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Title: Alien: Covenant (2017)
Post by: Mac on August 01, 2012, 04:28:08 pm
‘Prometheus’ Sequel Confirmed; Lindelof May Not Return


We'll just label it as 'sequel' until this develops

by Kofi Outlaw
It would be a major understatement to say that Prometheus left a big door wide open. The film (which was (at least originally) supposed to serve as something of prequel to to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi/horror classic, Alien) instead inspired more questions than answers; questions that people around the world have attempted to explain ever since the film’s release.

In that sense it was unsurprising when the possibility of a Prometheus sequel was first brought up, as a sizable gap between the quasi-prequel and the first Alien film still exists. The very existence of that aforementioned gap (which could have easily been closed with a few revisions to the Prometheus story) almost necessecitates another chapter of the tale; which is exactly what we will be getting in a few years.

THR did a rundown of how the summer 2012 tentpoles for the major movie studios did at the box office, and what the future of those franchises is (if any exists). For 20th Century Fox, the summer 2012 slate was relatively empty, and a lot of hopes rested on Prometheus being a big performer.  As it stands, Ridley Scott’s return to the sci-fi genre earned $300 million worldwide on a $130 million budget – which is (not great, but) good enough for Fox to move ahead with a sequel.

Fox President of Production Emma Watts – who has relaunched several key franchises with the successes of X-Men: First Class and Rise of the Planet of the Apes - had the following to say about the future of the Prometheus brand:

    “Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can’t rush it,”

Earlier this summer, during an interview, Ridley Scott himself assured our own Roth Cornet that he indeed has a firm grasp on the story, and where it would go next. WARNING: THE FOLLOWING RESPONSE CONTAINS PROMETHEUS SPOILERS!

Spoiler (hover to show)

Admittedly, hearing both Watts and Scott drop the caveat that a sequel ‘can’t be rushed’ is a bit frustrating. Many viewers signed on to see Prometheus in the expectation that they would see the story of how the dreaded Alien Xenomorphs came to be, and how those fearsome creatures landed on that faithful planet where Ellen Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo first encountered them; instead, we got a much larger mythology that only tangentially referenced the actual kernel of knowledge so many were hungry for. Hearing that there “needs” to be an extended delay to actually get the full meal will likely be frustrating to many fans beyond myself…

…Of course, what may raise some of those same fans’ hopes is an addition to the THR report, which states that while surviving Prometheus members David (Michael Fassbender) and Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) are both locked in for a sequel, Damon Lindelof (who co-wrote the script with newcomer Jon Spaihts) is not as certain to return. Apparently, Fox wants the sequel out in either the 2014 or 2015 summer season – a deadline Lindelof may not be able to make, thanks to his other commitments (Star Trek 2 being a big one).

After the controversy that sprang up from the endings to both Lost and Prometheus  - projects Lindelof had a big hand in crafting – there is a very jaded, but very vocal, demographic of cinephiles who believe the popular young writer to be something of a ‘two-act pony’ (as in, a writer who is unable to craft a satisfying third act conclusion to his often-mysterious screen stories). Given the amount of contradictions and holes that pepper the plot of Prometheus, maybe some new blood wouldn’t be a bad idea?

Look for the Prometheus Sequel sometime in either 2014 or 2014; check back to Screen Rant regularly for any updates that come to light.

Title: Re: Prometheus sequel
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 03, 2012, 05:00:12 pm
Is it safe to read any of what you posted, besides the actual Spoiler Warning? Also, anything new on James Cameron ( actually directing the sequel? My guess is that it won't happen since he will be tied up with Avatar 2 - 47. The above Cameron link takes you right back to the original Rumor-Mill.
Title: Re: Prometheus sequel
Post by: Mac on August 03, 2012, 06:34:25 pm
I would say no to the spoiler, while not explicit, it does give away the ending
Title: Re: Prometheus sequel
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 25, 2014, 04:13:25 pm
Ridley Scott Has Had Enough of ‘Alien’s’ Iconic Xenomorph: ‘That Beast is Done’ (

I'm kinda bummed that we are not going to get the classic Alien, but I understand why Ridley wants to go another direction though.
Title: Re: Prometheus sequel
Post by: Mac on September 25, 2014, 04:54:35 pm
Yea, I had the same reaction.

I do wonder why he gave us Alien at the end of Prometheus?

