Fassbender explains Prometheus 2 delay (exclusive)

‘The Counsellor’ star explains the slow development of Ridley Scott's sci-fi follow-up.

Michael Fassbender said the hold-up over the Prometheus sequel was because the parties involved were trying to do it "correctly".

After months of rumours, Ridley Scott has confirmed that a sequel to dazzling 2012 sci-fi ‘Prometheus’ is finally written.

“I thought I’d left science-fiction for too long, that I had better climb back in,” he told Empire. But for a movie that made over $400 million (£249 million) at the box office, and so clearly set itself up for a sequel, green-lighting a second outing should have been far more snappy by usual Hollywood standards.

It looks like there’s a reason for the slow start though – according to original star Michael Fassbender it’s because they’re making it “correctly”.

Speaking to the Fass for Ridley’s most recent thriller ‘The Counsellor’ earlier this month, we took the chance to ask the Irish-born actor exactly what the hold-up was in returning to ‘Prometheus’.

“Everybody’s asking this, it’s cool!” he laughed. “You know, it takes time…. I don’t want them to rush it. I mean the reason that Pixar movies are so amazing is because they spend years throwing it out the window, re-jigging it, coming up with an idea, breaking it down, starting again, you know.”

“So to make it correctly, I think it’s actually very encouraging,” he added. “Because a lot of the times they’re like ‘we made some money let’s jump on the back of this. We wanna make more money again as soon as possible.’”

“[But] it’s nice to actually have a little bit of time to develop it.”

Up for seeing a sequel? Or should Ridley leave sci-fi alone? Let us know in the comments below. Meanwhile, check out our exclusive ‘Prometheus’ featurette, here.