Exclusive: Sigourney Weaver Boards “Prometheus 2″


When PROMETHEUS hit in 2012, one hotly debated aspect of the film was its place in the ALIEN chronology. However, according to very reliable sources, it seems that the recently announced PROMETHEUS 2 may be putting that debate to rest once and for all, as Sigourney Weaver has signed on to the film!

To what extent her character is involved, whether as a cameo or as a major character, is unknown, but FANGORIA has learned that Weaver will once again be playing a clone of her Ripley character, and that time travel will be essential to the plot of PROMETHEUS 2. Additionally, our source cited Michael Green’s recent rewrites of the script were to help further connect PROMETHEUS 2 to the ALIEN universe, and states other actors from the franchise may return as well in some capacity.

“The connection to the ALIEN franchise is getting the film fast-tracked, and the studio hopes to win back fans jaded by the tenuous connections in the first film,” claims our source. “Bringing on Sigourney all but seals the deal, and she’s currently the only other person I can confirm outside of Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender for PROMETHEUS 2.”

Our source also says Weaver has increased her physical fitness regiment under famed trainer-to-the-stars Bill Carter, so hopefully ALIEN fans may see the 64-year-old actress back behind the power loader to face off against some Engineers! As of now, details are scant, as our source claims the production is so secretive that Weaver and director Ridley Scott had to take covert meetings while on the set of his biblical epic EXODUS.

“The studio didn’t want [Weaver and Scott] to talk about the project while near so many cameras and microphones while shooting EXODUS, so they borrowed a boat from the on-set spiritual adviser, Chip Gardner, and the two had all of their production meetings on international waters,” states our source. “They could pretty much talk about anything out there without having to worrying about anyone finding out.”

FANGORIA is still trying to scrape up more details, but our source couldn’t tell us much more, but made sure to mention that Weaver will be appearing in a one-night-only run of Don DiMello’s stage production of APRIL FOOL’S DAY.

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Ken W. Hanley is the Web Content Manager for FANGORIA, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, a graphic novel and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
  • KJM

    About 2 seconds after I read the headline, I remembered what day it was.

  • Rafael Goulart

    That wasn’t cool, guys… I almost jumped through the ceiling.

  • Frankie Murder Fist

    April Fools???

  • Bogart Shwadchuck

    Bring out the girls

  • Harland

    April Fools Day!!!

  • domin8r

    if only…

  • Mac

    Location scout August Lindt?

  • Jack

    April Fools!

  • Joe Humphrey

    Ha! Bill Carter, Trainer to the Stars! Yay Andy Daly!

  • Todd

    Bring out the giirrrrrlllls.

  • BG

    Very cool. A little something for Prometheus fans and a little something for daddy. Hail Satan!

  • Matt Fitz

    Time travel and Ripley clones…oh god no, PLEASE no.

  • Space Jockey

    Is this an April fools news?

  • Kgo5

    This is so exciting I may not tie myself to the Hollywood sign and set it on fire.

  • Keith Flippen

    International waters? Seriously?

  • Jason Parker

    Sounds made up to me

  • jimmy

    Man, how awful!

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  • Jack le Critic

    I wish it were true.

  • Alanna Robelia

    Dammit…I just read what date this came out.

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