Prometheus—it was one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2012, seeing as how it was a Ridley Scott-directed prequel to his sci-fi horror classic, Alien. In the end, it became one of the more controversial films of the year in terms of its reception, as the film—for the most part—fell far short of expectations and ended on a jarring and ambiguous note, coming off more a prologue to a prequel rather than a full prequel. Despite that fact, or perhaps because of it, rumblings of a Prometheus 2 have erupted ever since the film premiered. Now the film’s star, Noomi Rapace, has entered into talks with Scott about the sequel’s scrip.
More or less, Prometheus was structured like a 1980s slasher film, with characters making incredibly stupid decisions (investigating noises in dark and forbidding locations, taking off their life support helmets after standing on a newly discovered planet for all of two minutes, refusing to run in an opposite direction when a spacecraft is crashing down upon them) and following basic slasher tropes (there’s a final girl, while other characters have a tendency to die after having sex, drinking alcohol, or making one of the above stupid decisions). So one would not expect much from a sequel in the Prometheus franchise, but Rapace claims, after meeting with Scott to hammer out ideas for a sequel, that it’s happening:
“They’re working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It’s just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will.”
Moreover, as /Film notes, Rapace had stated in an earlier interview that the script for Prometheus 2 is “incredible,” seeming to indicate that it’s already a done deal, making the status of Prometheus 2 almost a incomprehensible as the plot of the first film.
That said, perhaps a Prometheus 2 could help close some of the glaring plot holes of the first film, such as: Why are all of the scientists here acting like teenagers at summer camp in 1983? Why would the alien race invite humans to the installation where they are hard at work developing a weapon to wipe out humanity? Why create humanity in the first place if you’re going to wipe them out? Why would aliens take the time to carve a bigass skull into the side of a mountain? Oh, we could go on and on.
What do you think of the Prometheus 2 news?