Speaking with Awards Campaign, director Ridley Scott has teased a few further details on what the future holds for Shaw and David’s journey in Alien: Paradise Lost. We know that they go to the Engineer’s homeworld, aka Paradise, in search of answers but Ridley Scott has now confirmed they won’t be alone. A new group of characters will be with them for the journey. “It’s going to be it’s own separate thing because they are going to the planet of the Engineers and they are going to see what happened there. It was a disaster,” Ridley Scott says. “And they will be in that alien craft that takes them there, but with a new group that’s incoming, a new group of travelers in the beginning of the first act.”
This is pretty much a given since the whole movie can’t revolve around Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. So just who are the mystery characters? Perhaps a second unit sent by Weyland Industries or a commercial vessel like the Nostromo just happened to be passing by? I suspect this is where the ‘Ripley connection’ will feature and somebody aboard will know of Ellen Ripley. Scott also implies that the Engineer homeworld has been destroyed, probably by their own creation – the xenomorphs.
Thanks to tmjhur for the news.