It’s been openly reported that, after a test screening, there had been some significant reshoots on Shane Black‘s The Predator. It was alleged that the third act had been retooled, with costar Keegan-Micheal Key confirming them in an interview. Now, AvP Galaxy has all of the details, revealing major changes that include new deaths and less Predators. SPOILER WARNING.
Early photos that leaked during filming revealed (ridiculous looking) shots of “friendly” Predators riding atop an APC tank and aiming an automatic weapon. The site reports that all of the friendly Predators have been removed from the latest edit. In addition to less Predators, all of the “hybrid creatures” have been removed with the exception of the “Predator Dog”.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The site also reports that all death sequences involving the more prominent characters have also been completely changed and the final battle with the Upgrade Predator takes place at night in the woods. This part is wild: “After attacking the Project: Stargazer base, Upgrade gives the survivors a chance to escape before he begins to hunt them to find the best fighter amongst them.”
There are even more changes detailed, with the latest cut including additional scenes that connect The Predator to the previous films, including Alien vs. Predator. “Lex’s spear is now displayed alongside City Hunter’s spear from Predator 2. Casey, Olivia Munn’s character, is also shown some grainy pictures of the Predators from the first two films.” Jake Busey plays the son of Gary Busey’s Predator 2 character, which makes this reveal pretty interesting.
How awesome would it be to see all of the original scenes when the film is eventually released on home video? Here’s hoping…
In The Predator, a group of unsuspecting humans slowly realize that fierce hunter-aliens are in their midst, this time in a suburban setting.
“From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.”
Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Edward James Olmos, Alfie Allen and Yvonne Strahovski star.
The Predator returns on September 14, 2018.