“The Beast is done,” director Sir Ridley Scott revealed in a recent interview when asked whether that tease would lead to a larger role for the beloved H.R. Giger creation in the long delayed Prometheus sequel. “I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. It’s very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it’s obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, ‘I want to do it, it’s fantastic.’”
Unfortunately, Scott believes the Xenomorphs have now had their day. “But after four, I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start.”
Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are expected to return for Prometheus 2 on March 4th, 2016.
As for the Blade Runner sequel, Scott said: “It’s on the charts. I can’t say when that would be yet, because of [Harrison Ford’s] thing with ‘Star Wars.’ It’s a sequel. It’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.”
It sounds like a lot depends on Ford’s involvement in Star Wars Episode VIII and Episode IX then!