Ever since it was announced that Shane Black was directing a new film in The Predator franchise, there was a little confusion if this was going to be a reboot of the franchise or a sequel to the second film. After a little bit of clarification, it’s sort of both. The Predator will in a way, “reboot” the franchise (and make us collectively forget those Alien Vs Predator films) and will be a sequel to the original 1987 film. With it being story wise, connected to the original film, this led many fans to wonder if Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer would make a return, having been the sole survivor of the Yautja’s hunting of his special forces group in Central America. It could be a great connective tissue to bridge the old film and the new one. However, it looks like, that’s not going to happen.
A lot of actors from Game of Thrones have been cast in other things lately (Emilia Clarke in the Han Solo movie, Maisie Williams in iBoy), and it leads many to wonder whether these are early signs of deaths in the season to come. The latest Game of Thrones cast member to score work outside of Westeros is Alfie Allen, aka Theon Greyjoy. He’s just been cast in the new Predator movie to be directed by Shane Black. (more…)
Shane Black’s Predator reboot/sequel, The Predator continues to grow an impressive cast as it is preparing to go into production next month. Already, the quasi-sequel to Predator and Predator 2 has the following actors associated with the project: Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu, Key and Peele), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), and most recently, Sterling K. Brown (The People vs OJ Simpson, This Is Us, Black Panther). It Looks like the suburban-based alien film is adding yet another actor to the film.
Olivia Munn sure is making a name for herself around Hollywood. This once famous co-host of Attack of The Show has been landing some pretty cush acting gigs. After a break-out role in The Newsroom, she hustled her way in Kevin Hart’s Ride Along 2 just before boarding the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse – playing the butt-kicking femme fatale Psylocke. And now, this actress/model/self-professed geeky gal, has earned herself into another huge IP. She’s hopped onto Shane Black‘s Predator reboot-quel. (more…)
Many people are looking forward to Shane Black‘s upcoming half-sequel/half-reboot of Predator, called simply The Predator, and why not? Black is an accomplished writer and director with a cult following, he knows action, and he even appeared as Hawkins in the original film. We know that Narcos star Boyd Holbrook is now likely to be the leading man in the film, and we know that Arnold Schwarzenegger is likely to return in some capacity as Dutch, but in talking much more broadly about the film, Black had music for fans’ ears. His Predator will be scary, funny, and absolutely R-rated! (more…)
When it comes to the Predator film series, the star has always been the titular alien hunter who’s constantly on the look out for the most dangerous game of all. Having said that, the Predator has chased a wide variety of game on the big screen, from the preternaturally strong Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first Predator, to the somewhat more average Danny Glover in Predator 2, to Adrien Brody with a big freakin’ gun in Predators. But if the following news is true then the Predator is really about to meet his human match for the upcoming Shane Black sequel The Predator. (more…)
A few weeks ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teased an upcoming project he was working on. He mentioned he was reading an outline for a “cool movie” that will see him partnering with director Shane Black next year. It didn’t take fans long to ascertain which films Black would be working on in the near future. The director is signed on to direct “The Predator,” a sequel to the it 1987 sci-fi film “Predator,” and to “Doc Savage.” Given Johnson’s acting ability and his physical stature, either film could certainly be a possibility for him to star.
Well, the actor has taken to social media and officially made the announcement that he will be taking on the titular role of Doc Savage. In his announcement, made on his Instagram page, Dwayne posted a photo from this weekend of himself joined with Shane Black, writers Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry, and producer Hiram Garcia. Here’s what the actor revealed on Instagram… (more…)
This time last year, a controversy started erupting about Disney, toys, and Marvel Studios‘ then-latest hit Avengers: Age of Ultron. A LEGO set was released, based on a prominent action scene in the film, but one of the players in that scene was conspicuous by *her* absence. From there, a #WheresNatasha campaign was launched as mothers and fathers of young girls asked hopelessly for toys featuring the sole female Avenger. Did Disney still labor under the opinion that a) girls don’t like action figures and b) that boys won’t play with girl action figures? Apparently that was the opinion of Disney execs, or at least it was circa 2013. (more…)
There’s a headline that’s probably going to be well-received on its own. Let’s look at it another way, aside from the first movie, has Predator been particularly well serviced in his Hollywood career? Maybe if we gave him a personal renovation, we might wash away the terrible odor of Predator 2, Alien Vs Predator, Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem, and Predators. (Okay, Predator 2 and Predators have their good points, but you can’t take back the damage done by the crossover movies.) Still, nerds hate change when it comes to their beloved properties, but Shane Black wants you to know that it’s going to come, if it comes, from a place of storytelling. (more…)
Back in 2014, Iron Man 3/Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black signed on to write and direct a new Predator movie. According to producer John Davis, Black’s Predator film is supposedly going to reinvent the franchise. For those of you already rolling your eyes at the thought of another Hollywood reboot, not to worry. Shane Black has insisted that his Predator film is NOT a reboot. Instead, Black is making sequel that will follow the mythology of the series (most likely alienating the subpar Alien Vs. Predator films). While the script was completed back in December, the exact details of the plot are still under wraps. However, after years of waiting, we finally have what appears to be a first look at Shane Black’s take on the ugly motherf****r himself.