And yet my question stands.
What about provision, stored at Vicker's lifeboat? There must be some if it's claimed to be capable for sustaining life for 2,5 years!
My short version for Prometheus 2
, rumorued as Paradise
: Shaw finds the planet and meets Engineers, they are thankfully obliged for hearing back from her about their military installation downfall and ignorant Earthlings, happily surviving all these two thousand years, so that Big Blue chaps shortly rip off her head too and set out to Earth to finish the mission their brothers on LV-223 failed to accomplish then. Whoop! Film's done in 10 minutes!
On a serious side, I hope to see expanded creators-createes chain, where the Engineers are the mere part of intelligent life experiment themselves conducted by more evolved, older beings (thus giving back the Derelict pilot chance to return as actual ET, non-humanoid creature). Probably, the severe competing among createes is thriving, forcing the more knowledgeable to extirpate the inferior ones. And as humanity is better endowed than it was 2000 years ago, we might withstand the charges, least partially. On a personal level, David must choose his side in this war, probably going against Shaw, maybe teaming up with her when he comes to realise that he's nothing than another miserable creature in the eyes of higher beings.
My two cents