WhatCulture have an interesting article covering five things we’d like to see in a sequel to Prometheus. First up is seeing more of the Engineers such as the Engineer homeworld. Next up is answers to the mysteries like ‘Why did the Engineers want to destroy us?’ and ‘Why did they create us?’. The third item is Originality such as exploring new ideas. Next up is an obvious one: a better screenplay and lastly is more Shaw and David.
Prometheus opened a window onto the world of our creators, providing us with a thought-provoking glimpse into their role as the Engineers of life in the universe, and offering insights into their biomechanical and often abstract use of technology (let’s try to forget the pied piper of Hamelin moment!). I loved the Engineers, especially how they looked- Alien’s ‘space-jockey’ was brought to life beautifully on the big screen in all its genetically enhanced marble skinned glory- and I really look forward to seeing more of them in the sequel.
Though remnants of their cosmic handiwork abounds in Prometheus- caves, carvings, ships, murals – they appear in person only fleetingly… We see our first Engineer in the opening sequence, which attributes the Däniken-esque origins of mankind on Earth to the sacrifice of one of their number. Then, with the exception of their appearance in several holographic replays hinting at a catastrophe on the moon of LV-223 some 2000 years ago, we are introduced to another- the sole surviving occupant of a cryochamber who is rudely awakened from twenty centuries of stony sleep and asked (we think!) to reveal the secrets of eternal life to Peter Weyland. No subtitles are offered to explain the Engineer’s violent reaction, making it as terrifying as it is baffling.
I think it’s fair to say most of us would agree with that list. Anything else to add? Thanks to amazing_prometheus for the news.