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‘The Predator’ Casting Just Went to Another Level

Keegan-Michael Key in Keanu

What sets Predator apart from all movies is its ensemble. It’s hard to predict just how well a bunch of superstars will mesh on screen, which is why is rarely works. But it’s nice to see effort. Shane Black is a writer-director I trust without question, and know that he’s probably making the right decisions. His casting has been unique, to say the least, with today’s announcement taking it to another level.

Keegan-Michael Key of “Key and Peele” fame is going to hunt The Predator alongside Moonlight‘s Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Age of Apocalypse).

His role hasn’t been disclosed, although it was revealed yesterday that the story sees the popular stalker alien, first seen in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger pic titled simply Predator, in an environment that audiences have not seen: the suburbs.

Keegan-Michael Key is the perfect addition to the ensemble. His comedic range is off the charts and can appeal to so many different audiences.

Black is directing the project and wrote the script with Fred Dekker. A shooting start later this winter is being planned.


21 Comments
  • Dirty Frank

    The guy is a pretty great actor beyond just the comedy. Both Key and Peele are hugely talented guys across the board, they can easily take on serious roles, horror, sci-fi, anything that could be thrown at them. Extremely glad that he’s been cast in this, it’s really upped my anticipation for a great, great Predator movie again finally.

  • thornvald80

    must have lost touch with newdays cinema… had to google every one of those names and still have no clue who them people are 😉

    • Flu-Like Symptoms

      Same here. I have no idea who these people are.

  • Creepshow

    Going back to a skit he did on Mad TV, it actually goes like this…
    “A whole…nutha…level”.

    • Javi Simon

      I really hope that’s what Brad was referring to. One of my favorite Key characters. Just behind Crazy as Hell guy. AVP anyone?

      • Creepshow

        His gym teacher character cracked me up. Always rocking the “short” shorts.

        • Javi Simon

          Haha, yea Coach Hines. Always picking on the Asian kid Bobby Lee.

  • Erik The Red

    “Superstars” LOL
    Hardly. Predators had a stronger cast.

  • K-Dogg

    So now that he’s casted all the people that die early, let’s get on with the real casting soon 🙂

  • GunsOfNavarone

    Can we have a link to the article that states it’s set in the suburbs ? Shane Black has refuted it and to my knowledge, I haven’t seen any different.

  • RedNeoCon

    Sorry, but this cast sounds like a total loser. Never heard of the first three actors in this article. As for Olivia Munn, she was mediocre as Psylocke in X-Men. Though she did have some thick ass thighs and booty….

  • Yakushiji Tenzen

    what in the hell is happening. Franco and McBride in Alien and now you’re telling me Jackmerius Tacktheritrix is gonna be in the new Predator?!!! WHAT?!

    • Creepshow

      Jackmerius is not in Predator. You’re getting him confused with Hingle McCringleberry.

  • Whiskeyriver

    Poor Predator has fallen down the ladder and is now hunting people well below his skill sets.

  • SKILZS2000

    Just do preadtors 2.I want to know if they made it off the planet dammit

  • Alanmac

    Great. My opinion of him is ruined since that snowflake celebrity anti Trump ad he was in last week. Guess what Keegan, no one gives a shit what Hollywood thinks. Just make your movies, take our money and STFU.

    • RiseCowthulhu

      And here you are introducing an uncaring world to your political beliefs. Funny how we knock actors for telling us what they think when literally every halfwit off the street wants to declare who and what he supports. These guys just have the means to say it louder. Plenty of dummies on both sides of the political divide. I just wish they could keep it to themselves.

    • OmarComin’

      The dumbass probably couldn’t give you one reason why you should vote for Hillary other tHan …just because!!!!

  • Rocky Chodha

    50 cent is suppose to be in it as well.
    He’s been bulking up, and I think he can play the part of Carl Withers proper.
    I hope they bringing back the whole Commando aspect as in the original One.

    Let’s see, but true success will be if it has true intensity, survival, and the rush of escaping the Predator.

  • Froh Frankletick

    Interesting that both Key & Peele are gravitating more towards horrorish projects now.

  • Evan3

    First Danny McBride in Alien and now this? WTF is going on?! There can be no doubt that Black’s take is going to be vastly different than prior ones based on casting, but that may not be a good thing. What this movie needs is some more Liam Neesons!

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