After confirming last month that the "Prometheus" will be his next project, Ridley Scott has another surprise for fans: There are even more "Prometheus" films planned after that.
Talking with the German website FilmFutter, the director confirmed he plans to link the prequel story to his 1979 classic "Alien," but it will take a while before he can do so.
“It won’t be in the next one,” Scott said, according to The Guardian. “It will be in the one after this one or maybe even a fourth film before we get back into the 'Alien' franchise.”
He also teased how he envisioned "Prometheus" would explain the origin of the iconic Xenomorph. “I always thought of the Alien as kind of a piece of bacterial warfare," Scott said. "I always thought that that original ship, which I call the Croissant, was a battleship, holding these biomechanoid creatures that were all about destruction.”
Starring Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, the sequel is expected to begin production early next year.