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Could 2016's untitled Ridley Scott film be Blade Runner 2 or Prometheus 2?

Mar. 21, 2014by: Alex Maidy

Alright, time to speculate! Fox made a slew of release date announcements today regarding various sequels for 20th Century Fox's Marvel properties, but lost in the mix was the reveal that an untitled Ridley Scott project is slated for release on March 4, 2016. Why is this worth noting? Well, let me explain.

We have been hearing speculation for over a year that Ridley Scott is exploring making a sequel to PROMETHEUS as well as a second BLADE RUNNER film. Both have been in development and Scott himself has revealed tidbits on them over the last several months, but nothing beyond that. Scott has been working on his biblical epic EXODUS with Christian Bale which would likely mean this untitled project would be his next film after that.

So, why would we even consider this project could be one of those anticipated sequels? Because of the locked in release date. For smaller films, studios do not usually lock in a date until the movie is completed. But, as has become the norm in recent years, studios want to make sure they have dates set aside well in advance for their major tentpole releases. Even though THE COUNSELOR was a weak box office entry for Scott, either a sequel to PROMETHEUS or BLADE RUNNER is going to be a big deal, at least for the opening weekend.

While BLADE RUNNER was distributed by Warner Bros, it is not outside the realm of possibility the sequel could be made at Fox. The signs point to this being PROMETHEUS 2 unless another contender pops up in anyone's mind. Either way, I would anticipate production for this mystery film would ramp up next year, so stay tuned for more info.

Ridley Scott's untitled film is slated for March 4, 2016.

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1:18PM on 03/23/2014
I would have no issue with a Blade Runner side-quel, just another story that takes place in the Blade Runner universe. But I really have absolutely no interest in a direct sequel to Blade Runner.

With Prometheus, for some strange reason I'm warming up to the film despite all its flaws. I'd go see another one I suppose.
I would have no issue with a Blade Runner side-quel, just another story that takes place in the Blade Runner universe. But I really have absolutely no interest in a direct sequel to Blade Runner.

With Prometheus, for some strange reason I'm warming up to the film despite all its flaws. I'd go see another one I suppose.
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11:06AM on 03/23/2014
And Henry Jones said to his son, "Indy... let it go."
Let it go.
And Henry Jones said to his son, "Indy... let it go."
Let it go.
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3:46AM on 03/23/2014
There is no Blade Runner. Just several different versions of what feels like an incomplete movie...
There is no Blade Runner. Just several different versions of what feels like an incomplete movie...
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1:36PM on 03/22/2014
Could it be the long awaited Black Rain sequel????

I absolutely hate the thought of a Blade Runner sequel.
Could it be the long awaited Black Rain sequel????

I absolutely hate the thought of a Blade Runner sequel.
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10:56AM on 03/22/2014

Please be Pro....2

I really have a love hate relationship with Prometheus, but I feel it does garner a sequel and I enjoy that world more than Blade Runner. As many times as I have seen ALL versions of it and a fan of Harrison Ford I could never get into it. Just my opinion, either way I'm excited for all things Ridley and even Michael Mann, both my all-time favorite directors and let's face it they aren't getting any younger...who do you all think are heir apparents to these two, if any. I'd love to hear from my
I really have a love hate relationship with Prometheus, but I feel it does garner a sequel and I enjoy that world more than Blade Runner. As many times as I have seen ALL versions of it and a fan of Harrison Ford I could never get into it. Just my opinion, either way I'm excited for all things Ridley and even Michael Mann, both my all-time favorite directors and let's face it they aren't getting any younger...who do you all think are heir apparents to these two, if any. I'd love to hear from my fellow joblo'ers on this...!
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8:23AM on 03/22/2014
Naaah, it's a sequel to LEGEND ;-)
Naaah, it's a sequel to LEGEND ;-)
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8:14AM on 03/22/2014
Maybe its something completely different? But if it is indeed a sequel to Prometheus, I'd definitely like seeing that.
Maybe its something completely different? But if it is indeed a sequel to Prometheus, I'd definitely like seeing that.
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5:32AM on 03/22/2014

G.I Jane: Kabul Assault!!

