Director Ridley Scott has been busy developing a sequel to his 2012 quasi-'Alien' prequel 'Prometheus', with plans to enter production following the release of his latest film 'The Martian'. But now the veteran filmmaker is looking past just one sequel and potentially even a few more.
Speaking to German film website Filmfutter, Scott confirmed that the plan is to build a bridge to the original 'Alien' film, but that transition may take some time."Yes, but it will not be the next. It will be in the next Prometheus or perhaps even in a later, before we are in a sense back in the 'Alien' franchise. The whole point is to explain the Alien franchise and how and why the creation of the aliens. I always saw the Alien as a type of biological warfare. For me, the original spaceship that I call the croissant, a warship that contains these biomechanoids creatures, which is all about destruction."
'Prometheus 2' is expected to hit cinemas in summer 2017, and a fifth 'Alien' film sometime after that.