Ridley Scott reveals the 'Prometheus' sequel's official title - and it's not what you expect

Posted Sep 24, 2015 12:32 PM By

Ridley Scott's 2012 "Alien" sorta-prequel "Prometheus" took its title from the mythological Titan who created mankind and endowed them with fire against the wishes of Zeus, who damned him to eternal punishment for his transgression. The sequel, meanwhile, is taking a cue from John Milton -- specifically the epic poem "Paradise Lost," which centers on the Biblical story of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

The official "Prometheus 2" title? "Alien: Paradise Lost." Is this going to hold? I have no idea, but here's Scott briefly explaining it to U.K. entertainment outlet HeyUGuys:

"Well actually really, it's gonna be called 'Alien: Paradise Lost,'" he responded when asked about the sequel. "So 'Prometheus 2's' not really gonna be...you know the poem? I doubt you've ever been through it, have you? The poem is a book, 'Paradise Lost.' It sounds intellectual, but there's a similarity to it and that's where it stops."

Thoughts? Concerns? Eyerolls? Will the studio demand that the film be called "Prometheus 2: Alien: Paradise Lost," for brandingness? Weigh in below.