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Michael Fassbender Confirms Prometheus Sequel

Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender Confirms Prometheus SequelWe last heard about a Prometheus sequel back in March when it was rumoured to be aiming for a March 2016 release date. We have a tiny bit of news today from Michael Fassbender who played David the android in Prometheus. While promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past, actor Michael Fassbender was asked about the sequel. He says he’s looking forward to working with Ridley Scott again and he’s doing the sequel but doesn’t know when.

Regarding the specific exchange on Prometheus 2, Steve asked Fassbender if he was looking forward to working with Scott on sequel, and he replied, “For sure.  I love Ridley.  He’s a master filmmaker,” at which point James McAvoy, who was also part of the interview, turned to Fassbender and asked, “Are you doing a sequel?” Fassbender turned to his X-Men co-star and replied, “Yeah, but when I don’t know.”

It’s still unknown whether or not Ridley Scott will be returning as director but these comments sure indicate that. Thanks to hfeldhaus for the news.



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Comments: 26
  1. Mr. Clemens
    This from Variety, in an article about a Battlestar Galactica movie:

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    “Transcendence” writer Jack Paglen has signed on to write the screenplay. Paglen has also committed to Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” sequel for Fox that will start production this fall.

    Not exactly big news, but it's the first I've heard concerning an actual production start date.

    [EDIT: link - http://variety.com/2014/film/news/battlestar-galactica-movie-gets-new-life-at-universal-exclusive-1201153687/]
  2. The Eighth Passenger
    He's not even finished with Exodus yet and he's still got Prom2, Blade Runner 2, that new HBO Ancient Aliens/Egyptian series, the Halo digital feature, that film about NFL football injuries and now this Martian film to direct and produce. That's a helluva schedule for a 76 year old!

    If he couldn't have a Martian in Alien, maybe he's making up for it in Prometheus 2, like he made up for all that other stuff in the first one.

    We'll he did slip in that martian piss reference in Prom1!  :laugh:
  3. maledoro
    According to Spaihts it was Fox that wasn't happy with the script and wanted to spend less time concerning themselves with the Alien series. So Scott turned to Lindelof with the intention of opening the series up (which in my opinion was the right move but with the wrong writer). Not that I disagree Scott had some questionable ideas for the script, just that the initial push appears to have come from the studio.
    I have an agenda, and it involves blaming Ridley Scott.
    ;)

    Well this throws a spanner in the works in regards to whether the proposed Ridley Scott/ Fox project is Prometheus 2

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    Ridley Scott is in negotiations to direct Matt Damon in The Martian, an outer space adventure project being made by 20th Century Fox.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ridley-scott-direct-matt-damon-703887
    If he couldn't have a Martian in Alien, maybe he's making up for it in Prometheus 2, like he made up for all that other stuff in the first one.
  4. Lemonade
    Don't forget that Prometheus is what Alien was originally going to be until they cut a bunch of stuff out. Due to budget I believe? The pyramid, the black goo, the sandstorm. It was all there.
  5. Gazz
    Before everyone jumps on Lindelof for the script (I wish more would), save some of your anger for Ridley Scott, considering that he wasn't happy with the original script and okayed Lindelof's butchering; not to mention how Scott wanted to remake a bigger, badder Alien.

    According to Spaihts it was Fox that wasn't happy with the script and wanted to spend less time concerning themselves with the Alien series. So Scott turned to Lindelof with the intention of opening the series up (which in my opinion was the right move but with the wrong writer). Not that I disagree Scott had some questionable ideas for the script, just that the initial push appears to have come from the studio.

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    Spaihts: The creature did change in some pretty dramatic ways from draft to draft. But the most dramatic change was the removal of the xenomorph from the film. That was a shift that happened at the same time as I stepped off the film. A lot of that push came from the studio very high up; they were interested in doing something original and not one more franchise film. That really came to a head at the studio - the major push to focus on the new mythology of Prometheus and dial the Aliens as far back as we could came down from the studio.

    http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/interview.asp?IID=1563
  6. maledoro
    Before everyone jumps on Lindelof for the script (I wish more would), save some of your anger for Ridley Scott, considering that he wasn't happy with the original script and okayed Lindelof's butchering; not to mention how Scott wanted to remake a bigger, badder Alien.
  7. NickisSmart
    Unlike the author I'm hoping Ridley is on board. Most directors, particularly  when tackling the sci-fi genre think they can wow with incessant flying camera moves and special effects and if Ridley were absent that would worry me more than any other aspect of the production.

    But that was essentially all he wanted to do with Prometheus. No coherent story or characters but it sure as hell looked pretty! I'm happy to retain him as a director but I want a script that's actually good this time.

    I feel the same way. There were plenty of ideas that could have been explored more deeply. The script just felt kind of half-baked.
  8. Lemonade
    I for one think Ridley is doing a fantastic job healing the Alien franchise. I love deep movies with monsters in them and that's exactly what Prometheus was. The best franchise film since Aliens. P2 will be more alieny thus more monsters.

    The Alien franchise is back.
  9. Corporal Hicks
    Unlike the author I'm hoping Ridley is on board. Most directors, particularly  when tackling the sci-fi genre think they can wow with incessant flying camera moves and special effects and if Ridley were absent that would worry me more than any other aspect of the production.

    But that was essentially all he wanted to do with Prometheus. No coherent story or characters but it sure as hell looked pretty! I'm happy to retain him as a director but I want a script that's actually good this time.
  10. Gash
    Unlike the author I'm hoping Ridley is on board. Most directors, particularly  when tackling the sci-fi genre think they can wow with incessant flying camera moves and special effects and if Ridley were absent that would worry me more than any other aspect of the production.
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