2012's Prometheus can be considered a prequel of sorts to the 1979 horror/sci-fi classic Alien, sharing the same universe and some of the same monsters. But any Prometheus sequel that director Ridley Scott has planned will be going along a different path. As far as Scott's concerned, the xenomorph alien beast, cinema's most terrifying predator, has been put out to pasture, and won't be returning for the sequel.
"The beast is done. Cooked,” Scott told Yahoo! News.
“I got lucky meeting [xenomorph creator] H.R. 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.”
Scott's a busy man at the moment -- not only does he have Prometheus 2 waiting in the wings, his biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings is headed to cinemas on December 12th, which will be followed by the filming of a Blade Runner sequel, The Martian starring Matt Damon and a Halo TV show. It may be some time before we revisit the world of Prometheus, but Scott gave away a snippet of what to expect from the sequel's plot: