‘Prometheus 2′ Casting Rumor – Is the Sequel Moving Forward?

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Ridley Scott isn’t slowing down with age, after having directed eight films over the past decade (including this year’s Cormac McCarthy thriller The Counselor). He is pressing ahead with a retelling of the Moses story, titled Exodus, and the Biblical project will be finished in time for awards consideration next year. The question is, will Scott then turn to making a Prometheus sequel or the quasi-followup to his landmark Philip K. Dick adaptation, Blade Runner?

Scott seemed prepared to continue exploring the Alien universe next, but that was before we learned about slow progress in the story department. Prometheus co-screenwriter Damon Lindelof – who is not involved with the sequel – has offered his assurance that the situation is not as dire as initial reports suggested, but Scott pressing ahead with Exodus is proof enough that a Prometheus sequel won’t be arriving until 2015 (at the earliest).

Prometheus 2 Movie News has gotten wind that Scott has met several times in person with British actor Rik Barnett, about having him play a key supporting role in the second Prometheus installment. The site received additional confirmation for this rumor from a “very reliable source,” who (like the first anonymous informant) cautioned that the project – and potential casting – will remain in flux until a story has been settled upon.

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Rik Barnett in ‘Rebels Without a Clue’

24-year old Barnett is on the cusp of up-and-comer status, having won an award at the 2010 Ibiza International Film Festival for his performance in Rebels Without a Clue. He is said to be in consideration to portray someone connected to Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) in the Prometheus sequel. Obvious possibilities – based on the ending to the first movie – range from a person who Shaw remembers on her trip to the Engineers’ home planet (her brother, friend, etc.), to a member of a space mission that’s meant to learn what happened on the expedition to LV-223.

Scott is reported to have met with Barnett several times, which could mean he’s up for a pivotal role in the Prometheus followup (unlike when Patrick Wilson briefly appeared as Shaw’s father via flashback during the first movie). Then again, the director is known for spending a fair amount of time prepping every cast member on his films, as Idris Elba revealed after working alongside Scott on Prometheus and American Gangster.

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Will we see the Engineers’ home planet in the ‘Prometheus’ sequel?

There are a few logical directions that Scott could take on a Prometheus sequel. One possibility - as some of our readers have suggested – would allow the film to better explain the history of LV-426 (the moon in Alien), by having Elizabeth and David making their way to that location for some purpose. This would then set the stage for a trilogy finale, where the duo arrive on the Engineers’ home world of Paradise (which is expected to be anything but what the name indicates).

Prometheus remains (arguably) the most divisive installment in the Alien franchise (just read the comments on Screen Rant’s official review). Nonetheless, there is a good deal of support for Scott to continue developing the ideas and story that were introduced in his ambitious – and messy – sci-fi film in a sequel (even among some people who didn’t care for the first movie).

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We’ll keep you updated on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel. In the meantime, The Counselor opens in theaters on November 15th, 2013, followed by Exodus on December 12th, 2014.

Source: Prometheus 2 Movie News

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  1. I really am crossing my fingers for a Prometheus sequel :)

    • Are we sure Paradise is a sequel? Scott would not tell us that Prometheus was not a prequel until after that thing hit the screen and slid off. With so many reporters saying it was supposed to be a prequel, Scott had a duty to tell us it was not a prequel. Yet he kept us thinking it was, with comments about material from the original movie (the Navigator and ‘alien DNA’, etc.) that was going to be in Prometheus, while not setting the record straight. Withholding information is a form of lying, but enough people were easily impressed so here comes another one.

      Lindelof’s list of corpses
      LOST – The thing was meaningless and all in a version of purgatory (“alternate reality that holds you until you move onto the afterlife” according to Lindy and Cuse) – the jet blew up in the air with no survivors, in addition to all the lies about having answers, money, and time to finish it which he and Cuse spewed in Season 3 to keep us hooked. Sure Cuse deserves his 50% and JJ is also responsible for some of this as well as some of the other too (he is the boss and should be paying attention).

