2012’s Prometheus was a bit of a disappointment for me, and although this article is not going to be a review of the film, I will refer to scenes from it throughout this post.
When Ridley Scott announced that he would write and direct a follow-up to Prometheus, he stated that the sequel would not introduce the xenomorphs from the Alien movie franchise. This seemed to stand in direct contradiction to the ending scene of [Prometheus](movie:40483), where a xenomorph is shown (see for yourself):
In a recent interview, Scott talked about adding new creatures into the mix and scrapping the xenomorphs. On the subject of a Prometheus sequel and its potential antagonists, Scott said, “it’s fresh and getting away from gods (engineers) and dragons (xenomorphs) and shit. If I see one more dragon, I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.”
Scott goes on to describe his original Alien as “the definitive dragon.” He adds “the alien’s real, which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history. So with [Prometheus 2](movie:512281), what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.”
The Prometheus “baby” alien was, he concedes, “awfully close to the alien” that tormented Sigourney Weaver, but he promises that his next one will be quite different. Read more here.
I am personally disappointed to see the xenomorphs cast aside. They are one of the most feared creatures in the history of cinema and to have been teased at the end of Prometheus, only to have them pulled from the sequel really bothers me. I do have faith that the sequel will be better than its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean that I will be on board with the new creature making its debut in Prometheus 2.
So what do you guys think? Do you feel that Scott should introduce us to a new alien creature or should he just stick with the monster that has haunted our dreams since the movie Alien in 1979? Comment below and share your thoughts!