Ridley Scott Reveals Next 'Prometheus' Sequel Title - 'Paradise Lost'

September 24, 2015
Source: HeyUGuys

Prometheus Sequel

"Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven." So it seems Ridley Scott really did catch the sci-fi bug again, and after all the good buzz about his new film The Martian, he seems happy as ever to continue with the Prometheus sequel. In an interview with HeyUGuys discussing The Martian, Ridely reveals that it's not really Prometheus 2 it's actually - Alien: Paradise Lost. Now we've known for a little while that Scott is working on this sequel next, letting Denis Villeneuve take over Blade Runner, and Neill Blomkamp work on what's currently being referred to as "Alien 5". But what's with the new title? Not much else is explained.

This scoop comes from HeyUGuys, where they include the actual video clip of Ridley revealing this to them.

That's all there is, unfortunately. He does confirm a connection to Milton's epic poem. "So - the poem is a book. It sounds intellectual, but there's a similarity to it, that's where it stops." John Milton's Paradise Lost is a classic piece of English literature that examines "the Biblical story of the Fall of Man." Our friends at SlashFilm point out a different quote from Ridley Scott about where this Prometheus sequel might be headed: "You’ve got to go back and find those engineers and see what they are thinking. If engineers are the forerunners of us, and therefore were creators of life forms in places that were possible for biology to function, who created that? Where's the big boy?" So they're still searching for the question of who or what made us/everything, and it seems that's where the Paradise Lost connection may be from. Very interesting.

Earlier this year, Blomkamp confirmed that his Alien movie won't "tread on the toes" of the Prometheus sequel, but he did have to make one change at Ridley's request. There's also word that Ridley is demanding that this movie come first before Blomkamp's, and perhaps we'll find out why once it hits theaters and we learn about the film's place within the timeline of the bigger Alien universe. At the moment, Fox has Prometheus 2, or Alien: Paradise Lost, scheduled for release in May of 2017. That's two more years to wait, and two more years of developments and interesting reveals as we find out how this storyline will continue.

Update! In a separate interview, ComingSoon got Ridley Scott to reveal a few more details about the new title. It's not anything more, but he does clarify. Why is it called Alien: Paradise Lost? "Well, because we're heading back to why and how and when the beast was invented," Scott said at The Martian premiere. "We'll go back into the back door of the very first Alien that I did thirty years ago." So it sounds like he's still teasing that direct connection to the first Alien movie he made in 1979, which didn't really connect in the way anyone thought during the first Prometheus. Maybe it will make more sense this time around. The "why", "how", "when" aspect does make me wonder if they're headed to another planet. Only time will tell.

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I dont trust Scott as a director any more. Will wait to see.

Higgens on Sep 24, 2015


Pretty sure we all have to wait Einstein

Tot's Tator on Sep 24, 2015


OH U SO FUNNY!! I will wait to get excited, I know I didn't type it, but any one with a brain can understand that with in the context, Einstein.

Higgens on Sep 24, 2015


irony given your spelling and punctuation

cg on Sep 25, 2015


OH we got the grammar police up in here, adding nothing.

Higgens on Sep 25, 2015


you are weapons grade stupid

Tot's Tator on Sep 25, 2015


I wonder if all the trolls around here share the same bridge.

Higgens on Sep 26, 2015


we share your mom

Tot's Tator on Sep 26, 2015


Oh my, Im so hurt. Go back to your bridge, I left a tire there for you.

Higgens on Sep 26, 2015


That tire will remind me of a similarly sized hole...your mom's vag

Tot's Tator on Sep 27, 2015


Great cheap way of pulling in the original Alien franchise name. The Martian maybe be good but Prometheus ( i know i know a dead horse) showed signs of the lucas syndrome. It was a beautiful mess.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 24, 2015


huh? It's the same universe...same director...people will complain about anything

Tot's Tator on Sep 24, 2015


Only complain because P sucked. They always have said it wasn't a real prequel to Alien but it sorta is now. I still hope that it will be good or at least better than P. Is that a good enough explanation?

