In November, director Ridley Scott said that the final eight minutes of "Prometheus" will feel a lot like "Alien." However, writer Damon Lindelof recently said on Twitter that a "Prometheus" sequel can exist without tying into the "Alien" story.
"If you like ['Prometheus'] and want more, there is totally a design for this story to continue in cool and unexpected ways," he said, adding that the movie will create "a new, grand mythology."
The question then, is what will "Prometheus 2" be? "For 'Prometheus,' I came back to a very simple question that haunted me that appears in the first 'Alien,' and no one answered in subsequent 'Alien' films: who was the Space Jockey – the big guy in the seat? Once you get into the evolution of the story, it moves so far away from 'Alien' that there's only the mere DNA of the original in 'Prometheus.'"