No Xenomorphs in Prometheus 2, Says Ridley Scott

In an interview with Yahoo! Movies UK, Ridley Scott confirmed that the upcoming sequel to 2012’s Prometheus will be lacking a certain acid spewing alien. Not having any Xenomorphs actually makes a lot of sense, and the first movie in the Prometheus trilogy might have been better off if the decision was made to ax the iconic creature in that film as well.

“The beast is done. Cooked,” he says simply. “I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic’. But after four (he has conveniently forgotten the ‘AvP’ movies), I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.”

Despite the same great Ridley Scott atmosphere and tension everyone has come to love from the director of Alien, his first crack at a prequel was a critical mixed bag of negative reviews and confusion. Personally, I loved Prometheus but it definitely had it faults – most of which stemmed from the last thirty or so minutes where the story began to fall apart and a Xenomorph was crammed into the film to make it connect to the legendary Alien series. I’m fine with a film being confusing and even leaving things open, especially if there is a sequel, but Prometheus as a whole would have been so much more enjoyable if it didn’t feel like it had to be a prequel and could have been a standard story on its own.

A lot of mixed feelings on Prometheus could be smoothed over if the next two films explain what was going on a little better, and getting away from the Xenomorphs could be a step in the right direction. It might seem weird to not have any of the alien creatures after featuring it so prominently at the end of the first Prometheus but if that was indeed the first Xenomorph it’d be easy to write it off that the creature is just stumbling around LV-223 during whatever events happen in Prometheus 2 and 3.

If you’re genuinely interested in Prometheus but came out a little confused or you just want to be spoiled on everything, reddit user happyguy815 wrote up a great analysis of the film shortly after its release that I still go back and check on every once in a while. It doesn’t excuse the faults in the film, but it goes a long way towards explaining what is (or could have been) so great about it. That thread can be seen here.

Source: Yahoo! Movies UK
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