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‘The Predator’ Will Explore Why the Predators Have Come to Earth

‘The Predator’ Will Explore Why the Predators Have Come to Earth

In Shane Black’s The Predator, releasing next year, a group of unsuspecting humans slowly realize that fierce hunter-aliens are in their midst, this time in a suburban setting.

As we learned earlier this year, Jake Busey will star as the son of his real-life father Gary’s character from Predator 2, connecting Black’s franchise reboot to the original series. In a new chat with Pop Culture, Busey explains the connection, while also teasing one of the primary questions that The Predator will set out to answer.

Jake said the new film is set after the second one,” the site reports. “Predator 2 was released in 1990, but took place in a 1997 Los Angeles ravaged by gang violence. The third movie, 2010’s Predators, took place on another world and wasn’t set in a specific year. So, The Predator will take place between those two movies.”

This one definitely falls in line with the original franchise in that it does focus on the technology that the Predators have,” Busey himself told the site. “It focuses on what the goal of the Predators is, and what their modus operandi, and why they come to the planet, and that type of thing. It’s definitely in line with the original franchise.”

Sounds like they’re not here simply to hunt us for sport…

Thomas Jane, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, Edward James Olmos, Trevante Rhodes, Augusto Aguilera, Alfie Allen, and Yvonne Strahovski also star.

The Predator arrives in theaters August 3, 2018.



  • Goddammit, who the fuck cares why they’re on fucking earth?

    • ShadowInc


    • ToryK

      *Raises hand*

  • DaddyKo

    Can’t wait!

  • Simon Allen

    Who decided to mention “Predators” because if I were the guys behind this reboot/sequel whatever it is …..I would leave that pile of shit out of the equation as it was unforgivably terrible .

    • Evan3

      I myself did a double take when I read that. Same thought as you – why the hell are they preserving that one?

  • Bart Crowe

    I trust Shane Black more than anyone else to make a good Predator movie after all he has first hand experience.

  • biff

    Never really been a big Predator fan, and all this sounds really tired, but I’m hoping Shane Black can redeem himself after the rather meh Iron Man 3. The Nice Guys did well since it’s within his wheelhouse, but a Predator movie will need a lot more than quirky dialogue and convoluted plotting.

  • r_jovinski

    Fans will hate it if the leaked script is true.

    • SchekelBen

      which leaked scripts?

      • Weresmurf

        10 foot tall Super Predator, the Predators coming to earth to repopulate it with predators due to their planet dying, a conspiracy involving killing off veterans who saw Predator ships etc etc. It was pretty terrible.

  • Brandon

    To hunt.

  • Creepshow

    They are coming for Jake’s MASSIVE teeth. To the Predators, they are like giant diamonds.

    • Kristoffer Groves

      Powdered Busey teeth are said to increase a yautja’s sexual virility.

      • Creepshow

        They snorted all of Gary’s toofus. Now they must re-up on the booger sugar.

  • What do mean “explore”? They already explained that they came to Earth because humans are the most dangerous game, lol.

    • Kristoffer Groves

      I always imagined that the predators are involved in a war with some other species (maybe the engineers), and they are testing us to see if we’d be suitable allies in their fight against whoever they’re fighting.


        Different universes.

        * Alien has their separate own universe comprising the alien and Prometheus films.
        * Predator has their own separate universe comprised of predator 1/2/predators/The predator.

        * Aliens VS predators/AVP is their own separate amalgam universe containing the AVP films that is separate from the Alien and predator universe.

        Then there’s the comic universe which predates the films by a long margin and is absolutely fantastic and sadly has absolutely nothing to do with the film adaptation simply because FOX being cheap wouldn’t shell out for the big sets necessary IE the USCM ships,space,pyramid and so on and so forth as CGI was basically only starting to come out and still at the time very expensive.

        In the predator universe there are in fact other sentient races that do get hunted for sport similar to humans one actually shows up in predators.

        This being is known as “River Ghost” and it was kidnapped and put on the game reservation it actually hunted down Royce and the others thinking they (humans) were the ones that kidnapped him when it was the Yautja.

        • Kristoffer Groves

          At any time, the studio could just declare that all the films are connected, and there’s nothing you could do about it. Mwuahahaha!


            Absolutely correct they definitely could since they do own everything.

