Prometheus is one of the most frustrating movies in years, but that doesn't mean I'm necessarily against a Prometheus 2. It means I'm hugely skeptical of it, but if Ridley Scott and company can learn from the mistakes of the original maybe we would end up with something better.
And it sounds like they've learned from at least one mistake: according to The Hollywood Reporter if Prometheus 2 happens it'll happen with new writers.
Fox confirms to THR that Scott and the studio actively are pushing ahead with a follow-up (stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are signed) and are talking to new writers because Prometheus co-scribe Damon Lindelof might not be available. "Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can't rush it," says Fox president of production Emma Watts, who also has overseen the successful reboots of the X-Men and Planet of the Apes franchises by turning over the reins to innovative filmmakers. A Prometheus sequel would be released in 2014 or 2015.
Let's hope Lindelof stays unavailable. There's plenty of blame to go around for Prometheus' horrendous script, but we really gotta make sure the fair share goes to the guy who wrote the thing. Whether or not Scott heavy handedly messed with the writing process, many of the film's problems feel quite Lindelofian. Could new writers bring us a better installment? I hope to find out.