Is Ridley Scott Planning Another Three Prometheus Films?


If Ridley Scott is to be believed, LV-223 and its galactic neighborhood could be one of the busiest star systems in the business in the not-do-distant future, with the director teasing ideas for another three Prometheus films.

Building off of the foundations laid during the 2012 sci-fi blockbuster, the filmmaker once suggested that his adjacent universe could eventually tie in with that of Alien, having seeded the creation of the Xenomorphs and the Space Jockeys. How and ever, such a merging of universes isn’t likely to occur until Prometheus 3 or Prometheus 4. Go big or go home, right?


Scott dropped the nugget of information whilst speaking to German website FilmFutter (via Bloody-Digusting), and he touched on the possibility of aligning the two entities, and why he always considered the Xenomorph to be a biological weapon of mass destruction.

“It won’t be in the next one. It will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the Alien franchise…,” explained Scott. “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. I always thought of the Alien as kind of a piece of bacterial warfare. I always thought that that original ship, which I call the Croissant, was a battleship, holding these biomechanoid creatures that were all about destruction.”

Long before Prometheus ambled in front of the cameras in all of its grand and mythic glory, the script by Jon Spaihts was designed as a direct prequel to Alien, whisking the characters off to the distant moon of LV-426 and having them encounter the original Space Jockey (aka Engineer) that features in the 1979 classic replete with a chestburster-sized hole in its abdomen. Ultimately, Spaihts’ treatment was subject to some tinkering, and Scott’s vision of the adjacent universe has clearly been one that’s grown immensely in the telling.

Then again, mapping out ambitious plans for the Prometheus universe is one thing, but it remains to be seen how 20th Century Fox will steer Scott’s high-profile sci-fi spinoff so that it doesn’t clash with Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5. As for the next chapter in the series, Prometheus 2 is primed to enter production in February 2016.