Back in August, 20th Century Fox confirmed that Prometheus 2 is in the works, with director Ridley Scott and stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender slated to return. Ridley Scott recently spoke about what drove him back to the sci-fi genre with Prometheus, offering a potential tease for the sequel.
Ridley Scott discusses Prometheus and Blade Runner sequels
"I hadn't done sci-fi for so long and I enjoyed doing it. Plus, when it comes to the Alien world, no one else had addressed the origin question and I thought that was interesting to tackle. Prometheus evolved into a whole other universe. You've got a person [Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw] with a head in a bag [Michael Fassbender's David] that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she's gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he's dangerous."
When asked if that summed up his idea for the sequel, the filmmaker had this reply.
"I wish it was that easy. They're going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place. Who are the Engineers?"
Ridley Scott also spoke about the Untitled Blade Runner Project, and whether or not Harrison Ford will reprise his role from the original Blade Runner.
"It's not a rumour - it's happening. With Harrison Ford? I don't know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don't know how long he can live [laughs]. And that's all I'm going to say at this stage."