Michael Fassbender Says PROMETHEUS 2 Is a Go; Doesn’t Know When They’ll Begin Filming

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During the press day for 12 Years a Slave, Steve asked Michael Fassbender the status of Prometheus 2, and Fassbender quickly responded, “I don’t know.”  Today at the junket for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the question came up again, and this time he said the project is a go, although he didn’t know when it would begin filming.  When we last reported on the film, it seemed like filming was already given the greenlight, but then another report said that there was no release date, it’s unclear if Ridley Scott would return to direct, and that they’ve only hired a new writer (Michael Green).  It’s still unclear if Scott wants to get in the director’s chair again, but Fassbender’s confirmation is still a step forward in the project’s development.  I, for one, am excited to see the continuing adventures of David’s disembodied head.

Hit the jump to check out what Michael Fassbender had to say about the Prometheus sequel.

prometheus-2-sequel-michael-fassbenderPersonally, while I think Fassbender is easily one of the best things in Prometheus, I hope Scott doesn’t return to direct.  As you can see from the special features on the Prometheus Blu-ray, he was constantly changing his mind, and ultimately the result was a movie that was visually impressive but made very little sense.  There’s still potential in the story, but I’m hoping that Scott is lured towards something else.  He could do a drama about concussions in pro football, Blade Runner 2, the young adult fantasy Fae, or any other movie that catches his fancy.  Ridley Scott is never hurting when it comes to directing vehicles.

Assuming he does decide to do Prometheus 2, the earliest we would see it would be 2016.  Scott’s new film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, opens later this year.

Regarding the specific exchange on Prometheus 2, Steve asked Fassbender if he was looking forward to working with Scott on sequel, and he replied, “For sure.  I love Ridley.  He’s a master filmmaker,” at which point James McAvoy, who was also part of the interview, turned to Fassbender and asked, “Are you doing a sequel?”

Fassbender turned to his X-Men co-star and replied, “Yeah, but when I don’t know.”

Here’s the video.  Look for the full interview soon.


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  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    I really enjoyed the movie overall.

    • Man Beadle

      Aye, me too. Seems to be an obession with a small minority to hate it.

      • BigJimSlade

        Hard to say what’s the minority.

        I have yet to meet a person that has liked the film or felt there was any need for some ridiculous explanation for not only xenomorphs but mankind in general. If it wasn’t clumsily trying to tie itself to the Alien franchise and if it had a decent script, maybe it would have been decent.

        There was so much wrong with the “story”, I think watching Prometheus just winds up being an exercise in face-palming. Other than some of the first scenes with Fassbender’s character I can’t really think of a single compelling scene or plot point in the entire film.

      • mbmarquis69

        I like certain things about Prometheus. It was a stupid story wrapped in a beautiful package. It had great atmosphere. So much so that it almost helped me to overlook the mess of a script. Almost.

      • Jimm Needle

        There are definitely things to like within the bad film – honestly the movie is really just a repackaging of the story from the first alien vs predator with several tweaks.

      • Jimm Needle

        There are definitely things to like within the bad film – honestly the movie is really just a repackaging of the story from the first alien vs predator with several tweaks.

      • HeSaidSheSaidMv

        Small minority? Is that what you have to tell yourself to feel like you are in the majority/right/righteous? Seriously bro, if you like the movie I’m happy for you, but you’re deluding yourself.

      • Hugo Emanuel Melo

        I dug the movie too. I was riveted throughout it’s full length. The story is not nearly as bad or confusing as it is said to be. Franky I loved it and would love to see Ridley Scott directing the second part. Hopefully the script will be able to properly develop the events seen on the first part.

      • Hugo Emanuel Melo

        I dug the movie too. I was riveted throughout it’s full length. The story is not nearly as bad or confusing as it is said to be. Franky I loved it and would love to see Ridley Scott directing the second part. Hopefully the script will be able to properly develop the events seen on the first part.

    • Jan

      With the potential that Prometheus had; the superb talent involved both on and off-camera, it should’ve been more than just an ‘enjoyable’ film.

      • lordjim

        an always terrible screenwriter and a director who made his last great movie ages ago are not exactly superb talent.if you had seen the changes he made to alien not long ago you could clearly see this man has lost his touch and taste, believing alien would be too slow.

