How Many Prometheus Sequels is Ridley Scott Planning?

Ridley Scott hints that he may be planning as many as three Prometheus sequels

Ridley Scott himself announced at a press day for his latest, The Martian, that his next film will be a Prometheus sequel that starts up production early next year. Now, in a new interview with German movie site FilmFutter. Scott says that there may be as many as three Prometheus sequels on the way.

“Yes,” Scott replied when asked if Prometheus would directly connect to Alien“but it won’t be in the next one. 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.”

Please note that Scott’s quotes have been translated from the original outlet’s German translation. As such, there is some chance his statements may have been a bit misconstrued.

Prometheus 2 will go before cameras in February with Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace set to reprise their roles.

On top of the potential for multiple Prometheus sequels, it remains to be seen how 20th Century Fox will move forward with the main Alien franchise. Alien 5 is believed to be in development with Neill Blomkamp at the helm, but it was recently suggested that development on Prometheus 2 could hinder production.

Do you think there should be multiple Prometheus sequels? How many Prometheus sequels do you think you can handle? Let us know in the comments below!

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