Michael Fassbender to return for ‘Prometheus 2’

LOS ANGELES: Filmmaker Ridley Scott has confirmed that “Steve Jobs” star Michael Fassbender will reprise his role in the untitled sequel of the 2012 science-fiction “Prometheus”.


The 38-year-old actor earlier collaborated with Scott for the 2013 crime thriller “The Counselor” and the directed said “Prometheus 2”, which is slated to begin production in February 2016, will be his next project.

“Fassbender will do this one with me, and it’s meant to start production in February. I’m in prep, now. I’ll either shoot in Aussie, or here,” Scott said.

The “Alien” director said the next “Prometheus” movie would be closely connected to the first film.

“You can either say, leave the first film alone and jump ahead, but you can’t because it ends on too specific a plot sentence as she (Noomi Rapace’s Dr Elizabeth Shaw) says, ‘I want to go where they came from, I don’t want to go back to where I came from,’ ” Scott explained.

Scott’s upcoming film is Matt Damon-starrer science fiction “The Martian”, scheduled to release on October 2.