      Star Trek: Into Darkness – Where Cold Fusion Bombs make things cold and fuse them together, and a planetary destroying eruption of magma can be stymied with a simple cap on *one* volcano. Grade 6 science at its best.

      Cowboys & Aliens – ’nuff said.

      World War Z – turning a great book into something filled with pseudo-spider-man-zombies. The only thing missing was web-slinging.

      Prometheus – Where he gave the EPIC advice to cut alien ‘stuff’ out of it, and not bother actually linking it meaningfully to the source material (aka more LOST mentality – where people do not actually want answers, they just want stuff thrown up on the screen that vaguely references something meaningful and will lead to endless speculation on how they are related – when in fact, nothing is).

  2. I’m really looking forward to this. I don’t really understand the obsession with everyone wanting this to be a direct prequel to the Alien franchise. Scott has indicated on numerous occasions there are ties but these films stand on their own. I really think the the story of then engineers is much more interesting than learning about the exact origins of the xenomorphs. i’m sure many will disagree

    • The problem is not that it is not a direct prequel to Alien, the problem is that it teases so many things that are in the Alien universe without having them logically tie in. They should have either made it a full blown prequel or a stand alone movie. My biggest problem with it is simply that the script is a mess.

      • Makes sense.

      • They do logically tie in though.

        Like the first comment said, you seem to be under the impression we had to see direct links right off the bat when Prometheus was perfectly done as far as teasing hints but not explaining everything within its run time.

      • Atomic – My thoughts entirely.

        All that ‘no, that’s not that planet, it’s just a *really* similar one with a ship sat exactly the same on it’ guff really p*ssed me off.

  3. Too many problems with the first one for me to be excited for this. They dropped the ball hard so it’d make me feel better if they just put the money into a big Predator film but oh well. Maybe it’ll be better than the first but I simply do not care for Prometheus now. Vic hit the nail on the head in the podcast review for it.

    • I agree. Screw the Prometheus sequel. Give us a new Alien movie with Waever instead please, before she retires ;)

      • Exactly. I’ve been waiting for Alien 5 all my life.

        • Alien 4 was crap.
          And Weaver is just doing Avatar movies.

          To all the kiddy Prometheus haters, stick with simple soft Scifi like Avatar and Avengers. That is all you can handle as you can not think for yourself.

  4. I’m interested in seeing how there will be an extended cast. Obviously it’s not just going to be Elizabeth and David’s head in this movie but I’m quite curious as to how they’ll find a way to put other people on the home world.

    • Elizabeth uses the alien technology to send a message to earth. On earth, a team is create. They triangulate a meeting point before getting to the alien planet.

  5. I really like the first one. I think if people stop looking at it like a direct prequel to Alien, they’ll be able to truly enjoy it.

    Or not… whatever.

    • Yep, nail on the head.

    • I too really liked Prometheus. Besides having such breathtaking special effects, it gave us a look at the evolution, so to speak, of such a great movie and where it will go. I hope we don’t have to wait too long to discover Paradise. It should be a mind blowing movie. To see what the engineers home world is like and what it entails.

  6. The weaknesses of Prometheus aside, it has great story ideas and fantastic visuals – there’s more than enough meat for them to put into a sequel. Yeah, the characters were written inconsistently, and perhaps there weren’t as many answers as some would have liked (I didn’t watch it as an Alien fan), but it leaves a lot of space for another story. Plus I’m sure we all want to see Michael Fassbender back as David, he was a standout.

  7. There’s way more to love than hate about Prometheus in my opinion. Very excited at any news of a sequel

    • exactly haters will hate the movie cause they are FANBOYS. seriously some people need to grow up. movies are not made to just their opinion and interpretation of a subject. dont be a movie critic going in to watch it. Just watch if cause you wanna watch it. I have watched Prometheus like 40 times. it never gets old. i cant wait for a sequel. and then ending out the 3 trilogy with the homeworld would be awesome.

      • The movie didn’t blow because it didn’t measure up to “Alien”. It was just a bad movie. A fantastic looking one , but bad none the less. Nothing fanboy about it.

