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Blah, blah, blah: Ridley Scott, Prometheus, and connections to Ellen Ripley

SSDD: Same Scott, Different Day...

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Good grief has Ridley Scott’s press tour behind The Martian made news writing this week feel like something out of Groundhog Day. (Just replace Sonny & Cher with Jerry Goldsmith and, well, there you are.) Now, after teasing three more films and confirming the ludicrous title, the English filmmaker has clarified some things and, of course, added even more juicy bits about Prometheus 2 — or rather, Alien: Paradise Lost.

“In a way it is Prometheus 2. It’s exactly the same story,” Scott clarified to Empire. “But it was always in the works to be called [Alien: Paradise Lost]. Is Prometheus actually taking us off course from where I’m going, which is actually backing into the first Alien… I’ve even got connections with Ripley [in this], but I’m not telling you what.” Well, that’s all goo– whoa, really? Ellen Ripley? As in Sigourney Weaver’s Oscar-nominated heroine?

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That’s a hefty prospect to consider, and fortunately, it’s not a power play against Neill Blomkamp’s forthcoming film. Scott suppressed the fiery rumors that he’s anti-Blomjamp, adding: “I’m producing it. The design is for it to go out next, after this. This will go out first. It’s more associated with Ripley, it’s a completely different angle, it’s more of a sequel. I’m coming in from the back end.” ::sigh:: We can now peacefully enjoy our cryosleep.

So, what does this all mean? As with anything involving Alien, we’re relying solely on speculation, though if “cinematic universes” are the bee’s knees nowadays, it could possibly hint that Fox is developing a larger universe for this series than we ever intended. It’s not exactly a bad move, and if they can somehow retain past stories like last year’s Alien: Isolation video game, it could prove exciting for the Alien fanbase.

To play Devil’s advocate, however, bye bye mystery.

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