While talking to Empire about his new film, The Martian, director Ridley Scott mentioned after shooting was complete, he was on a time-crunch because “I was starting to was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is Prometheus 2.”
That sure looks like confirmation that he’s actually making the sequel to his 2012 quasi-Alien prequel, but I’m doubtful.
Scott keeps a large variety of projects in development at any given time, offering attention to each until money, schedules, and ideas coalesce. A Blade Runner sequel (or prequel, as occasionally reported) has been in development for at least ten years. It is expected to go into production soon with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling under the direction of Prisoners‘ Denis Villeneuve.
In 2008, Scott was announced as the director of an adaption of the board game Monopoly. He initially conceived of it as a “loser comedy,” but parted ways with studio Universal and game-owner Hasbro when his ideas shifted to a “movie about the idea of greed.” In 2010, he told ComingSoon.net the game “can turn your sweetest, dearest aunt into a demon — a nightmare of greed.”
Point being, I don’t believe Ridley Scott is making a film until people are earning their per diems and production photos emerge.
Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender will presumably return as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and creepy android/Peter O’Toole cosplayer David. After Prometheus was released, Scott giddily told reporters he planned to follow through with Shaw’s pronouncement that she wanted to go to where the Engineers came from.
If Scott actually begins shooting soon, Prometheus 2 is expected in 2017.