Currently on the press tour for his upcoming release of The Martian, Ridley Scott either officially announced, or let slip the title for the upcoming sequel to Prometheus. The sequels title reinforces Prometheus‘ connection to the Alien franchise by including it right in the new title – Alien: Paradise Lost.
The name alludes to the iconic poem by John Milton, which chronicles the Biblical Fall of Man. Scott goes on to say that Alien: Paradise Lost has certain similarities with the poem, which is somewhat on the nose considering some of the revelations about the Engineers in Prometheus.
We don’t know too much about the upcoming sequel, except a few rumors about what we might see in the film. Supposedly taking place right after the events of Prometheus, the film is rumored to visit the Engineer’s home planet, which was allegedly known as “Paradise” to the filmmakers, which might be another reason for the new title. There are also reports that we will see a Xenomorph prescence in the film, including more of the creature we saw at the end of Prometheus; the Engineer/Alien hybrid known as”The Deacon” or Proto-Xenomorph (according to early drafts of the script). Of course this is all `heavy with specualtion, so we will have to wait a bit for more concrete details. What we do know for sure is that Scott will be directing, with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprising their roles as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and David, respectivelly.
It’s important to note that this film is said to be the first of the three rumored Prometheus sequels, which makes us wonder where Neill Blomkamp’s Alien project will fit in with the newly titled sequel. Of course, with all the positive buzz surrounding Scott’s The Martian, chances are his Alien projects will take the lead as Fox expands the Alien franchise over the next few years.
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