With Ridley Scott confirming last month that the xenomorphs from the original “Alien” films won’t be showing up in the “Prometheus” sequel, questions have quickly arisen as to what we will see in the new film.
We do know the film will see the return of Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw and potentially Michael Fassbender as the head of the android David. Rapace was asked about the sequel recently by MTV UK and offered her thoughts on where her character might go:
“Well, I know Elizabeth Shaw wants to go to paradise. I say that in the first one. I don’t want to go back. She can’t go to Earth, because there’s nothing left for her there, really. She wants to go to where they came from, these giant creatures. I think, in her head, that’s a dark paradise, in a way, so what’s there? I don’t know. I think she wants answers, she wants to know, and I feel like I’m sharing her curiosity, but also anger.”
“Prometheus” ended with Shaw and what’s left of David heading for the home planet of the Engineers. Will the next film cover that? Will it jump years ahead? More importantly, who will be the antagonists of this ‘dark paradise’? Rapace offered her thoughts:
“God, maybe? God or Devil, I don’t know. I don’t know where he’s going to take us, but I can’t wait to go there. I don’t know what we’re going to discover.”
Scott is expected to shoot “The Martian” first before getting to work on the “Prometheus” follow-up which is currently slated for March 2016, but will likely not hit cinemas until a later date.