Mixed feelings around the Sky Movies office as Ridley Scott's nonsensical mystery horror gets another round.
With Prometheus having raked in $303m worldwide, 20th Century Fox have announced plans for a sequel, with stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender contracted to return.
Fox chief Emma Watts commented, “Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can't rush it," going on to say that the movie would likely see a 2014 or 2015 release date.
Prometheus vied with The Dark Knight Rises for the 'most anticipated movie of 2012' tag, but unlike the final bat outing, few people felt fulfilled once the credits finally rolled on the space-set thriller.
This was, in part, down to a variety of plotholes and what felt like a hatchet job in the editing suite.
It was also, partly, because director Scott and co-writer Damon Lindelof full intended to leave answers to the sequels.
Lindelof has yet to be mentioned in the same breath as the sequel, nor has he commented on the news, despite being a regular Tweeter, leading to speculation that he'll take the fall for the original's many shortcomings.
Scott, meanwhile, is busy working on his next release, The Counsellor, starring Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, and Prometheus robot, Michael Fassbender.