Prometheus 2 will not feature xenomorph aliens

Ridley Scott has revealed the eagerly-awaited sequel to 'Prometheus' will not feature any of the xenomorph aliens

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Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott has confirmed the sequel to 'Prometheus' will not feature any of the Xenomorph aliens.

The 76-year-old filmmaker says the classic HR Giger 'Alien' design will not appear in the much-anticipated sequel.

Speaking to Yahoo, Scott explained: "The beast is done, cooked."

He added: "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'.

"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."

Scott's next release is 'Exodus: Gods and Kings', which he's described as the "biggest" movie he's ever made.

The film centres on Moses' hand in leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt.

He explained: "Well, in terms of the metaphorical aspects, yes [this is the biggest project I've done]. Even budgetarily it's probably the biggest, yeah.

"But I didn't approach it as my biggest. I never do that. I always approach it from the point of view of the characters, of the story."

Alien: Covenant

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Michael Green
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez
  • UK release: 12 May 2017

The spaceship Covenant ends up on an unknown planet littered with little egg things, which can’t be good. The latest in the franchise is basically an excuse for Scott’s fantastic visuals and a series of more or less ingenious variations on grisly death, although some will enjoy the spectacle of Fassbender kissing himself.

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