Chances are pretty good if you're reading GeekTyrant, you've seen Ridley Scott's Prometheus by now. If that's not the case then you'll probably want to skip this article, since it gives away massive spoilers for the end of the movie.
Time Magazine sat down with Prometheus co-writer Damon Lindelof recently, who's been talking A LOT about the movie over the past couple of weeks. While much of Prometheus isn't exactly spelled out for you, I think one of the few things that is undeniably clear is the very, very end of the film, in which Noomi Rapace's character flies off into the sunset with the severed head of Michael Fassbender's David. It seemed obvious to me that they were heading off to the home planet of the Engineers (because I'm fairly certain she says that exact thing in the film), but in case you're still a little shaky on exactly what goes down at the end, here's what Lindelof had to say:
TIME: In that final scene, David wants to go to Earth, and Elizabeth wants to go to the alien home world. Where do you think they’re going?
Lindelof: I think they’re going where she wants to go. His fundamental programming has been scrapped. Weyland [the man who built and programmed him] is dead and so now his programming is coming from God knows where. Is he being programmed by Elizabeth, or is it his own internal curiosity now that Weyland isn’t telling him what to do any more? He’s always been interested in Elizabeth, remember that: He’s watching her dreams when she’s sleeping in much the same way that he watches Lawrence of Arabia. He’s a strange robot that has a curious crush on a human being, and when Weyland is eliminated, I think he is genuinely interested in what she’s interested in. He reaches out partly for survival, but partly out of curiosity, and I think he’s sincere that he’ll take her wherever she wants to go.
Again, nothing too revelatory, but just a bit of clarification from the man himself. I wish they would have asked about David's motivation to infect Charlie with the black alien goo, but perhaps he was just testing the material on a human to see if it would grant immortality and he could apply that to his father figure, Peter Weyland. But if he thought there was the possibility it would grant immortality, why would David give it to Charlie, who was being a total douche to him throughout the whole movie? One of Prometheus' many unanswered questions...
In any case, it's pretty easy to guess what we might see in a sequel. Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and David's head (which would likely be attached to some sort of makeshift body created from random parts on their new spacecraft) fly across space toward the Engineer homeworld in order to discover why, exactly, they decided to destroy humanity after creating us. If Scott wants to return to science fiction again, I'm all for it; despite Prometheus' sometimes problematic narrative, it was still a freaking gorgeous movie that I really enjoyed watching. That being said, I'd be totally fine if we never saw this sequel and it was just left to the imagination while Scott moved on to some other interesting directorial material. After all, the dude's not getting any younger.
What do you guys think? Do you want to see a sequel to Prometheus?
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