'Prometheus 2' Won't Involve Damon Lindelof, So Fanboys Can't Blame Him

December 21, 2012


When Prometheus 2 inevitably begins with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender's head splitting up for some reason, you won't be able to hold Damon Lindelof on that one.

Speaking to Collider, the Prometheus writer explained that he is not contributing at all to the sequel 20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott have planned for 2014 or '15. "To the delight of all the fanboys, I don't see myself being involved in Prometheus-er," Lindelof said, referring to the nerds that obsessively demanded the film have less wildly irrational behavior and gaping logic holes.

Alas, his years at Lost making him invulnerable to such talk, it's not the criticism that's pulling him away from the franchise anyway; it's the time commitment. His work on the original film was just a re-write of the Jon Spaihts script and, according to Lindelof, that alone took a full year of his devotion. With a top secret project in the works with Brad Bird and George Clooney, and a new television project being prepared to lure you into a web of possibly-unfulfilling mystery, he just doesn't have the room for any more Prometheuses. It seems someone else will have to explore what's next for Shaw and her talking duffle bag sidekick. Fingers crossed for another abortion!

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