‘Alien: Paradise Lost’ Will Follow a New Group of Explorers

By October 7, 2015
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We’ve learned quite a lot about the 2017 Prometheus follow-up film these past few weeks. Director Ridley Scott has been revealing more and more information about the sequel film, titled Alien: Paradise Lost, during his press rounds for The Martian and while a large amount of mystery still surrounds the project, it looks like Scott and co. have a fairly clear idea of what direction they want to take the rest of the Prometheus franchise in.

We know that the film will begin to delve more and more into the history behind the Engineers from Prometheus, as well as what led them to creating the Xenomorphs in the first place. What was it about humanity that caused the alien race to create such an evil form of biology, with Scott also stating that the film and its subsequent sequels will deal with more of the Biblical and religious themes from the first installment (hence – Paradise Lost).

While speaking with Gregory Ellwood recently too, Scott himself confirmed that Alien: Paradise Lost will indeed follow a new team of explorers, as audiences and the team learn more and more about the history of the Engineers. Read his full quote below:

“It’s going to be it’s 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.”

We know that Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace will be returning for the film as well as David and Elizabeth, but it sounds like much how Ripley was joined by a new team of Marines in Aliens, they’ll have some different allies surrounding them this time. Considering how most explorers do in the Alien franchise though, I wouldn’t count on most of them making it out alive.

With both Alien: Paradise Lost and Neill Blomkamp’s announced Alien 5 all in development at the same time right now, it’ll be interesting to see how the two franchises and films might intersect with each other. While Paradise Lost will deal with the time leading up to the creation of the full Xenomorphs we meet in Alien, Blomkamp’s film will continue on from where Aliens left off. We don’t know how the two films might affect each other at this point, if they will include clues to each others’ premises, or will remain completely separate, but it sounds like the audiences are going to learn a whole lot more about the Alien mythology in the coming years.

Alien: Paradise Lost is set to hit theatres on May 30th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable