When Noomi Rapace and the severed head of Michael Fassbeder resume their interstellar adventures in Prometheus 2, they can take comfort in the fact that they won't be bothered by any more xenomorphs. Ridley Scott says the sequel to his 2012 quasi-prequel to Alien will be completely devoid of Aliens. Yay?

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Scott told Yahoo Movies UK:

"The beast is done. Cooked," he says simply. "I got lucky meeting Giger all those years ago. 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 [he has conveniently forgotten the 'AvP' movies], 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."

I'm not exactly sure why Scott thought it was a great idea to include the Xenomorphs in the first Prometheus movie if putting them in Prometheus 2 is complete and total overkill, but whatever. Seeing as Scott's next movie will probably the adaptation of Andy Weir's novel The Martian, and he's been working on the sequels to both Prometheus and Blade Runner for several years now with no apparent progress, it will be years before we'll need to bemoan the lack of Aliens in Prometheus 2: The Search for the Scientist Who Touched The Vagina Monster's Gold, if ever.

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[Via The AV Club]