Fans wanting to see more of the classic H.R. Giger Alien on the big screen are, unfortunately, going to have to keep waiting. Ridley Scott today tells Yahoo! Movies UK that, despite their tease in the first film, the Xenomorphs won’t appear in his upcoming Prometheus 2.
“The beast is done,” says Scott of the creature design. “Cooked. I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic.’ But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.”
Set to feature the return of Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, Prometheus 2 hits theaters on March 4, 2016.
Scott also offered a brief update on the status of his Blade Runner sequel.
“It’s on the charts,” Scott adds. “I can’t say when that would be yet, because of [Harrison Ford’s] thing with ‘Star Wars.’ It’s a sequel. It’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.”
It’s still too early to tell if Ford’s involvement with the new Star Wars films is limited to Episode VII or if he’ll continue on into the Rian Johnson-helmed Episode VIII.