      • Lance

        The screenwriters (particularly Lindelof) get way too much blame for all of Prometheus’s supposed “flaws.” If you listen closely to them during the interviews, I think it’s pretty apparent there were times when they raised objections to certain things Ridley wanted to do, but were overridden.

        Ridley doesn’t think things out the way someone like Jim Cameron does, and he’s got a lot more power now than he did when he was making Alien, so it’s not as if people like Dan O’Bannon can really make sure every last bolt and rivet is in place.

        But Prometheus was still all there, and it was a beautiful movie that wasn’t about Michael Bay robots — by which I mean the sci-fi wasn’t just painted on the surface. So I love the movie.

  • HeSaidSheSaidMv

    “Prometheus 2 is a go”

    But does anybody care?

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    Read more at http://collider.com/prometheus-2-sequel-news-michael-fassbender/#IEvysW4A2DYa2OBY.99
    Michael Fassbender Says PROMETHEUS 2 Is a Go
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    • Man Beadle

      Oh look, it’s the cock from iMDB who has posted there since the films
      release and apparently ‘doesn’t care’. Please, just piss off. I’m surprised you
      didn’t try and hawk your rather shoddy film review site here.

      • HeSaidSheSaidMv

        If you knew anything about my “shoddy film review site” you’d know I don’t actually hate Prometheus. But it’s clear you never took the time to read my opinion on it and are actually just speaking out of your ass.

      • Bo

        Man Beadle take a break, man. Just because someone doesn’t agree with your assessment of a film doesn’t take away their right to express it, does it? And I believe you are incorrect to say that a ‘small minority’ (which is redundant) are obsessd with hating the film. I seem to recall that there was rather a large majority (also redundant) who did not like the film…myself included. It just was not very good and I have no interest in seeing another; especially Fassbender in his rather dumb ‘Lawrence of Arabia/Peter O’Toole’ blonde hair thing. I thought that was rather laughable so at least I got a good laugh from it. Sorry, man. Some just don’t agree with your take on films. Life will go on though…lol…

      • GunzOfNavarone

        It’s funny how you say a large majority didn’t like it, yet no one has liked your comment and 9 people have liked Man Beadle’s. Just sayin’.

      • HeSaidSheSaidMv

        Yeah, because 9 people on Collider represent the entire movie-viewing audience for this movie. Rock solid rationale right there.

      • Bo

        Your just sayin’ was and is a bit premature. Best check out the intelligent replies from hesaidshesaid below and milo. Myself, I don’t give a shit if fanboys on collider liked the movie. It didn’t work and was the general consensus around the industry. So who cares? If you liked it fine. If you didn’t, also fine. Why do fanboys have such a hard time when someone doesn’t like a movie they like? Insecurtiy? Immaturity? All of the above?…lol…it’s such nonsense. As far as the didn’t get it bit? Really now. Same moronic response to someone not liking a movie you liked. What’s not to get in the silly sci-fi film that didn’t work? Please give me a break. Also, don’t hold your breath on this 2nd film even getting made. It hasn’t even been formally announced yet and I doubt any studio will put forth the big money required when the first didn’t really do that well and was panned by many critics. Just sayin’…

      • Lovecraftlives

        Ahh no! Most people liked it, but there were a few like you who didn’t get it. It was a film for science fiction fans who appreciate a involving story that didn’t feature, stupid transformer type robots or mindless comedies like Scary Movie or some other garbage.

      • HeSaidSheSaidMv

        Didn’t get it, lol.

      • milo

        Double internet cliché fail there.

        Not being content with expressing an opinion and instead insisting “Most people!” agree with you.

        And discounting the opinion of those who disagree with you by insisting “they didn’t get it!”

        Both sad.

      • HeSaidSheSaidMv

        Yeah, be played just about every “no no” card you can all at the same time.

      • milo

        Double internet cliché fail there.

        Not being content with expressing an opinion and instead insisting “Most people!” agree with you.

        And discounting the opinion of those who disagree with you by insisting “they didn’t get it!”

        Both sad.

      • veeder

        I got it. I just found it dreadfully boring. You sir are a snob. Didnt get it really? I got it and it was so full of plot holes I couldnt enjoy it.

      • veeder

        I got it. I just found it dreadfully boring. You sir are a snob. Didnt get it really? I got it and it was so full of plot holes I couldnt enjoy it.

