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'Prometheus' sequel news dropped by director Ridley Scott

Scott looks to establish the Prometheus sequel further away from Alien

Ben Gourlay | Nov 19, 2014 at 09:42 pm CST (0 mins, 54 secs reading time)

Rather than move closer to the classic 'Alien' franchise, it looks like the forthcoming sequel to 2012's 'Prometheus' will detach even further from the world of the world established in his 1979 original, even if the the ending for the first film gave fans a hint that a precursor to the Xenomorph was now on the loose.

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Speaking to News Corporation's The Australian newspaper, director Ridley Scott has confirmed that we won't be seeing any Xenomorphs (Dragons) when the sequel hits screens, expected in 2016.

[It's] getting away from gods and dragons and shit. If I see one more dragon I'm going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons... with Prometheus 2, what I'm trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act

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Scott hasn't given an update on a firm release date for the film, the previously announced March 2016 date looks like it will get bumped back to later in the year, as production is not due to begin until the end of 2015. Star Noomi Rapace is set to return, as is Michael Fassbender.

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Ben Gourlay


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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