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The Martian & Blade Runner 2 Before Prometheus 2?

IGN is reporting that Ridley Scott is considering making the upcoming Blade Runner sequel after his next film, The Martian which puts Prometheus 2 back some years. Nothing in the article is definitive or confirmed, it is just noted that Ridley Scott says he thinks he will film Blade Runner next:

“Scott next shoots The Martian with Matt Damon starring so he thinks he will film Blade Runner 2 after that. So where does that leave Prometheus 2?

“That’s the problem,” the director told EW. “I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written.”

Thanks to Shevvie for the news.



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  1. The Eighth Passenger
    The difference these days is that the main cast usually sign a contract for a two or three picture deal even if there isn't yet any sequels planned at that point in time. If the film does very well the main actors are then contractually obliged to return when the sequel/s are green-lit.

    However, the contract usually expires after a set amount of time, typically three years. This can sometimes make it a bit harder to get the original cast back if you dally too long. In the case of Prometheus it's just Rapace and Fassbender but as these two actors are obviously very popular and busy it could possibly cause a delay in getting the sequel made.
  2. redalert51
     ??? Big mistake , Prometheus should be first . It has two years since the release of Prometheus , if not done
    ASAP . it will end up in the too hard basket and then happens it will never be made .

    ??? Big mistake , Prometheus should be first . It has two years since the release of Prometheus , if not done
    ASAP . it will end up in the too hard basket and then happens it will never be made .
  3. Kimarhi
    something that makes it more sensical and straightforward. 


    I think the SE is the best extended/alternate cut of all the Alien movies.


    Slower and redundant to me would be the Aliens SE. 
  4. Xenomorphine
    Everyone and their dog knew Ripley's sacrifice was only ever going to be a temporary stalling effort. Another sequel was inevitable.

    It was a spinoff in my opinion. A what if and nothing more. On the Prometheus subject, it needs to be given to someone else to free up Ridley for BR 2.

    You consider 'Alien Resurrection' to be a spin-off and not a proper sequel?
  5. Infected
    Everybody should give up hope for a jockey revisit, Giger is gone and Ridley isnt up to it by himself.

    Not counting stuff reused from earlier films, Giger actually didn't do much at all on Prometheus, just a few murals.

    Steven Messing did the murals that appear in the film. Giger just did a few sketches of versions of set design, the Deacon, Trilobite and other creatures...
    Yes but he brought us the first jockey and Derelict..
  6. Blacklabel
    Everybody should give up hope for a jockey revisit, Giger is gone and Ridley isnt up to it by himself.

    Not counting stuff reused from earlier films, Giger actually didn't do much at all on Prometheus, just a few murals.

    Steven Messing did the murals that appear in the film. Giger just did a few sketches of versions of set design, the Deacon, Trilobite and other creatures... 
  7. Infected
    Everybody should give up hope for a jockey revisit, Giger is gone and Ridley isnt up to it by himself.
    If another producer will try again then the only result you will get is an Ressurection movie
  8. HuDaFuK
    Am I the only person who doesn't particularly want them to make another Blade Runner? The way all these "let's revisit old franchises" movies have gone lately, I have practically zero hope it will be any good.
  9. Xenoscream
    The difference between Prometheus and A:R to me is that A:R didn't mess with any of the previous films, it was pretty much stand alone. Prometheus takes the most mysterious bit of Alien and craps all over it.

    You could argue Resurrection shat all over the fact that Ripley sacrificed her life to rid the universe of the Alien at the end of the third film...

    Well a bit, however the film does say things like (and this is from memory):

    "for all intensive purposes" she succeeded, at least for 200 years, and certainly from WY getting them taking the queen she was carrying back to Earth etc. That's still a worthwhile sacrifice in my book.
    Ripley is still dead, the character in the movie is "not her"
    And at the end of the film the Aliens are wiped out again which wraps it up

    So I guess my point is Alien Res kind of stands alone, while Prometheus says it stands alone but actually alters some of the fundamentals of Alien.
  10. Xenoscream
    The difference between Prometheus and A:R to me is that A:R didn't mess with any of the previous films, it was pretty much stand alone. Prometheus takes the most mysterious bit of Alien and craps all over it.

    Prometheus stand alone is an OK/good film, but as part of the Alien series it fails badly. I think I even gave it two ratings in my initial review to reflect that.
  11. HuDaFuK
    Being negative dosen't help geezer old boy, i come here and so do other fans because we're passionate and reading from what you put, it's not constructive just trolling.

    How was he trolling?! He just said he didn't like the film!

    Prometheus was a hair better than AvP.  It was much worse than any other Alien standalone installments.