I know Demi Moore is a little old but she's still in great shape (for someone her age) because DAMN she was toned as fuck in the first movie.
I know Demi Moore is a little old but she's still in great shape (for someone her age) because DAMN she was toned as fuck in the first movie.
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8:57PM on 03/21/2014

Ugh!

No sequel to Blade Runner please! If they want to revisit that universe with a different story and characters, okay but make sure it's good.
No sequel to Blade Runner please! If they want to revisit that universe with a different story and characters, okay but make sure it's good.
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8:13PM on 03/21/2014
Wasn't there a rumored Robin Hood sequel a few years back? Anyway, I'd be up for Prometheus 2 to wrap-up some loose ends of the first movie.
Wasn't there a rumored Robin Hood sequel a few years back? Anyway, I'd be up for Prometheus 2 to wrap-up some loose ends of the first movie.
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7:21PM on 03/21/2014

I'm going with Prometheus 2

I doubt Warner Bros. would allow a sequel to Blade Runner to be made without their contribution (aka their financial profits). Plus, Prometheus is the film we've heard more about and we definitely need a sequel to this given the lack luster ending.
I doubt Warner Bros. would allow a sequel to Blade Runner to be made without their contribution (aka their financial profits). Plus, Prometheus is the film we've heard more about and we definitely need a sequel to this given the lack luster ending.
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7:13PM on 03/21/2014
Prometheus didn't completely live up to my expectations but that was one gorgeous looking film. I don't know how Ridley Scott does it at his age.
Prometheus didn't completely live up to my expectations but that was one gorgeous looking film. I don't know how Ridley Scott does it at his age.
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6:48PM on 03/21/2014

Please do not do Blade Runner 2.

Whatever the story is it won't be worthy. Please Odin no.
Whatever the story is it won't be worthy. Please Odin no.
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5:03PM on 03/21/2014
It's a prequel/sequel to Black Rain. Where Micheal Douglas travels back in time to stop the murder of his partner in Japan, only to make matters worse. Hilarious hijinks and ginormus plot inconsistencies that conflict with the first movie occur.
It's a prequel/sequel to Black Rain. Where Micheal Douglas travels back in time to stop the murder of his partner in Japan, only to make matters worse. Hilarious hijinks and ginormus plot inconsistencies that conflict with the first movie occur.
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9:55PM on 03/21/2014
I hope so.
I hope so.
4:07PM on 03/21/2014
For God sakes, a Blade Runner sequel is a horrid idea.
For God sakes, a Blade Runner sequel is a horrid idea.
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3:34PM on 03/21/2014

New movie

Some people may know this or not but Mr. Scott has acquired the rights to some books, one of them being the Forever War, which IMO is a damn good book. The visuals in it are in line with Prometheus. You can say its similar to the new Tom Cruise movie, Edge of Tomorrow but 100 times better.
Some people may know this or not but Mr. Scott has acquired the rights to some books, one of them being the Forever War, which IMO is a damn good book. The visuals in it are in line with Prometheus. You can say its similar to the new Tom Cruise movie, Edge of Tomorrow but 100 times better.
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3:25PM on 03/21/2014

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Prometheus 2. I liked it. Leave BR alone please.
Prometheus 2. I liked it. Leave BR alone please.
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3:18PM on 03/21/2014
I really really hope we get a Prometheus 2. Loved the first one despite its flaws and would be very interested in seeing were else Scott takes the story and characters. Also seeing how else he could expand the whole Alien universe.
I really really hope we get a Prometheus 2. Loved the first one despite its flaws and would be very interested in seeing were else Scott takes the story and characters. Also seeing how else he could expand the whole Alien universe.
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