by: S. Scott Stanikmas
When Prometheus ended, Noomi Rapace’s Dr. Shaw and Michael Fassbender’s android David (or at least his head) were seen shooting off into space to look for answers from the enigmatic Engineers who probably created mankind but also created the creatures that would become the Xenomorphs.
But how much fun is a sequel if the aliens in question only have one and one-fifth victims to chase?
Ridley Scott has the answer to that question. In talking with AwardsCampaign, the filmmaker talked about how our survivors from the first film will actually run across a new crew of space travelers for the Xenomorphs to antagonize:
It’s going to be its 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. 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.
As to exactly who these astronauts will be is anyone’s guess at the moment. They could be space scavengers or interstellar pirates. It could be a rival team of scientists hoping to piggyback on the Weyland Corporation’s discoveries or if Scott wanted to give us a mild sense of connectivity it might be a team of Space Marines that intercept Shaw and David en route to answering another distress call.
All that we do know for sure is that the Prometheus sequel Alien: Paradise Lost will be Ridley Scott’s next film, prepping for start in early 2016.