Ridley Scott interviews are always interesting. As a filmmaker with at least seven trains of thought in his head at once, he can often offer elliptical answer to simple questions. Or, it could be a very clever way of evading an answer. Case in point, Deadline interviewed him about his upcoming film, The Martian and asked about his fascination with space. The topic led to Prometheus 2 and the director was asked if Michael Fassbender was returning as capricious android David. Scott's response:
Oh, yes. He and I are friends, because we also did The Counselor. And, I love The Counselor. No one else seemed to.
There is an actual yes in his answer, but he immediately moves on to his poorly received 2014 film. Let's take the yes at face value. Where will the Prometheus 2 take David, and presumably Noomi Rapace's Dr. Elizabeth Shaw?
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 says, I want to go where they came from, I don't want to go back to where I came from. I thought the subtext of that film was a bit florid and grandiose, but it asks a good question: who created us? I don't think we are here by accident. I find it otherwise hard to believe you and I are sitting here at this table, because the molecular miracles that would have had to occur were in the trillions, since the first sign of human life that crawled out of the mud with four fingers, would bloody well be impossible, unless there was some guidance system.
You've got to go back and find those engineers and see what they are thinking. If engineers are the forerunners of us, and therefore were creators of life forms in places that were possible for biology to function, who created that? Where's the big boy? You think this was all an accident? I don't know.
An Engineer above the Engineers? It also seems he watches the same amount of Ancient Aliens as I do. His statement also appears to be the long way of saying it will be a direct continuation. Scott has been fascinated by the original Alien's space jockey prop for decades and, perhaps, Shaw and David will keep searching for an answer to Scott's fascination with it and higher orders of creation until he's satisfied.