News is quickly circulating about how amazing "The Martian" is, and with that film under his belt, many are already proclaiming the triumphant return of Ridley Scott. But, of course, Scott is still anxious to get back to the world of "Prometheus," a film that left many fans divided. But like it or not, a sequel to "Prometheus" is exactly what we're getting--and if this recent quote from the filmmaker is any indication, we'll also be getting many more sequels to come.
During Scott's promotion of "The Martian," German outlet Filmfutter asked the director if the next "Prometheus" film will have more "Alien" connections (via Coming Soon).
“Yes, but 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… 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.”
It's also worth noting that this quote was translated from English to German, and back into English, so there may be some missed connection here.
That being said, if we're taking what Scott is saying at face value, then the director may be pulling a James Cameron on us. Not only will we be getting a "Prometheus" sequel, but we're likely getting an entire series of films.
This really comes as little surprise. While Scott has never really made his future intentions with the franchise all too clear, the ending to "Prometheus" definitely alluded to some other possibilities with the surviving characters. While many lamented the sloppy and incoherent connections to "Alien," I very much did appreciate the characters, and the all the struggle they endured to survive, and distinctly remember wanting a sequel of galaxy-hopping proportions. Now with the loose "Alien" connections out of the way, I really hoped the franchise would come to realize its own identity, but unfortunately, this isn't what Scott has in mind.
What do you all think? Are you excited to see more "Prometheus" sequels, and do you think Scott should keep trying to push the connections to his "Alien" franchise? Let us know in the comments down below!