We've known for a long time now that Ridley Scott has been planning a sequel to 2012's Prometheus. The director is somewhat 'leaky' when it comes to information about upcoming productions, a quality that is normally absent in the shrouded world of Hollywood filmmakers.
"I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is Prometheus 2."
He has hinted that the second iteration in the franchise would answer some of the questions left open at the conclusion of the first film. It was also revealed that a destroyed Engineer planet will be discovered and that we will be offered a new origin story for the Xenomorphs!
Courtesy of a Scified who apparently have a source 'working close enough on the upcoming Prometheus sequel', we are eager to share the following:
“The movie will have 2 Monsters, one is new and both are different yet similar to the Xeno DNA. The NEW Monster is a New Event, so it’s nothing created before the Events of the end of the First movie.... it's created by an event in the movie... and this New Monster is going to be based off of the Original Concept that Alien drew influence from, and this idea is something they had planned with Spaights’ Ultramorph and so Gigers Necomonicon 4 is the starting point. This Monster will be transparent like a Jelly Fish to a degree.... and it’s hinted that David plays a part in its creation."
The movie won’t be going the route of an Alien movie, just we will see more clues and things that we can relate and make connection to the Xeno DNA and Bio-Mechanics of the Engineers. The movie will loosely touch up on themes that can connect to the Prometheus Mythos and the Bible but more in respect to the Paradise Lost version of events but again loosely.
They won’t be going a full blown Ancient Aliens in detail on us, just we can make subtle links to themes, such as Rebellion, Order of Creation (that has multiple layers that does not start with the Engineers and does not end with David). Stealing of Forbidden Knowledge and Fire and how playing God and going against God always has dire consequences.”
Scified goes on to say that their "source claims one of the monsters is new, yet the other is not."
“…the motivation behind this new alienis Spaihts’ ‘Ultramorph’, which played a role in his original draft for ‘Prometheus’ entitled ‘Alien: Engineers.’ In his draft, an Engineer gave birth to an Alien, but because the Engineer is much larger and more powerful than a human – as the Alien draws traits from its host – the spawn was known as the ‘Ultramorph’ and towered over its human-born cousins. The concept was scrapped for the first film, but concept art reveals what the creature would’ve looked like…”
Whatever the finer details turn out to be, talk of a Prometheus sequel has certainly got Alien fans on the edge of their seats. Directed by the one and only, albeit chatty Ridley Scott, Alien: Covenant is due in theaters October 6th 2017.