      • jaykay

        I couldnt care less if the majority loved it or if the majority hated it or if it was 50/50

        I absolutely loved the props, sets, effects, vehicles, costumes and the overall look and visual ‘feel’ of the movie

        However some of the acting stunk badly, the script was a joke and the plot so full of holes it resembled a Swiss cheese

        I you think Prometheus represents ‘great’ scifi then its no wonder you look to console yourself with being a member of ‘the majority’, aka ‘herd’

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    I hope that Sir Ridley Scott will be back to helm the sequel.
    But this time they need to hire a new composer, in the vein of Jerry Goldsmith.

    • Galfos

      I share the view, P2 needs Ridley Scott.

      But this sentence from Goldberg: ‘I, for one, am excited to see the continuing adventures of David’s disembodied head.’ – Jesus! It is so cheap…
      Adventures of a head! Where? Between Noomi’s legs? Jesus, no!

  • the king of comedy

    I still remember the days when everybody was expecting prometheus with such excitment, it seemed like we were going to see one of the greatest science fiction movies ever, the trailers were great, the scenary was visually amazing, the cast was top notch (Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Noomi Rapace and specially Michael Fassbender), the viral campaign was one of the best I`ve seen, and it was the return of the Director who brought us Blade Runner and Alien to science fiction. Too bad it didn`t live up to the expectations, Still have faith in this movie but I`ll never trust Ridley Scott that much again.

    • bigfrog

      The night I saw Hannibal was the night I realized Sir Ridley was a hack.

  • doctor_robot

    prometheus was a huge disappointment for me. so much wrong with that film… wish i would have just stuck with the trailer, which gave me chills of excitement every time i watched it.

    • Nemesis11

      Agreed. one of the most fantastic trailer of last few years.

      • mbmarquis69

        That and Man of Steel. Those movies turned out considerably different than their trailers promised. The editors responsible for cutting those trailers should be making movies because they certainly know how to grab an audience better than some directors.

        I realize that it’s easier to do in 2 minutes than it is in 2 hours, but still, it comes down to craft: using mood and emotion and tone in just the right mix. And having a script that doesn’t insult your audience’s intelligence.

  • Person

    Really loved Prometheus in spite of its flaws, which I think get overblown by those who were expecting it to match-up with Alien in terms of quality. I think Scott was more fascinated by the ideas behind the movie rather than the mechanics of the story and characterizations; if he could’ve made an existential sci-fi mood piece about humanity’s origins, without the encumbrances of tying it into the Alien universe, I think he and the world would be much happier.

  • DEADP00L

    Too little happened in the first one; it had it’s ups and downs but I did like the endings and potential for a sequel. I’m not psyched about it like I was at the prospects during the first one; but I will be seeing it

    • Fux

      You and me and anyone else who saw Prometheus has to see the sequel because Prometheus is only half of a story. It was a brilliant douchebag move on Fox’s part.

      • DEADP00L

        You mean they pulled a Peter Jackson?

      • Fux

        I know what you’re saying, but it’s just as hard for me to condemn Peter Jackson as it is Ridley Scott.
        “…they pulled a WB” is how I would word it. ;)

      • DEADP00L

        That would sum it up pretty well. Sucks that Scott would be beholden to the bottom line though. I honestly think there are some Directors that ought to be left to do what they please instead of placating to studio execs.

    • Frank

      …too LITTLE happened?

      • DEADP00L

        Yeah. How much alien did we see? The pussycockbra attack, the engineer and the octopus human hybrid. The rest was just talking and walking mostly.

      • the king of comedy

        yeah… I wouldn`t mind if we had just seen one scene with aliens, as far as the plot, the narrative, the characters and their interaction with each other were truly inspired.

      • the king of comedy

        yeah… I wouldn`t mind if we had just seen one scene with aliens, as far as the plot, the narrative, the characters and their interaction with each other were truly inspired.

      • the king of comedy

        yeah… I wouldn`t mind if we had just seen one scene with aliens, as far as the plot, the narrative, the characters and their interaction with each other were truly inspired.

      • DEADP00L

        The birth scene was awesome and so was the alien queen birth.

      • the king of comedy

        I liked the birth scene, but the alien queen birth scene I didn`t like at all

      • DEADP00L

        I think I get why but I’d love to hear your take on it.

