Ridley Scott just can't leave space alone. In a recent interview with Empire, the The Martian director stated plainly that his next project is the sequel to 2012's Prometheus. "I was starting to look for locations for my next movie," he told the magazine, "which was Prometheus 2."
For those who don't remember, Prometheus served as a kind of pseudo-prequel to the Alien franchise. Starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, the film delved into the origins of intelligent life on Earth as well as how the iconic Xenomorphs can into being. While the movie itself was a bit of a mess, it was still a financial success, paving the way to a new franchise running parallel to the Alien mythos. That's great news for fans who've wanted Scott to return to that universe for years. However, it also means people clamoring for the Neill Blomkamp-directed Alien 5 will have to wait a while longer.