On March 17, 2012, Scott said that the film leaves many questions unanswered and that these could be answered in a sequel. He said, "If we're lucky, there'll be a second part. It does leave you with some nice open questions."[22][96] Asked whether a sequel would be a direct prequel to Alien, Lindelof said: "If we're fortunate enough to do a sequel ... it will tangentialize even further away from the original Alien."[18] In June 2012, Lindelof said that while plot elements were deliberately left unresolved so that they could be answered in a sequel, he and Scott had thoroughly discussed what should be resolved so that Prometheus could stand alone, as a sequel was not guaranteed.[247] Scott said that a sequel would follow Shaw to her next destination, "because if it is paradise, paradise cannot be what you think it is. Paradise has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous." Lindelof cast doubt on his participation, and said, "if [Scott] wants me to be involved in something, that would be hard to say no to. At the same time, I do feel like [Prometheus] might benefit from a fresh voice or a fresh take or a fresh thought."[248] Scott said that an additional film would be required to bridge the gap between the Prometheus sequel and Alien.[249]

As of August 1, 2012 Fox was pursuing a sequel with Scott, Rapace, and Fassbender involved, and was talking to new writers in case Lindelof did not return. The film would be scheduled for a release no earlier than 2014.[250] In December 2012, Lindelof had decided not to work on a sequel, citing other commitments.[251] In June 2013, Jack Paglen was in negotiations to write the sequel.[252] In October 2013, Scott confirmed that the script was complete,[253][254] but in March 2014, Michael Green was hired to rewrite Paglen's script.[255][256]


In 2013, a comic book series was announced by Dark Horse Comics that serves as a spin-off to Prometheus. The series, titled Fire and Stone, is a crossover between the Alien, Predator, Alien vs Predator, and Prometheus franchises. The first issue of Prometheus: Fire and Stone was released in September 10, 2014.[257]

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