        Oh…IMO

        • I know I went into Prometheus terribly excited (having even liked A:R) and I remained that way for a good 20 minutes into it, then an half hour later I was just bored.

          I was actually bored enough to start looking around the cinema, that’s never happened at any other film. It was bits of Alien thrown into a non-Alien prequel that was set on a place almost the same as where Alien took place. (wtf? why?)

          Then there was lots of really bad religious metaphors that sounded like they came from an emo teenager who thought they were being deep and smart.

          Looked great, cast was so-so, dialogue was boring-to-bad and the plot was meh.

          None of the tension of Alien, none of the action & peril of A2, there wasn’t even any of whatever made 3 or 4 vaguely watchable.

      • So people need to grow because they have a different opinion than yours?
        Fair…

  8. personally I feel like there were a lot of interesting ideas that were introduced but not developed, probably because of studio interference. It will be interesting to see where they take this spinoff without Lindeloff.

  9. Yes please. Move forward! I’m more interested in a Prometheus sequel than in a continuation of Blade Runner.

    • That’s like saying I’ll take the poison, not the rope.

  10. I hope they continue the style of Prometheus in the sequel. I loved that mystery and thinking. I hope they don’t hash it up into an action sequel like James Cameron did with Aliens.

    • Style? Yes. Script? No. Plot? No.

  11. I loved Alien & Aliens (#1 & #2), and have bought every DVD related to Alien, Prometheus, Predator, and their spin-offs. I was disappointed with Prometheus, but will still buy Prometheus #2 if they do it. Hope it is better than it’s predecessor. I am also looking forward to Exodus.

  12. Prometheus for me was visually one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, story wise it failed. I wanted what Scott had brought to his other Sci-Fi movies, intelligence. He should not have allowed that script to be filmed. You can blame the writers (which I do largely) and studio execs (which would be true also), but when you have one of the most powerful and talented directors in film, it has to be put on his shoulders. For P2 I hope they find the best writer or writers possible, it deserves no less.

    • What I would give to write the script on P2.

  13. I don’t know . I really like the Prometheus movie. Whenever I see it I usually watch it. I was mad only because I thought it would give me a new cool idea to chew on(Like Matrix) on who created us meaning of life etc. Fiction as it may be. I was like Shaw I wanted answers and got not many lol SOO OF COURSE I want to see a sequel to see what happens. I thought it was a good movie truly.

  14. yeeesssssssssss

  15. I thought Prometheus was a great movie.

    The only thing I hated were the conspiracy theorists who yelled “Illuminati psy-op to subtly let us know the Ancient Alien theory is correct, OMG!!”. That got annoying. Then again, they do that for every movie. They somehow tied TDKR to Sandy Hook and George W Bush in their illogical minds.

  16. Fox has a cinematic universe with 4 franchises. The Xenoverse. Now that the Predator trilogy is done I really hope Sigourney Weaver can do Alien 5 to wrap up that loose end. Maybe with Cameron overseeing the project. Between that, the Prometheus trilogy and the eventual third AVP film Fox could really do right by this “universe”.

  17. Prometheus had a great ending, a great setup for a sequel or two. I am excited about more films.

  18. Thank god they got rid of Damon Lindelof. Now the sequel will be better than the first one, I hope.

  19. Keep Lindelof away from anything remotely delicate. Star Trek: Into Darkness has to be the last straw with this guy and his recent comments only lend weight to the growing body of evidence that reveals him as a mildly talented hack.
    Very happy he’s not coming back for another Prometheus because at this point it is completely salvagable. Unfortunately, as time will tell, Lindelof has killed Star Trek stone dead.

    • Star Trek was already stone dead after the abysmal Insurrection/ Nemesis/ Enterprise (pick one). J.J and Lindelof have breathed new life into it, making it more popular than ever.

  20. I would like Scott to focus on the Blade Runner sequel, take it in a completely new direction with new characters. Have been keeping my eye on http://www.bladerunner-2.com for more news on this.