Then again it makes sense with them going out into space, that departure, anything could happen.
Title: Re: Prometheus sequel
Post by: Mac on November 20, 2014, 07:17:01 am
'Prometheus 2' Will Feature a New Alien

Prometheus star Noomi Rapace revealed in an interview last month that the sequel, Prometheus 2, may feature "God or the devil" as the villains, after another report from September claimed that the classic Alien Xenomorphs will not be featured in this follow-up. Director Ridley Scott offered a new update, revealing that he is introducing a "fresher form" of the original Alien in the third act of Prometheus 2.
"It's fresh, getting away from gods and dragons and sh*t If I see one more dragon I'm going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons. (The original alien is) the definitive dragon and he's a motherf---er. The alien's real which is why it's probably one of the scariest monsters in film history. So with Prometheus 2 what I'm trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act."

The filmmaker added that the "baby alien" in Prometheus was, "awfully close to the alien" from his original 1979 classic, promising that his new creature will be "very different."

It still isn't known when production may begin on Prometheus 2, which 20th Century Fox has slated for release on March 4, 2016. Ridley Scott is currently filming The Martian starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, and he is also developing a long-awaited follow-up to Blade Runner.

Are you excited to see a new alien in Prometheus 2? Chime in with your thoughts below.

Prometheus 2 comes to theaters March 4th, 2016 and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.
Title: Re: Prometheus sequel
Post by: Mac on November 25, 2016, 04:14:20 am
Alien: Covenant release date pushed up three months, first poster debuts

Alien: Covenant, the film that was originally supposed to be a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 2012 film Prometheus, will hit theaters a little earlier than expected.

Yesterday, 20th Century Fox tweeted out a photo of the film’s first poster and confirmed that instead of being released on Aug. 4 2017, it will open on May 19. Fox didn’t indicate why the film was being released earlier, but the new date means that it will open alongside Annabelle 2 and Dwayne Johnson’s Baywatch reboot.

Last September, Scott told British website Hey U Guys that the film would focus on the “why and how and when the beast was invented.” Scott added that Covenant would “go back in to the back door of the first Alien movie.”


It only takes a quick glance at the film’s first poster to see what Scott is talking about. The image of H.R. Giger’s iconic xenomorph that was first introduced in the original Alien movie is at the center of the poster, and confirms that Covenant will be far similar to the original Alien movies than its 2012 predecessor.

Covenant reunites Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, who will also be joined by Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup.

The film will be released on May 19, 2017.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (formerly Prometheus sequel)
Post by: Mac on November 25, 2016, 04:32:29 am
Wow, we started this in 2012. It was thought we'd get it in 2014 and here we are now at the end of 2016
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (formerly Prometheus sequel)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 25, 2016, 05:25:48 am
2012! What the f*ck!!
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (formerly Prometheus sequel)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 24, 2016, 04:32:04 pm
Teaser #1

Looks like we are getting a Trailer tomorrow on Christmas Day. I hope Santa is in it and packing enough firepower to take down these little "elves".
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (2017)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 24, 2016, 09:25:08 pm
Alien: Covenant Official Trailer #1

Didn't even have to wait until tomorrow for the trailer to drop. The shower scene looks creepy as f*ck.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (2017)
Post by: Neumatic on December 24, 2016, 09:59:55 pm
Interesting!  And oh man, a SPINE burster!  Nice way to switch things up.

The ship looks different than any we've seen in the franchise before, I like that.  Though the Prmoetheus aesthetics, I'm not sure how nuts I am about them, but... we'll see.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (2017)
Post by: Mac on December 25, 2016, 03:31:07 am
Oh man

Please please please be cool.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (2017)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2017, 05:55:14 pm
Alien: Covenant Trailer #2 (2017)

Tell me you're not pumped after watching the new trailer.....
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (2017)
Post by: Neumatic on March 02, 2017, 08:18:51 pm
Well, kinda... but it's not really bringing anything new to the table, is it?
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (2017)
Post by: Mac on March 03, 2017, 03:36:32 am
I'll be there because my religion says so, but yea I believe the Prequel/Sequel will do respectable numbers.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (2017)
Post by: Neumatic on April 22, 2017, 11:26:09 am
Colbert reveals an exclusive clip from the new Alien film.
Title: Re: Alien: Covenant (2017)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 22, 2017, 01:21:45 pm

"Your suspenders are from the year 1986".

I love seeing people break character because of something funny being said.