There May Not Be a Xenomorph in 'Prometheus' Sequel, Says Ridley Scott

"There's only so much snarling you can do"
'Prometheus'

Ridley Scott has opened up about the development process for the follow-up to his 2012 Alien prequel Prometheus, teasing what audiences will see in the movie — and one particular thing that they won’t.

“The beast is done. Cooked,” he told Yahoo! Movies, referring to the classic xenomorph designed by H.R. Giger for the original Alien movie. “I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that,” he went on. “I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do.”

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Instead, he says, “I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.” The next movie, he teased, will “probably have to go with [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] and [Michael Fassbender’s android David] – without his head.” He joked that audiences will “find out how he gets his head back on” in the sequel.

“Right now, as we speak, it’s being written,” he said of the status of the movie, which he said has apparently made it through 15 drafts already (Fox confirmed to THR that it was developing a sequel back in 2012, although no release date has been set by the studio). Also being actively developed, Scott teased, was the much-discussed Blade Runner follow-up. “It’s on the charts,” he said. “I can’t say when that would be yet, because of [Harrison Ford’s] thing with Star Wars. It’s a sequel — it’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.”

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