If you HAVE seen Prometheus, read on!
As commenting in my review of Prometheus, we weren’t entirely given the concrete answers we were expecting from the Sci-fi master’s return.
Director Ridley Scott no doubt gave us the how we came to be, but perhaps not the why; which in my view not only respected the viewer’s intelligence (“figure it out for yourself”) and left it wide open for sequel(s), but posed the question of whether Scott just missed the point, failing in an attempt to give answers or making a movie as he always intended. The very premeditated ending suggests to me that Prometheus is just the tip of the origin iceberg and the full on launch of a franchise that will ultimately, fully link into Alien.
Opinion is divided on whether Scott just dropped the ball, many expecting a much more conclusive statement, but Prometheus has been critically well received.
Well, Scott has been chatting about plans for sequels and his intentions all along. Read into it what you will…
“From the very beginning, I was working from a premise that lent itself to a sequel,” says Scott. “I really don’t want to meet God in the first one. I want to leave it open to Shaw saying, ‘I don’t want to go back to where I came from. I want to go where they came from.'”
“I’d love to explore where [Dr. Shaw] goes next and what she does when she gets there” says Scott, “because if it is paradise, paradise cannot be what you think it is. Paradise has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous.”
“Because [the Engineers] are such aggressive fuckers,” he continues, “I always had it in there that the God-like creature that you will see actually is not so nice, and is certainly not God.”
Let’s face it, we would love a sequel(s) to Prometheus – wouldn’t we?
Source: Totalfilm (via THR, Worst Previews)