            If they insisted on the game aliens colonial marines on being cannon in the alien universe they could conceivably do whatever they want even if it doesn’t make sense.

            Have you checked out AVP fire and stone pretty fcuking good and would definitely serve as an excellent framework to follow to make any attempt at combining them at a good chance of succeeding.

  • Rich Meacham

    Sounds down right stupid & boring.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    But wait, there’s more!

  • Creepshow

    Interesting. I thought it took place in Chiclets, Mexico.

    • jacobia

      Wow, that’s gumpletely dental!

  • Sanger

    Why is this shit so slappy. Who can make a badass Predators movie?

  • Nefferson Taveira

    Oh, look! They will answer one more question nobody cares or even asked. Great.

  • Justin McGill

    Dammit.. there is no agenda.. they are big game hunters. They have an honor code. This had already been pretty clearly spelled out for better or worse over the the existing films.

  • sixfeetdownsouth

    I heard through the grapevine that this movie was a turd.
    I’ll reserve my final judgment when I see it.
    I love Fred Dekker for Monster Squad and Night of the Creeps.
    I hate Robocop 3 like one should. But Dekker was the fall guy for that fiasco. Right?
    It would be a real shame if the failure of this has any bearings on Dekker’s future.
    I hope it’s at least some good ass cheese.

    I hope.

    But I have not heard good things.

    • Kristoffer Groves

      Noooo, don’t say that :_(

  • Synthetictruism

    Some months ago, from what I’d heard about it, I simply couldn’t get excited by this film. Now, after a variety of quotes, reports and articles I’m genuinely worried… I really have to hold judgement until I’ve actually seen it of course, but at this point I’m getting the feeling I’m not going to like it.

    • Evan3

      No you don’t have to withhold judgment til you’ve actually seen it. That is the very point of marketing materials, interviews, quotes, reviews, images. You can form an opinion of a movie and determine if it’s worth your money. Do NOT just mindlessly see a bad movie because you won’t know til you see it for yourself.

  • ScaryLarryV

    Jesus, at this point Fox Studios has literally raped the Predator creature and Alien so why would this movie be any different. I’ll bet this movie sucks ass.

    • Kaijudude

      To be fair , Aliens vs Predator had been burning in development hell for YEARS prior to being made . After about 10 + years after Predator 2 they probably just said ” fuck it , at the very least it will keep the franchise relevant . “

      • chuck

        You can thank Freddie vs Jason for that AvP movie, it was going to be something different( James Cameron and Ridley Scott where involved in a new Alien film TOGETHER..) until that came out and made a ton of cash, they then rushed AvP into production and from start to finish the turnaround was like 6 months or something unheard of…..

        Just let that sink in, CAMERON and SCOTT where going to make an Alien film and instead we got AvP…

        • Kaijudude

          That too . lol

  • I thought they came here to hunt Xenomorphs?


      They hunt a variety of species.

      It’s just in the AVP franchise/universe the Yautja hunt the xenomorphes because in that franchise they see the xenomorphs as the ultimate hunting trophy.

  • Will Ft. The Roots

    I’m really hopeful but I’m not liking the idea of the Predator stalking around the suburbs a lot. I always think back to the game, Predator: Concrete Jungle, when I Imagine a new movie.

    I could deal with a Predator movie in space vs Space/Colonial Marines but that probably gets too close into AvP stuff.

  • NOCC Monkey

    Honestly it looks like it’s going to be pretty terrible from what I’ve seen so far. Everything after the original blows anyway, especially AVP. Not excited for this.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    Oh good another back story that should make things better


  • George W. Kush

    Hopefully Munn gets her tits out.

    • Dan Warren (Forgottenretroworl

      It’s not about the Munny, Munny, Munny
      Or is it just the cunny, cunny, cunny

  • Evan3

    Uuuuugh. I’m done with this. I had such high hopes when Black was first announced. But no more. The cast? Awful and random. The setting, lame. The plot point of some sort of prison bus crashing and people looking for the predators? Sounds terrible. The images of predators driving a space tank and partying like bros? Not for me. And now we are getting another “we are going to over-analyze the shit of why these monsters do what they do”? UUUUUGh. That’s gotta be my least favorite trend in modern horror. If Black sets this during Christmas, I’ll know for sure there’s no hope and it’s just part of his own self-parody.

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