‘Prometheus’ Will Fly Again (Though Probably Not Literally) in Upcoming Sequel

One of the biggest complaints people had coming out of Ridley Scott’s epic in scope sci-fi spectacle Prometheus was that it raised more questions than it answered. Well, today brings good news for those of you looking for closure. It turns out Scott knew what he was doing all along: he raised a bunch of questions about the origins of humanity, got us on the hook for wanting answers, and now he’s going to sell us all tickets to a sequel. Pretty clever, movie industry.

Confirmation of a Prometheus 2 comes from THR, who have published a comprehensive look at which of the big movies from this summer are likely to spawn sequels. In addition to the Prometheus confirmation, they reveal that movies like Ted, Magic Mike, American Reunion, and Snow White and the Huntsman are all likely to be given follow-ups as well.

Seeing as Scott and both of his primary actors, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, are already signed up to take part in the next space alien adventure, the only question remaining is who is going to be tapped to write the script. Word has it that Prometheus co-scribe Damon Lindelof might not be available to work on the next one, and the studio has been approaching possible replacements. Seeing as they’re planning on releasing the sequel sometime in 2014 or 2015, one would imagine they’ll have something nailed down soon.

While Prometheus obviously made enough money to make Fox want to go back to the well, it wasn’t such a huge success that another installment was a sure thing. So, let’s send it out to the fanbase and see what you think. Was the eye candy of Prometheus enough to make you want to see Scott continue to explore his Alien universe, or was the shoddiness in the storytelling enough to prove this franchise should be put to bed for good?

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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