Well the Prometheus news train keeps on rolling as we here at T G Squared Studios keep learning of more news regarding the franchises that are Prometheus and Alien respectively, and it has become clear that director Ridley Scott was intent in taking the Alien franchise into a different direction with the release of the beleaguered Prometheus. However, in a recent interview the director did reveal that Prometheus will eventually tie into Alien. Scott explained it as such:
“In a way it is Prometheus 2, 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 the sequel], but I’m not telling you what.“
And regarding Neill Blomkamp’s new Alien film, Scott reiterated that there is a plan to collaborate, and even bring the two franchises together.
“I’m producing it. The design is for it to go out next, after [Prometheus 2, which] will go out first. [Blomkamp’s Alien is] more associated with Ripley, it’s a completely different angle, it’s more of a sequel. I’m coming in from the backend.”