  21. You know, it’s funny. I’ve never seen Alien, except the end of Alien 3 years and years ago, and I did watch Alien Resurrection in its entirety. I’ve never seen Blade Runner. I haven’t seen Prometheus. But for some strange reason, you know what I really love? I love reading all these reviews and articles and comments about Alien and Prometheus, because people are so passionate about it.

    Maybe that’s because Alien, I have gathered, actually has some substance revolving around our own origin, and it’s this idea that there is something scary out there which is somehow related to us that inspires people so much. Maybe that’s why people want a sequel, and they want substance with it.

  22. Surely you wouldn’t start casting unless there was some kind of plot otherwise the people may not fit the characters.

    • And yet they filmed prometheus didn’t they.

  23. The problem of Prometheus actually was not Lindelof, it was Scott’s and Fox’s decision to hire him and rewirte Spaiths’ story when it already was done entirely. The original script of Prometheus was perfect and only Lindelof’s stupid religios mind brought up everything people are being angry of. Everyone would have been satisfied with the original script.
    I hope Ridley Scott and Fox do listen to the fans which really know what the issue with Prometheus was.

  24. Please let him do this instead of sodomizing bladerunner.

    prometheus is already so busted that he cant mess it up anymore now.

  25. “Great things come from small beginings”. As David quite rightly says. I loved Prometheus. Sure it opened up more questions than it answered but I think that was the point. The origin of something seldom equates to the finalisation of what it will become. This story is not about Xenomorphs. It’s about Space Jockeys, oops, sorry I mean “Engineers” and in that the first film should be interesting enough while setting the ground work for what is to come in the second movie and hopefully a third and final film where, the last scene leaves a derelict Engineer ship on LV 246 innocently broadcasting its warning becon across space many years in the future from Shaws time and a Mining vessel picking up the signal, que end credits. The plot holes in Prometheus are fixable as questions that need to be answered in the films to follow. It’s what compels us to want to watch the second film to find out. I have not abandoned Prometheus just because it didn’t tell how Aliens were created. That will come with time and other films. Personally I am more a Predator fan than Aliens but Alien is a fanchise I still am very fond of and as such I am backing the Prometheus story and it’s sequels 100% as I know we will be rewarded in the end. Any movie including Aliens or revolving around them is a bonus but please no more AvP movies unless we get the proper story as set out in the Dark Horse graphic novel. No more Requiems. Are you listing Mr Paul W S Anderson.

  26. I WANT PROMETHEUS 2 ACTION FIGURE TOYS

  27. Esto es un fragmento de mi analisis en mi Blog de posible idea Prometheus
    La nave extraterrestre,con diseño Spacejockey LV426,,que es colisionada y cae…En esta solo quedaba uno de estos androides..
    Y en la que se va Noomi y David,no dormian otros???
    Pues por supuesto,no es la misma que se cayó..
    y ya estoy entrando en Prometheus 2….Si quieren salvar la trama, ,vamos al grano,a la simiente..al creador de toda esa madeja de sucesos..Allí tiene que estar ,el que no se ha mostrado. Alli esta el engendro y el terror,que va a detectar la criatura desnuda híbrida que sale de el holocausto,,a quien querrá adquirir,,y por donde las cosas se complicaran…Donde vuelve una heroína a tratar de subsistir y es salvada por un rescate extraterrenal .Pero no de Ángeles,sino de seres que tienen una estructura social compleja pero también una inteligencia,para detectar otras manifestaciones de la misma condición en otros seres,,y de ahí colapsen el peligro que la Doctora deberá enfrentar y ser puesta en órbita en una frontera humana espacial..
    Todos será en esa nave??. no !!..la nave se autodirige a una zona de cosecha,,donde ocurrirá ese accidente infeccioso del piloto,Allí sera dada la alarma de cuarentena,señal que recojerá el Nostromo,129 años después..Señal de zona contaminada…Y este será el campo de batalla de esta científica que tendrá, junto al medio robot, solucionar su supervivencia,,y si aun quisieran poner calvos en la película,entonces la Alianza es inevitable para salir vivos del Gran peligro..El ser que yace en el mural,su fusión en lv223 y el spacejockey Paria que ha conllevado este experimento..
    Saludos.

