I wish they’d figure out what they want from the Prometheus movies. I would love more Alien movies, I’d love more Engineer movies, and I would also be overjoyed to see them onscreen at the same time. I think the Engineers are fascinating and it would be wonderful for filmmakers to explore them more fully. Alternately, I’d love to see the Alien series redeemed and renewed. But calling the sequel to Prometheus “Alien: Paradise Lost” seems like an odd choice, if indeed it is about David’s head traveling to the homeworld of the Engineers . . . unless it’s overrun with Aliens? If THAT’S the direction they’re going, all-out Engineer war including use of the Aliens as bioweapons, well, that could be amazing. And Ridley Scott is planning a four-movie series? I’m delighted and confused in equal measure.
On the other hand, using the Aliens as bioweapons is a sci-fi war sort of diminishes the Aliens and robs them of their mystery, so if they want more Alien movies, why not just make more Alien movies, focusing on them without any Engineers present? Or make more Engineer movies but call them Prometheus 2, 3 and 4.
I can’t wait to see where they’re going with al this, but I can’t help but feel they’re not quite sure where that is themselves.