Prometheus 2 spoilers: Ridley Scott teases new Alien

Ridley Scott teases a new breed of Xenomorph and less Engineers in Prometheus 2

The Engineer wrestles with the Trilobite in Prometheus, because why not?
The Engineer wrestles with the Trilobite in Prometheus, because why not?

Ridley Scott dropped in on The Australian to talk up Prometheus 2 some more, confirmed that in his estimation the script is both “really good” and “fresh.”

In terms of its content, it sounds as though the sequel is moving away from the Ancient Aliens conspiracy theories of Prometheus and moving closer to Alien, and Scott confirmed that the film is “getting away from gods and dragons and shit.

“If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons.”

Ridley Scott on the set of Prometheus
Ridley Scott on the set of Prometheus

It’s tough to know exactly what Ridley Scott means by dragons – within the movies the term was used to refer to the Xenomorph itself by the monastic prisoners in Alien 3.

Or he could just be using it in the narrative sense to mean any threat that has to be slain by the protagonist, as documented in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With A Thousand Faces.

Confusingly, he likes some dragons, describing the original 1977 Xenomorph as “the definitive dragon and he’s a motherfucker. The alien’s real which is why it’s probably one of the scariest monsters in film history.”

Scott adds that as far as Prometheus 2 goes, “what I’m trying to do is reintroduce a fresher form of alien in the third act.”

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