‘Prometheus 2’ Release Date, Cast Rumors: Launch Pushed Back to 2016

Virnelli MercaderJul 29, 2014 09:31 PM EDT

Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ prequel, ‘Prometheus’, has generated a lot of conflicting comments from critics, but its $400 million worldwide gross kept its sequel hopes alive and well.

Michael Fassbender in an interview recently promoted his latest 'X-men' film, but at the same time confirmed an upcoming sequel to ''Prometheus'. Not only did he confirm that he was going to star in the sequel, but was genuinely excited to do so.

“For sure, I love Ridley. He’s a master filmmaker,” said Fassbender in the interview with Collider.

Fans are wondering what will happen in the next story, with semi-religious archeologist Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace), and damaged, yet still functioning android David (Fassbender) as they were last seen heading to the home world of humanity’s architects turned future destroyers, the Engineers.

The release date of ‘Prometheus 2’, originally set for 2014 or 2015, was pushed back to 2016 after screenwriter Damon Lindelof officially bowed out of the project to work on Brad Bird’s sci-fi project ‘Tomorrowland’. Meanwhile, Scott kept busy with the crime thriller ‘The Counselor’ and the Moses epic ‘Exodus’, which is set to arrive in theaters at the end of this year.

However, Scott is still onboard to direct the ‘Prometheus’ sequel. Lindelof was replaced by Jake Paglen, whose works include the upcoming ‘Transcendence’. According to the latest report from The Wrap, Paglen’s script draft for the sequel is now being revised by Michael Green, who collaborated with Scott on a planned ‘Blade Runner’ prequel.

‘Prometheus 2’ is slated to arrive in theaters on March 4, 2016.

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