"Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can't rush it."
The studio is currently in talks with new writers to draft the sequel. Damon Lindelof, who wrote the original, may not be available to work on the follow-up, due to his involvement with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and several other projects.
Fox is looking at releasing the sequel in either 2014 or 2015.
Prometheus was released June 8th, 2012 and stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.