It appears that director, Ridely Scott's Prometheus, this summer's "sort of prequel" to the Alien films will be getting another shot at the box-office with a sequel to hit sometime in either 2014 or 2015.
While the film didn't exactly send streams of mysterious, destructive black goo to the box-office competition, its $302 million worldwide gross was apparently respectable enough for 20th Century Fox studio to give the go-ahead for another entry.
So, it appears that more light may be shed on the mysteries of fictional mankind's origins and, more interestingly, the origins of the deadly Xenomorph species from the Alien films.
What can we expect?
Already signed-on to reprise their roles are stars, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. However, on the creative side, new writers will be sought, as scribe, Damon Lindelof may not be available to return.
According to Fox President of Production, Emma Watts, the sequel, while set to go, will not exactly be fast-tracked:
"Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can't rush it,"
When the events of Prometheus had run their, explosive, chest-bursting course, things were certainly left open-ended enough for a sequel. Now, we could be in store for a different kind of film taking place on the Engineer home planet for a trip that Rapace's sexy space archaeologist, Elizabeth Shaw and Fassbender's creepy android, David may not likely return.