Prometheus 2: What Fans Expect From The Sequel

By Mike Andronico , Updated May 11, 2013 09:33 AM EDT
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Science-fiction enthusiasts were treated to one of the biggest movie events of 2012 with Prometheus, a Ridley Scott film that serves as a spiritual prequel to the beloved Alien franchise. And while some fans assume the film's ending is meant to lead directly into Alien, the franchise was actually rewritten from its original form to be a trilogy, with Prometheus 2 likely arriving by 2015.

The original Prometheus is a geek's dream come true, with Ridley directing and Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof acting as one of the writers. Their work, combined with acclaimed performances by star Michael Fassbender, helped create a wildly popular film that has many fans clamoring for more.

However, the dream team that made Prometheus a possibility will be slightly different next time around. According to Slashfilm, Lindelof will not return to helm a sequel, explaining in an e-mail that he has taken on too many other projects to put the proper time into Scott's franchise.

"In the best interest of the franchise, it was best to take myself out of the running before I had to suffer the embarrassment of potentially not even being offered it," said Lindelof.

So what will fans expect from a Lindelof-less sequel? Fortunately for whoever fills the writer's shoes, there are plenty of unexplored plot threads that can use some fleshing out. For example, fans still don't know if the film's first scene with the Engineers takes place on Earth, and the overall motives of David (Fassbender) could be fleshed out some more.

Whether sci-fi geeks want a new Prometheus or not, it will be arriving sooner rather than later. Are you excited for the next installment in the franchise, or do you feel all is Lost without the backing of Lindelof?

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