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 24, 2015


you went full ruh-tard

cg on Sep 25, 2015


Oh gosh, another yet anonymous troll comes up with a weak one liner. Brah, go outside breath in some fresh air and then look at your shitty life because I can guarantee you that mine is a lot better. 🙂

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 26, 2015


you make lousy music, your last name sounds like a gay sex position, and you hang out at this website every day...yeah...your life is amazing

Tot's Tator on Sep 26, 2015


yeah u didn't really believe it wasn't a prequel , did you ?? people seem to like a new director on an old story/reboot ... So we have them both within a few months of each other , buy a lot of tickets and , debate it endlessly (See " Nolan's Batman " ) .. It's a Win - Win . Again BUY THE BLURAY ..and you'll change your opinion of the movie .. Watch the deleted scenes 1st , then re-watch the movie , sliding those scenes in where they should have gone . tot;s half-right , at people - maybe not you , IDK - just complaining cause everyone else does...don't want to look out of touch .. any story on it , a FEW somebody's always race to post a hate of it . But Negative Popularity makes money , too ;?)) It's a Ric Flair movie - half-hated , half-loved

Dominic on Sep 27, 2015


Great. Thanks for confusing the shit out of us, Ridley.

TheOct8pus on Sep 24, 2015


No shit !!

Tester on Sep 24, 2015


I think he might has lost his mind. I was really hoping that THE MARTIAN would signal Scott's return to form, but...PARADISE LOST??? ...

DAVIDPD on Sep 24, 2015


Stupid title WOW

Joker's hideout on Sep 24, 2015


I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Xerxexx on Sep 24, 2015


Wait what? I thought they were making a separate alien franchise film with him as producer?

Mr Chatterbox on Sep 24, 2015


At this point, I don't know. So confusing.

Alex Billington on Sep 24, 2015


They seem to be on that GHOSTBUSTERS trajectory...Dueling films of the same franchise. I have hopes for the BOURNE ones though.

DAVIDPD on Sep 24, 2015


Or Star Wars... oh *#)(#&$ the new trend (replacing. "rebooting") in Hollywood now is multiple franchises of the same... uhh cinematic universe... Darn you Marvel! What have you done!

Akirakorn on Sep 25, 2015


they are!! in some crazy scheme to make a profit hollywood is making more than one movie

cg on Sep 25, 2015


Cool, hope it's just a wee bit better on the story, Prometheus did look amazing. Wonder if the big blue guys will all be subtitled?

Carpola on Sep 24, 2015


Prometheus was ok; but, the end left me wanting a lot more - I'm excited about the possibilities of the sequel.

dan on Sep 24, 2015


The ending was great except for the death of Charlize Theron's character, all she had to do was run in a different direction..... kinda dumb.

Henry Willis on Sep 27, 2015


Prometheus school of running away from things.

Jacob Schenk on Oct 1, 2015


There better be some aliens in it this time.

Charles Knowlton on Sep 24, 2015


There were aliens in the last one, a few types even......oh you meant the xenomorphs. Yeh, one would hope eh?

Higgens on Sep 24, 2015


There was a xenomorph in the last one

Tot's Tator on Sep 25, 2015


Everybody gets one.

Jacob Schenk on Oct 1, 2015



DAVIDPD on Sep 24, 2015


That title is cheap and utterly stupid.

Firefly15 on Sep 24, 2015


So is your mom but when you've got $25 burning a hole in your pocket....

cg on Sep 25, 2015


That escalated quickly.

borninatrailer on Sep 25, 2015


Fuck off, asshole! I have a right to give my opinion.

