Ridley Scott Says 'Prometheus 2' Will Feature A New Form Of Alien

The word "alien" is a big deal when talking about Prometheus and its potential sequel. Ridley Scott's film was, after all, a return to the universe he helped create in his defining 1979 film Alien. The signature alien — the xenomorph — from that film even made an appearance in altered but recognizable form at the end of Prometheus. But for the sequel, which will follow the character played by Noomi Rapace on a new journey, Scott says there are entirely new plans in mind. See what Scott has to say about new aliens in Prometheus 2 below.

Talking with The Australian (via SciFied) Scott had a few things to say about the sequel:

[Prometheus 2 is] fresh" and "getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I'm going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons." Rather than a dragon, Scott describes his original Alien as "the definitive dragon and he's a motherf . . ker. The alien's real which is why it's probably one of the scariest monsters in film history," Scott says. "So withPrometheus 2 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. His next one promises to be very different.

So it's not that there will be no aliens, but that they will be different. And, really, no big surprise there. Scott demonstrated with Prometheus that he isn't simply interested in rehashing the same old concepts from Alien, so there's no reason to expect him to change that path now. There's a bit of paraphrasing in that quote above, but the Australian promises a more full account of the interview, which was timed to promote Exodus: Gods and Kings, will run this weekend.

Scott also mentioned the Blade Runner sequel in passing, saying "that's written (and) it's really good."