This past Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter announced that 20th Century Fox was planning on rebooting the iconic Predator film franchise with Shane Black attached. This news seemed to split the fandom down the middle, with many excited for a press of the reset button and others horrified that Hollywood would dare attempt to reboot such a classic film series.
Well, rest easy, Pred Heads, thanks to Collider, we now know the upcoming film will in fact be an inventive sequel and not a reboot as originally reported.
Black, who actually starred in the original Predator as Hawkins, says in his interview with Collider:
“As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” Black said, adding “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.”
Good news indeed! Not only is a new Predator film finally moving forward after four years worth of rumors and hearsay, but it will be something freshly done in the spirit of the films that came before. That is something worth getting excited about, if you ask us.
Everything is currently under wraps surrounding the new film, but we're super excited to be visiting this iconic sci-fi universe once again! Now, the only question is: Will it take place after the events of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem or Predators?
We'll just have to wait and see!
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