  28. I really liked Prometheus. I wanted to like it as Alien is the best Film I have ever seen and probably will ever see. I had to see Scots new film. I am 46 and have admired Alien for all of this time. I watch it at least once a year and am always pleased afterwards. I do also love Aliens that is a wow film to me and I did also like but not love Alien 3 and 4.

    I have waited what seems all my life for a following on by Ridely. I watched Prometheus twice in the Cinema and I have seen to twice more since.

    I get it I understand it. I think it is brilliant, creepy and Brilliant. It is on the edge not obvious yet obvious. I think similar events obviously occurred on LV whats its name as on LV 426. Those Alien creatures evolved from the dark stuff the Engineers were going to use to destroy earth. I don’t think they knew that canisters leaked and mixed with worms to create a deadly creature like a giant worm.

    When David mixed the dark stuff into a drink and a crew member drank it. Shaw became pregnant and the outcome was a early version of the thing to clings to faces. In other words Weyland Industries actually created the creature by mistake and this explains in the other films why they wanted it. They created that version of it. The new creature would take on slight the form of the host body. I know should not mention but actually they do fit with the theme as in Alien v Preditor. Those Alien creatures appeared to go onto dominate space therefore not only humans came across them.

    The Entire thing is Brilliant. I think get Dan O Bannon involved and his partner of 1976 got to get them. Prometheus was a Brilliant film and one of my best now. It takes watching a few times. Not like modern film writers where once is enough and more than enough.; like sex with a average lover. This quality and bringing it back excites me.

    What I did not like

    1. I am not into the actor who played Weyland. He has bno drama no presence. Never was a fan

    2. The CGI was a bit unxpected. I like hand crafted beings. So do proper Sci Fi fans I think. CGI does not move properly it does not look good , cool or real. I was disappointed by that.

    3. I loved and was gripped by the rest of the film look faward to the next sett of films.

  29. Nic Of Light

    I really liked Prometheus. I wanted to like it as Alien is the best Film I have ever seen and probably will ever see. I had to see Scots new film. I am 46 and have admired Alien for all of this time. I watch it at least once a year and am always pleased afterwards. I do also love Aliens that is a wow film to me and I did also like but not love Alien 3 and 4.

    I have waited what seems all my life for a following on by Ridely. I watched Prometheus twice in the Cinema and I have seen to twice more since.

    I get it I understand it. I think it is brilliant, creepy and Brilliant. It is on the edge not obvious yet obvious. I think similar events obviously occurred on LV whats its name as on LV 426. Those Alien creatures evolved from the dark stuff the Engineers were going to use to destroy earth. I don’t think they knew that canisters leaked and mixed with worms to create a deadly creature like a giant worm.

    When David mixed the dark stuff into a drink and a crew member drank it. Shaw became pregnant and the outcome was a early version of the thing to clings to faces. In other words Weyland Industries actually created the creature by mistake and this explains in the other films why they wanted it. They created that version of it. The new creature would take on slight the form of the host body. I know should not mention but actually they do fit with the theme as in Alien v Preditor. Those Alien creatures appeared to go onto dominate space therefore not only humans came across them.

    The Entire thing is Brilliant. I think get Dan O Bannon involved and his partner of 1976 got to get them. Prometheus was a Brilliant film and one of my best now. It takes watching a few times. Not like modern film writers where once is enough and more than enough.; like sex with a average lover. This quality and bringing it back excites me.

    What I did not like

    1. I am not into the actor who played Weyland. He has bno drama no presence. Never was a fan

    2. The CGI was a bit unxpected. I like hand crafted beings. So do proper Sci Fi fans I think. CGI does not move properly it does not look good , cool or real. I was disappointed by that.

    3. I loved and was gripped by the rest of the film look faward to the next sett of films.

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