Saturday, May 10, 2014

Prometheus 2 Happening!

I remember "Prometheus" getting a release in the summer of 2012, and I remember there was plenty of hype around it. There was a big game being played about whether or not the film was a prequel to "Alien" or not. That definitely helped the mystique of the film and it was a big payoff for its marketing. I really did not understand the meaning of the game 20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott were playing, but oh well. Hollywood does silly things sometimes, I should be used to that fact by now.

I was surprised at how down-the-middle the reaction to "Prometheus" was. I thought it was a great movie; it had an intriguing plot, a great cast of actors and some astounding visuals. I thought it was a film full of big ideas, and I love that the film gave us faint whispers instead of making it easy and cookie-cutter. I don't say this much when it comes to prequels, but this was definitely a movie that deserved a sequel. It was just a matter of when it would be happening.

Director Ridley Scott has a film planned for 2016, but that film is untitled. Scott is busy in showbiz as of late, so that mysterious movie could be anything. Literally anything. What got my eyebrow raised was a recent interview Michael Fassbender did with Collider while promoting "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Fassbender is known for playing David 8 in "Prometheus," he is also known for pretty much stealing the show from all the other actors. Fassbender confirmed that "Prometheus 2" was happening, but he did not know when.

He could be lying his butt off, and maybe he does know the date. Maybe he just wanted to tease us all and make begin the hype-train once more. But I doubt it, he may not know the release date. Heck, Ridley Scott himself may not know the release date. That March 4th 2016 date could be a number of different things. But I do believe that the film is coming, and for me it couldn't be coming soon enough.


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