  • Fox Sux Dix

    Bottom line:
    Alien was not a film that was dependent upon having mysterious, unanswered questions. The space jockeys existed merely as a peek into this universe that existed, but had nothing to do with the plot! The writers/Fox didn’t give a shit about what made Alien special. Instead they took those background details and based a movie around them, and in the process answered NONE of those questions that they established were there in the first place. Sure, I’ve always been curious what the space jockeys were, but it’s not why I’m an Alien fan! Aliens explored the universe and expanded upon the story of Alien much more than Prometheus did. If you saw Alien, you don’t necessarily need to see Aliens. But if you’ve seen Prometheus, you pretty much have to see the sequel, otherwise you’re left with half of a freakin’ movie. And Guy Pearce’s make-up effects… there’s no excuse as to why it looked like shit. Ridley Scott is a brilliant cinematographer and was the only reason why Prometheus is watchable.
    F*ck you Fox.

    • johnny05100 .

      NONE of the questions?? How about the fact that we find out that humans were created for the soul purpose of creating xenos??

      • Fox Sux Dix

        That’s not a fact. It’s a reasonable assumption, but it was never confirmed. Nothing was confirmed. Just a bunch of clues to speculate over.

      • johnny05100 .

        You sound like someone that WANTS to hate the movie just to hate. Gave me enough pieces of the puzzle to form a solid hypothesis, which was intended by the creators of the movie.. Alien caused lots of speculation when it first came out as well, which became one of the greatest sci fi movies of all time. Deja vu??

  • NICK НΛRT

    darren aronofsky should direct the sequel

    • Name

      As brilliant as Aronofsky is, the cinematography wasn’t an issue with Prometheus. Ridley Scott is just as brilliant. The writing was the major pitfall.

      • Redjester

        Agreed. Dialogue/story aside, the film is a masterclass in film making.

  • eternalozzie

    I never got around to seeing the first movie … I really need to.

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  • ʝoe ßloggs

    No Damon means there’s a chance for success.
    Can’t wait to delve in further into the Engineers’ home world.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    No Damon means there’s a chance for success.
    Can’t wait to delve in further into the Engineers’ home world.

  • Psycold

    Everything about the movie was just…dumb, and that is really disheartening when you are expecting it to be a smart sci-fi film like at least 2 of its predecessors. I also think it was dumb naming it Prometheus, or maybe just dumb naming the space ship Prometheus because of what happens in the end. How will the name apply to the sequel?

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  • mbmarquis69

    Fassbender just wants his character, David, to have a head start.

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  • Guest

    “As you can see from the special features on the Prometheus Blu-ray, he was constantly changing his mind”

    absolutely, actually prior to the home release there has much evidence to support this as well- he kept going back and forth with the media as to wether there would be a directors cut – it was very very weird. It seems like he is heading down the road of the ego driven rich old man that people are afraid to say no to thus his efforts result in a mismash mess- Robin Hood, Prometheus and the Counselor are both great examples of that. American Gangster is solid though.

  • Guest

    “As you can see from the special features on the Prometheus Blu-ray, he was constantly changing his mind”

    absolutely, actually prior to the home release there has much evidence to support this as well- he kept going back and forth with the media as to wether there would be a directors cut – it was very very weird. It seems like he is heading down the road of the ego driven rich old man that people are afraid to say no to thus his efforts result in a mismash mess- Robin Hood, Prometheus and the Counselor are both great examples of that. American Gangster is solid though.

  • Matthea

    A sequel??? For what? So they could sell more extended edition versions or other explanatory merchandise about things that were never explained or were illogical in the theatrical version? Like how all these brilliant scientists acted so stupidly, why it’s smart for the group to split up in an unknown area, why it’s rational and logical to pet an alien vagina snake, why it’s brilliant to run alongside a crashing unidentified flying giant croissant, etc., etc. F*** you Damon Lindelof, you already had your successful long con with those 6 unnecessary seasons of Lost. “Running through a cafeteria” my a$$.

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  • J

    Totally agree with your observation within the Prometheus documentary. The movie suffered a great deal due to Scott’s indecisiveness. It seemed like it was on n better track at one point, and then just got muddled. Shame really.

  • twoskiff

    saw it 3 times in the theatre. I think It was during my going down the UFO rabbit hole phase. Made the whole engineers storyline seen more real.

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  • asharpman

    There is no more exciting sequel on the horizon than Prometheus 2 / Paradise!

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