Firefly15 on Sep 25, 2015


and I have a right to perform anal on your mom-

Tot's Tator on Sep 26, 2015


realy a stupid title but i am very curious about this movie. I liked Prometheus, so bring it on....

ari smulders on Sep 25, 2015


yeah...Prometheus 2 would have been more inspired. your name is stupid...but we deal with it

cg on Sep 25, 2015


says the guy who calls himself cg! hahaha! great!

ari smulders on Sep 26, 2015


if you only knew

Tot's Tator on Sep 26, 2015


Would really prefer Prometheus: Paradise Lost or ideally Prometheus 2: Paradise Lost

OfficialJab on Sep 25, 2015


'Paradise Lost' is a great title (/sub-title), and it makes perfect sense in the context of 'Prometheus' and its themes. All the people complaining have probably never read about the original poem and will never ever read it. Now, having said that, I don't think the movie will be able to live up to it, unfortunately, considering the rather empty and superficial script of 'Prometheus'. Prometheus was a good title, too, and it didn't live up to it either. The opening looked like it might've, but then it didn't. It was worse than Danny Boyle's Sunshine (the first half of which almost makes up for the second half), imo. Still, I can only hope they're going to get some better writers.

Terry Craig on Sep 25, 2015


I am one of the 3 people in the planet who loved Prometheus. And i'm excited to see the sequels. Paradise Lost sound appropriate in terms of Prometheus intentions and subsequent story.

toonfed on Sep 25, 2015


not 3 ...I have to argue for the defense all the time however I will admit Ridley/production crew/studio set it up to be hated , as they saved 25-30 mins of character development that explains the motivations all the haters complain about not knowing . And put it on the Blu-Ray u gotta drop $20 to see the REAL movie .. The scenes also give the movie more of a feel like the original ; the cuts make it look like a inferior version of " Aliens " ....

Dominic on Sep 27, 2015


I'm another--an avid fan of Prometheus, saw it opening night & have the BluRay, have watched it often, etc. I saw Scott's Alien on its release, as a kid; and later saw Blade Runner several times in the theater on its release. Much about Prometheus feels to me like the return, so many years later, of this designer/director genuinely interested in and with an aptitude for science-fiction. He approaches this stuff seriously, and seems less captivated than others in the "toys." Now that I think of it, Prometheus and Chappie are good examples of big-budget science-fiction in film which still bears the peculiar mark of the "author"--to the displeasure of many who'd prefer a more generic, predictable product.

tohu777 on Sep 27, 2015


I am another one.

Н.И. + on Sep 27, 2015


I am the third one. on Sep 29, 2015


Count me in for number four because I really enjoyed that film.

lukey331 on Nov 12, 2015


I loved it!

kjones on Mar 14, 2016


Everything about Scott and Prometheus is great, exciting and worth to waiting for.

Н.И. + on Sep 27, 2015


Call it Alien:whatever because it will theoretically earn more money from name recognition alone vs Prometheus 2

Henry Willis on Sep 27, 2015


This is only my personal theory. The reason the Engineers were going to eliminate human life on Earth is because after millenia of visiting Earth, guiding its people, one group saw one Engineer as a threat and shoved a crown of thorns on his head, made him drag a big wooden cross through the town and then crucified him, with one guard stabbing him in the side with a spear. After being placed in a closed chamber, other Engineers quietly took him away so that three days after entombment, those who were learning from the Engineer went to the tomb, opened it, and found it empty. Your theory will vary.

Carl Hossli on Oct 3, 2015


I thought Jesus was Zombie Zero. Or a groundhog: after he rises and leaves the cave, if he sees his shadow...nah, I like your version.

Doc Voltage on Oct 7, 2015


Someone hasn't read Paradise lost. It is not about the fall of man.

Melvin T Pelvis on Nov 3, 2015


From what it looked liked from the first movie, they were terraforming planets. Maybe they view Earth as a failed 1st attempt? And they are going to correct that mistake?

William on Nov 8, 2015


The story of the engineers is what drew people to the Prometheus movie. Of course once folks realized, same story, Alien being, different location, the movie audience stopped being interested Another movie that focuses on another rampage of the omnipotent Alien creature is just lazy story tellling...what, 6 times we have to deal with exploding chest cavities? The Engineers,.why Earth, why man, that is where the interest is.

BoruBrian on Dec 19, 2015

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