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Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus,' his return to the 'Alien' universe, was one of the most highly anticipated films of 2012. When it finally made its way to theaters, the reaction was...not ideal. Many found the plot holes in Damon Lindelof's screenplay to be insurmountable, and the film was not well received critically. However, the movie made over $300 million in total domestic/worldwide gross so many of us expected we'd be getting a sequel. Plus, the movie builds in such an obvious cliffhanger that it's clear the aim of the filmmakers was always to revisit the story. This speculation has now been confirmed as Fox has revealed that they are already pushing forward with the sequel alongside Scott. Apparently Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are already signed on to return. It appears Lindelof may be unavailable to pen the followup.
I feel like I was one of the few people who genuinely liked 'Prometheus.' Don't get me wrong, I don't disagree with any of the arguments made against it nor am I blind to its faults. However, I still loved the journey it took me on despite the bumps along the way. Plus, I'm such a sucker for 'Alien' mythology that I couldn't help but get wrapped up in the spectacle. I'm interested to see where the story goes next, but I understand if this piece of news doesn't conjure a din of enthusiasm from the Spill community. I will say I think it's probably the best thing possible for the sequel that Lindelof is unavailable. As much as I can forgive the knucklehead mistakes in his 'Prometheus' script, I would like to see a more solid, air-tight story in the next go round. I'm also glad Michael Fassbender is coming back as he was one of my favorite elements of 'Prometheus.'
What do you guys think? Anyone excited for another 'Prometheus' or has the first squandered all your enthusiasm?