Earlier this year, an untitled Ridley Scott film was slated to open March 2016. A lot of people assumed it was for Prometheus 2. Maybe they loved Prometheus 1. Maybe they just have high hopes for what Prometheus 2 could bring. Either way, the overlap is large, and it turns out that between morons, masochists, and people who just look cool visuals, there is a ton of interest in Prometheus 2.
So today's news may be a bit disappointing for some. March 2016 will see the release not of Prometheus 2 but instead the incredibly cool-sounding Matt Damon film, The Martian. Except now it's no longer March 2016. The whole reason we even have this news story is because Box Office Mojo reported a release date change to November 25, 2015.
For those who don’t remember, The Martian (based on the novel by Andy Weir) tells the story of a non-Martian astronaut who must quickly learn to fake it 'till he makes it as a Martian when his crew abandons him on the red planet for four years. He does so by befriending a volley ball.
While I’d love to see what happens next for feisty scientist lady and headless robot guy, I really do think this sounds like a better film overall. We’ll just have to wait for Prometheus 2 a little longer.