In an interview with the U.K.’s Metro Ridley Scott talks about Prometheus 2 and confirms a Blade Runner sequel is happening, which I thought he already confirmed a while ago.
Here’s the Prometheus 2 info:
What made you want to tackle sci-fi again?
I hadn’t done sci-fi for so long and I enjoyed doing it. Plus, when it comes to the Alien world, no one else had addressed the origin question and I thought that was interesting to tackle. Prometheus evolved into a whole other universe. You’ve got a person [Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw] with a head in a bag [ Michael Fassbender’s David] that functions and has an IQ of 350. It can explain to her how to put the head back on the body and she’s gonna think about that long and hard because, once the head is back on his body, he’s dangerous.
So that’s the sequel?
[Laughs] I wish it was that easy. They’re going off to paradise but it could be the most savage, horrible place. Who are the Engineers?
I loved Prometheus, flaws and all, and can not wait for the sequel.
And now Blade Runner 2:
There is a rumour you’ll be making a Blade Runner sequel.
It’s not a rumour – it’s happening. With Harrison Ford? I don’t know yet. Is he too old? Well, he was a Nexus-6 so we don’t know how long he can live [laughs]. And that’s all I’m going to say at this stage.
So there you have it, we’ll be getting sequels to both Blade Runner and Prometheus.
What do you think? Audiences were a bit divided on Prometheus, but I think there is an overall desire to see the story continued.