    Other than Prometheus only being slightly better than AVP (I thought it was miles better than that trash), I think I might agree with you. Resurrection is the obvious contender for being worse than Prometheus, but for all of that movie's faults, I never found myself wishing it would just end so I could leave. By the final act of Prometheus I'd got so bored and frustrated that leave was exactly what I wanted to do.
  12. Kimarhi
     ::)


    Because anybody that doesn't have your same opinion is a troll.


    Get over yourself.  Prometheus was a hair better than AvP.  It was much worse than any other Alien standalone installments.


    That's MY opinion. 

    If yours differs then so be it. 
  13. Kimarhi
    I don't care if there is never another Prometheus film. 



    Everything they did they could've done without sullying the Alien franchise any further. 


    Now I'm worried to what he will do to Blade Runner. 
  14. Wobblyboddle77
    I really liked the original concept of an alien prequel, which Scott stated would be very nasty and 18 rated during an interview. The title Alien : Engineers really grabbed me too from watching the Prometheus blu ray extras.Originally i was very excited for a prequel which explored the space jockey and it's link to the xenomorph, i think one of the most unsettling aspects of Alien, is when the camera pans out and we see the whole space jockey fused to it's cockpit, lifeless followed by a powerful creeping score. It's the ambiguity which evoked so much fear in the viewer. Then as the crew finish examining the fossilised creature, the camera lingers on it's face and we can see it's etched in agony, the whole scene was brilliantly realised. Now as we know the whole concept evolved and changed over time, there were rumours of Scott having a difference of opinion with the studio over the budget and 18 rating target audience.Next we learned the idea had evolved into prometheus, focusing on the space jockey alongside the origins of the human race, it all sounded enticingly interesting, with Scott stating "a keen fan will notice strands of Alien dna" in the film, also stating it's not a direct prequel. What we got was a film that deeply divided opinion, looked beautiful, which many believed  evoked more questions alongside leaving them unanswered. On a personal level i enjoyed the film, but found the pacing issues and editing caused problems. The drop in size for the engineer and seeing what was cut from the final act on the blu ray i felt let it down too, watching it converse with david is fascinating and unsettling. What i love though is when shaw is hiding, the engineer hears david speaking to shaw through her suit and they come face to face, it's disturbing and fascinating. My point is, yes it's not a masterpiece, however it was left wide open at the end, so there is alot to potentially explore. I have a feeling, fox will let another director have a go and i wouldn't be surprised if either Fincher returned or Aronofsky gets a stab it, with Scott being a consultant and producer. What we need is good solid 18/R rated sci fi akin to the first two Alien movies.
  15. acrediblesource
    i think the challenge in making these sequels is how they will give them substance rather than just another quasi-blockbuster with nothing bring home. They either go the Aliens (1986) route and fail or possibly reboot everyone's expectations on what it is they are putting out like how they did with Prometheus. Today we would much more anticipate something out of left field rather than be hyped for yet another Marvel cinematic universe pulp block buster with a franchise like Alien it is EASY to f**k up.
  16. Infected
    Giger gone, the dissapointment from Prometheus (Lindelof) i really dont think Ridley will do another try.
    He is old, lost his brother, had problems with the studio and the Lidnelof involvement i dont think he wants another set back when and if he did Prometheus and it failed.
    He wants to be happy and enjoy life and films.
  17. Nightmare Asylum
    I think I'd rather have a Prometheus sequel than Blade Runner. Prometheus left a lot of its mythology untapped and, while I like it for what it is most of the time, it can can pretty much only go up in terms of quality. Blade Runner, on the other hand, is very much a complete tale and it'd be a shame if they tried to expand on it and not do the original justice.

    I'll take Duncan Jones' Blade Runner-inspired Mute over either of 'em, though. I really hope that that project rises from the ashes some day.
  18. Gazz
    From the sounds of it this has more to do with Scott's preference to jump straight into production from one film to the next. If a film isn't ready then he'll simply move on to another one on his slate (hence why it's quite a packed slate). He talks about this briefly on the commentary to The Counsellor. Since the script for Blade Runner has been completed for some time, I imagine his previous delays have more to do with Harrison Ford's availability. It's really getting close to a now or never type situation for the Blade Runner sequel, which is why I imagine he's currently lining it up over a Prometheus sequel.
  19. The Eighth Passenger
    Quote from: IGN
    Scott praised the draft by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green during a chat with Entertainment Weekly. "It’s written and it’s damn good,” said Scott. “Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years—despite the accident (a joking reference to Ford's Star Wars injury). So yes, that will happen.”

    So Michael Green is now involved with both Prometheus 2 and Blade Runner 2?

    Scott isn't really a sequel kind of guy so wouldn't be surprised if he decides to direct something else after The Martian instead of the Blade Runner and Prometheus sequels.
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