In spite of being greeted with very mixed reaction from critics and fans, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus took in a moderate $126 million domestically and just over $400 million worldwide. The film was clearly designed with a sequel in mind, and now Scott is dropping some hints about what the sequel film will look like if Twentieth Century Fox gives him the green light.
In an interview, Scott talks about the final moments of Prometheus and how that will lead into the next film with the sole survivors of the mission, Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the severed head of the android David (Michael Fassbender). The British director also talks about the new planet the pair will reach when as the sequel opens.
“Prometheus evolved into a whole other universe. You’ve got a person [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] with a head in a bag [ Michael Fassbender’s David] that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she’s gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he’s dangerous.” Scott added, “They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place. Who are the Engineers?”