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Speaking to Yahoo Movies UK, director Ridley Scott is adamant that there will be no xenomorphs — the creatures synonymous with "aliens" in the Alien franchise films — in Prometheus 2.

"The beast is done. Cooked..." "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, 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."

Prometheus ended up with what could only be described as "fan service" that connected semi-prequel with the rest of the Alien franchise. That final scene centered on a xenomorph, so it's a little weird that Scott is going back on that particular creative decision.

Then again, there were a lot of bizarre decisions made in Prometheus.

No matter how you felt about the divisive 2012 sci-fi epic, there's a clear starting point for a weird and wonderful sequel in Prometheus 2. Ostensibly, if the penultimate scene in the film is anything to go on, Noomi Rapace's Dr. Shaw and David (Micahel Fassbender)'s disembodied head will be off on an adventure to find the engineers' (the giant, ripped aliens that probably created humanity) home planet. I'm hoping it's as bizarre and crazy as that sounds. In the world of mega-budget sci-fi, pulling that off would be an absolute triumph.

Prometheus 2 is currently in development, with no planned release date.

If you'd like to recall the glory days of the xenomorph, check out our previous debate wherein we discuss which film is better: Alien or Aliens.

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