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Those wacky Predators are like the Scooby-Doo Gang of the universe – they seem to cross-over with just about anybody and anybody famous.  Over the course of their time in our pop-culture crosshairs, they’ve ran into the Aliens, Batman, Witchblade, Judge Dredd, Superman & the JLA, the Terminator, and even very recently, Archie and his crew from Riverdale.  There’s a ton more encounters that are encompassed in fan fiction, too; one particularly well-done version has recently hit online and is making the pop-culture world take notice. 

Successfully Kickstarted last year and unleashed upon the interweb last week, Predator: Dark Ages takes the esoteric extraterrestrials and pits them against one of the most historically badass groups of all time: The Knights Templar.  Here’s an official-sounding description from the project’s Kickstarter page:

“Throughout time the Predator has always looked for the greatest warriors to fight in battle, and with this short film we will see him put to the test against the some of the best history has ever seen, the Templar Knights. Their battle with the Predator is the thing Myths and Legends are made of.”

The short film clocks in at just under 30 minutes, and you can view it in its entirety online – I’ve included it below, because I love you.

I personally think this is a well-done short and a great idea to boot; if I had control of the Predator franchise, I’d send one Predator or a small team of them on a Quantum Leap-type mission: every day, they’d be sent to a different place and time where they have to work to kill their target… 24 hours later, they “jump” to the next mission.  Ah, a man can dream.

What would be YOUR dream Predator crossover?  Let us know in the comments below!

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