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Prometheus Sequel's Title Goes in a Very Unexpected Direction

It's not Prometheus 2.


When Ridley Scott's Prometheus was released in 2012, the veteran director described it as "sharing strands of Alien's DNA", referring to his 1979 sci-fi horror classic. With the news that the Prometheus sequel will start production early next year, expectations were that the film would similarly exist within the Alien universe, without being directly connected to it.

However, in an interview with HeyUGuys to promote his new film The Martian, Scott has revealed the title of the sequel--and it seems that it might have more to do with Alien than first thought. According to Scott, the film will be titled Alien: Paradise Lost. Check out the clip below:

The new title is especially surprising, given comments that Scott made to German site FilmFutter this week. When asked if the second Prometheus would connect to Alien, he said: "Yes, but it won't be in the next one. It will be in the one after this one, or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the Alien franchise. The whole point of it is to explain the Alien franchise and to explain the how and why of the creation of the Alien itself."

Earlier this month, Scott confirmed that star Michael Fassbender would return for the movie, and that production was scheduled to start in February 2016, in either Australia or the US.

Quite where this leaves Neill Blomkamp's direct sequel Alien 5 is unclear--in August it was revealed that production had moved back to make way for the Prometheus sequel, and there has been no word since about the status of the project.

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