Ridley Scott has said in a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies that a sequel to Prometheus, which was set before the events of the other four Alien movies, is currently being written. We've been hearing about Prometheus 2 for some time now, and the director has previously stated that a script was completed, though now he's got "15 drafts evolving."
Still, the meaty quote that has the Internet on fire, however, has to do with the H.R. Giger creations, the Xenomorph Aliens to which Scott says:
The beast is done. Cooked. I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene. They didn't want to do it and I said, 'I want to do it, it's fantastic'. But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There's only so much snarling you can do. I think you've got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we've found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.
For me, this is nothing but good news. After all, with four Alien flicks and two Alien vs. Predator ones, isn't it about time we moved on? It's refreshing for a director to realize that dragging something into a new movie through an uninspired bit of fan obligation isn't always the best route. That said, it seems unlikely that Scott will ever find another Giger - a groundbreaking artist in his own right - to create anything as memorable as the Alien.
But, if Prometheus was anything to go by, then we've still got a lot to look forward to in terms of nasties. Here are 3 things I do want to see return in Prometheus 2 - the more repulsive the better!
Weird Space Cobra Thing (with a...foreskin!?)
They're formed by worms being dragged into the dark liquid, these guys - nicknamed the "Hammerpede" - are D.I.S.G.U.S.T.I.N.G. Millburn (Rafe Spall), and Fifield (Sean Harris) find the new acid-blooded alien that starts off looking like the T-1000 but quickly turns into a space cobra which bites hands and defiles its hosts in the most inhumane way. Let's bring that nasty cave-dweller back!
The Eye Worm (blink and you'll miss it...)
Now you would've thought the little worm things got infected by the black goo and then became big cobra things, right? Wrong. Because Holloway has a tiny, tiny, tiny version of the worm thing floating around in his eye. That's right, you have Prometheus to thank for the most awful (if strangely entrancing) GIF ever known to man. That, right there, is some kind of parasite that impregnates Shaw. Bring it back, if only for us to squeal at the plethora of new animated images that will undoubtedly follow.
The Squid of Nightmares (no calamari for me tonight!)
Let's get one thing straight: the thing Shaw pulls out of her womb does not look like the traditional Facehugger we all know and love. It looks a bit like a squid. It gets chopped out of Elizabeth and blasted with decontamination spray, but this monster won't be put off that easily! It grows into a GIANT Facehugger with rows of sharp pointy teeth. Nothing quite like that hiding behind some rubble to get our hearts pounding in Prometheus 2, right?