After a long gestation period, Ridley Scott is finally ready to get Prometheus 2 off of the ground (which has also pushed back Alien 5). While doing press rounds for The Martian, which debuted at TIFF, Deadline caught up with Scott to get some details on the upcoming sequel.
“It’s meant to start production in February. I’m in prep, now. I’ll either shoot in Aussie, or here [Toronto].”
So we know it’s going to be filming in just a few months, and as expected, the ddirector confirms that Michael Fassbender will be returning to portray the android David…though, there’s no word on whether or not Noomi Rapace will be back. I would ASSUME she is, as her quest to look for answers is how the first film ended, and Scott basically confirmed, that’s where the sequel will explore:
“You [could] leave the first film alone and jump ahead, but you can’t because it ends on too specific a plot sentence as she says, ‘I want to go where they came from, I don’t want to go back to where I came from’. I thought the subtext of that film was a bit florid and grandiose, but it asks a good question: who created us?
You’ve got to go back and find those engineers and see what they are thinking. If engineers are the forerunners of us, and therefore were creators of life forms in places that were possible for biology to function, who created that? Where’s the big boy?”
So it’d be very, very odd if Rapace didn’t make a return, and only her demented android popped back up. Even so, that’s all the plot hints we have for now. Hopefully we’ll get more casting information as they get closer to filming. What do you guys think? Are you ready to see the Prometheus sequel?