You won't have Damon Lindelof to kick around on your Prometheus sequel

You won't have Damon Lindelof to kick around on your Prometheus sequel

Those who have spent the past year hurling Internet invective at Damon Lindelof for all the shortcomings of Prometheus—and maybe even Lost still, and what the hell, throw Nash Bridges in there—congrats, for you have succeeded in making Lindelof well aware of your distaste for him. So much so that, in an interview with Collider, Lindelof announced, "Much to the delight of all the fanboys, I don’t see myself being involved in Prometheus-er," confirming those earlier suspicions that he would be too busy to participate in the previously announced sequel that isn't actually titled that, while also preemptively addressing all the "GOOD! His script sucked anyway!" comments that this confirmation would likely engender.

Never one to let a statement stand when a drawn-out yet vague explanation will do, Lindelof went on to say he'd already told Ridley Scott he would be too busy working on various other projects (most immediately his sci-fi film with Brad Bird), that even just rewriting John Spaihts' original Prometheus script took "a year of my life," and that unlike J.J. Abrams, he "can only be working on one thing at a time." Also implicit in there is the idea that he'd like his "one thing" to be something that everyone's not going to be a huge dick about, but the gist is that he's now leaving that thankless job to someone else.   

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