It’s been awhile since we have looked in on the planned sequels to ‘Prometheus’, but up until now there hasn’t really been a great deal to report on the ‘Alien’ prequel movies.
In a new interview for the German site filmflutter director Ridely Scott revealed that it will likely not be until the third and final movie of the franchise that we’ll learn the true origins of the ‘Aliens’.
By the close of the first ‘Prometheus’ film. Fans were likely left wondering about the connection between between the engineers and the familiar xenomorph from the Alien movie series that showed up at the end. The director has promised that all will eventually be revealed over the course of the remaining films in the series.
“It won’t be in the next [movie],” he told the site. “It will be the one after this one, or maybe even a fourth film, before we get back into the Alien franchise.”
This pretty confirmed that Scott is looking to tell the story over the course of three movies. Scott also shared what the series is about, as well. “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,” he explained. “I always saw the Alien as a type of biological warfare. For me, the original spaceship that I call the croissant was a battleship that contains these biomechanoids creatures, that are all about destruction.”
If any of this is likely to connect up with Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ movies remains to be seen, but what we do know is that Michael Fassbender‘s David has quite a long journey ahead of him before he finds what he’s looking for.