Well, looks like we can stop calling Prometheus 2…Prometheus 2. Instead, Sir Ridley Scott has revealed (thanks to an interview with Hey U Guys) what the title of the sequel will be, and it’s not at all what I was expecting.
Alien: Paradise Lost
That’s interesting. Especially considering Scott’s latest statements that his Prometheus movies wouldn’t connect more directly with Alien until a third or even fourth sequel (news in and of itself). So it seems strange that the title of the Prometheus sequel would reference Alien so directly. As for Paradise Lost, that makes a certain sense. The idea behind Prometheus is the discovery of where we (as a species) come from, and there are plenty of religious overtones in such an idea.
Paradise Lost is an epic poem that depicted mankind’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden after falling for Satan’s temptation. The first movie introduced us to the idea of these “Engineers” or a creator race, and Scott has said before that he wants the sequel to explore that further, to find out where the Engineers come from. Perhaps their home planet is a Garden of Eden of sorts and those exiled when on to create us. It could make for some interesting story points, depending on how it’s handled.
Alien: Paradise Lost doesn’t have a release date just yet, but it will be filming in February, so hopefully we’ll start hearing more about it soon. In the meantime, make sure you DON’T miss The Martian which hits theaters next week. Be sure to tell us your thoughts on the title below!