Prometheus 2 Gets New Writer And 2016 Release Date


Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s much anticipated return to not only the science fiction genre, but to the Alien franchise that he set into motion, was met with a divisive reaction from fans and critics. Many lauded the film for its spectacular production design, horror elements, and Michael Fassbender’s performance as the android David. Others criticized it for a lack of answers and frustratingly indirect ties to Alien. Even with the mixed reception, Prometheus grossed over $400 million at the box office and of course, a sequel was quickly set into motion.

Despite the director’s ever-expanding list of upcoming projects, Ridley Scott is still attached to helm Prometheus 2which has now been given a March 4th, 2016 release date. It will be the director’s next film following his upcoming biblical epic Exodus, and will undergo a rewrite from Green Lantern scribe Michael Green (who is also penning the Blade Runner sequel).

The goal with Prometheus 2 is apparently to make it more “Alien-y,” meaning that it will have more horror roots than its predecessorwhich was more sci-fi heavy than the rest of the franchise. The sequel will reportedly also have multiple ‘David’ androids. More Fassbender is always a good thing, and I’m sure that viewers’ enthusiastic reaction to the actor’s performance hasn’t been lost on Scott. Finally, Noomi Rapace is also expected to return and cameras will roll in the fall.

Tell us, what do you think of this news? Are you excited for Prometheus 2, or did the first film kill your interest in this franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: The Wrap