Look for a Prometheus sequel in 2014 or 2015

Or 2015. THR has the good news.

The studio’s big summer bet was Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, June’s sort-of Alien prequel. The $130 million-budgeted film grossed a solid but not spectacular $303 million globally, putting it right on the franchise bubble. Fox confirms to THR that Scott and the studio actively are pushing ahead with a follow-up (stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are signed) and are talking to new writers because Prometheus co-scribe Damon Lindelof might not be available. “Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can’t rush it,” says Fox president of production Emma Watts, who also has overseen the successful reboots of the X-Men and Planet of the Apes franchises. A Prometheus sequel would be released in 2014 or 2015.

19 Comments on this Post

  1. When she zipped his head up in that bag, I got the feeling they were heading down the zany sitcom style route for the sequel. It just fits! Swedish babe with wisecracking robot head in her backpack on an adventure on a strange planet! It’s right out of the 80s!

    It’s the only direction in which they can go.

  2. Maybe they’ll build David a little skateboard for his head.

    In all seriousness though, I hope they don’t clutter the sequel up with too many idiotic supporting characters with unclear motivation (like the first film). The sequel needs a strong script that will focus on Shaw and David.

  3. murtaza

    boy that’s a news, i’m very excited. prometheus deserves a sequel and a strong one

  4. Best news I’ve read in a while! Cannot wait for a prometheus sequel! It’s my favorite movie of the year so far

  5. Wasn’t it Prometheus that dropped almost 75% in its 2nd weekend? Did it even earn its budget x2 back?

  6. PaulH-If you’re going by that figure then yes it obviously did, as the paragraph above states.

    “The $130 million-budgeted film grossed a solid but not spectacular $303 million globally, putting it right on the franchise bubble.”

  7. PaulH, Promethus didn’t fall 75% it’s 2nd week. It dropped off 59%

    That’s not unusual. That’s not a problem. The Dark Knight Rises fell 61% its 2nd week.

    DVD and Blu sales for movies like Prometheus are through the roof. Do you seriously think Fox is ready to be depressed and throw in the towel with the Alien franchise.

    Always hilarious to me when amateur accountants make wildly incorrect assumptions about movie profit margins based on simplistic little multiplier formulas.

    As if the studios don’t know math. As if they don’t have teams of experts who know how to run the numbers.

    Prometheus got enormous tax breaks in the UK. Its out-of-pocket budget was closer to $100mil. Its profits will be quadruple what it cost. If Fox was sad about that then we would not have this story to report.

  8. Alboome

    Very good news. This time conclude the friggin story for petes sake! No more cash grab trilogies.

  9. Jake G!!!

    YEEEEESSS!!!!! Thank you, Prometheus is the second best movie of the year behind The Dark Knight Rises.

  10. I am elated by this news. Over the damn moon!

  11. I feel Prometheus did exactly what Scott promised it would. And I went into the theater with very high expectations and left wanting to go back. Flawless? No. But best blockbuster movie I’ve seen all year. Already #2 on amazon uk’s bluray charts and thats accounting preorders only, as it releases in october.

    bring it on!

    T.

  12. Well, no Lindelof certainly sounds promising.

  13. ^
    somebody had to say it. thank you.

    let’s have a writer who understands the meaning of “the end”

    we want some sense of closure, right? to be truly classically epic, a saga needs to come full circle. not 100 other angles to explore.

  14. Swedish babe with wisecracking robot head in her backpack on an adventure on a strange planet! It’s right out of the 80s!

    Or she could attach it to her and they could do a loose remake of the classic film THE THING WITH TWO HEADS. :)

    I hope for you guys’ sake that Lindelof is too busy with his new show to be involved.

  15. Or she could attach it to her and they could do a loose remake of of the classic film THE THING WITH TWO HEADS. :)

    Interchangeable parts. In space, nobody can hear you swap attachments.

  16. i’m excited for this. i don’t think ct’s character is dead. she’s prob a robot who survived the squish. maybe.

  17. Tero Heikkinen

    Just make only one film (no trilogy this time) that replies to some of the hundred more questions that were raised and ties to Alien-saga better. For example, open the film with older Ripley (the clone #156 maybe), then go “100 years ago” or something, to “Planet LV-whatever the number will be this time”. You get Ripley in it somehow, that’s 100M in the box office, for sure. Sigourney could take 20M for a rather short role, but she’s worth it. And keep it R.

    We’ll know more soon when the extra minutes can be seen on Blu-ray.

  18. i’m excited for this. i don’t think ct’s character is dead. she’s prob a robot who survived the squish. maybe.

    I have thought about this a lot. I think it is possible…..she needed more purpose and that could be it and why she considers Weyland her father. I don’t think she knows she is one though, if she is one.

  19. How is Vickers a robot when she had sex with the captain? If she survived the squish then she’s stuck on that moon, she won’t know how to pilot one of the Engineers ships back to Earth. David might inherit all Weyland’s money as his “son”.

    Bring on the sequel baby!

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