Ridley Scott is developing his Alien universe even bigger. In Prometheus he introduced us to the Engineers. An alien species that started life as we know it on Earth. Due to the Engineers contribution Weyland Industries sent a team to find the Engineers and discover why they created the human race.
However, it turns out the Engineers are more sinister. They once created the Earth now they want to destroy it. After the events of Prometheus, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and android David decide to search for the answers. Answers to the questions of:
- What were the Engineers running from in the ships hologram?
- Why do the Engineers want to destroy the human race?
- Why did the Engineers experiment with biochemical weapons?
I'm sure that these will be answered in the sequel and third movie. Even more exciting for the sequel is that Director Ridley Scott is introducing a two alien species for the second movie. It's obviously not going to be a Xenomorph but a entirely different one.
Ridley Scott spoke about the sequel in The Australian via Bloody Disgusting and said that he wanted to move away from "Gods and Dragons and Shit". Scott stated that there will be a new alien:
"The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history. So with Prometheus 2 what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act."
The first ever Xenomorph alien in Prometheus. However, we will not be seeing any Xenomorph's in Prometheus 2.
I think that this is a good move by Scott. Imagine if the new alien species are popular. It will be potentially a new franchise builder just like Aliens has been and now Prometheus Engineers. You see them in movies and comics.
The success of the Engineers species has made them included in crossover stories with the Aliens and Predators.
So who will be the new aliens? There is only speculation but there are theories that the Engineers follow another species altogether. They actually take orders from these species. Some theories are that the Aliens are ones from the original comics (The Space Jockey) look.
The original look of the Space Jockey. A look that might still be connected in the sequel.
Whether the two alien species are friendly or foe (something obviously has to replace the Xenomorphso) it will be interesting to see the outcome.
20th Century Fox are releasing Alien 5 at the same time as Prometheus 2. This will not hinder either move as both movies will be separate entity to one another.
According to Empire, Scott was revealed to have persuaded Blomkamp on making some necessary changes in the script to 'Alien 5' so as to avoid overlapping. Blomkamp said, "I changed the one thing [Scott] felt was bumping Prometheus a little bit. One thing that makes me feel good about it is that Ridley is producing it. He likes the idea of what I want to make."