant to originally since Prometheus started out a prequel to the Aliens movies).
Firstly, what will we see in the next Prometheus movie? The first movie, love it or hate it, dared to dream big and it looks like the second one will follow suit: “It starts off with a very grand idea—or a grand question, really. Who are they and why did they create such evil biology and bacteriology? And [in creating], to protect themselves from what? So the questions are answered there, or rather, beginning to be answered in Prometheus 2,” says Scott.
The ‘who’ is the engineer from the end of the first movie… so it’s certainly an ambitious project, but will it tie into the original horror in space franchise, Alien?
“It won’t be in the next one,” says Scott, “It will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the Alien franchise…
“The whole point of it is to explain the Alien franchise and to explain the how and why of the creation of the Alien itself. I always thought of the Alien as kind of a piece of bacterial warfare. I always thought that that original ship, which I call the Croissant, was a battleship, holding these biomechanoid creatures that were all about destruction.”
Wait, fourth movie? Tying in the Neil Blomkamp Alien movie, at the very least, that’ll be 13 movies in that universe, including the Predator franchise. That’s a big universe. Well played.
The original plan was to have the ship at the end of Prometheus be the same ship that Ripley and Co find in the original Alien movie, but Damon Lindeloff changed that when he took over rewriting duties, putting the events of the two movies on different planets and thus distancing the link between the two franchises.
If it takes years to link them, we’re ok with it… so long as it’s done properly.
What do you all think?