For a movie that takes place in the same universe as the "Alien" movies, "Prometheus" was pretty light on the iconic creatures. The film's only "Xenomorph" appears right at the end, as it bursts out of the chest of one of the godlike "Engineers."
That last scene suggested to some fans that "Prometheus 2," still in development, would include an expanded role for the Xenomorphs that terrorized Sigourney Weaver across four films, and did battle with the Predators in two other movies we'd like to forget. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
"The beast is done. Cooked," Ridley said. "It's very hard to repeat that. I just happen to be the one who forced it through because they said it's obscene. They didn’t want to do it and I said, 'I want to do it, it's fantastic.' But after four [films] … I think it wears out a little bit. There’s only so much snarling you can do. I think you’ve got to come back with something more interesting. And I think we’ve found the next step. I thought the Engineers were quite a good start."
So, can we expect more Engineers in the next "Prometheus" movie? New types of aliens? At the very least, we won't see more of the Xenomorph, unless Scott's just keeping his plans for those acid-bleeding monsters in the dark for now.
"Prometheus 2," starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, is currently scheduled for March 4, 2016. How do you feel about "Prometheus" moving forward without the iconic monsters from the "Alien" series?