Speaking to Digital Spy at the film's world premiere last night, stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green and Guy Pearce weighed in on what defines Scott as a director.
"He's just got a grasp of everything," Fassbender explained. "You've got 300 people working on set, 3D, special effects, a lot of actors, an ensemble cast, and he just has a control of everything.
"[This is] Ridley Scott revisiting in some respects a baby of his," he went on, "and having read the script, from the offset there was something very intelligent here."
"It's just his style," Pearce pitched in. "He has an amazing visual ability, and a real fascination with psychology. He's got a particular way of delving into humanity."
The film's writer Damon Lindelof and producer Michael Ellenberg also spoke about the possibility of a sequel to Prometheus.
"The opportunities are pretty vast and open," said Ellenberg. "The intention was always not to make a conventional prequel in which you learn who Ripley's mum was, and how that one alien got there... So you could do a number of films [along those lines]."
Lindelof explains that there were certain questions that Scott wanted to leave unanswered in the film, but nevertheless suggested that a sequel could happen.
"I do feel like if there were a sequel to Prometheus, it wouldn't be Alien," he mused. "There is more story to tell.
"But it took him 30 years to direct another sci-fi film, so who knows? Maybe a robotic Ridley, 30 years from now, will be ready to direct the sequel to Prometheus!"