Shane Black has clarified reports that he will be rebooting the 1987 Predator, saying his addition to the franchise will instead be an entirely new story mining the creatures’ “rich mythology.” So…female Predators? That’s what you’re telling us, right, Black?
The Iron Man 3 director told Collider that he and his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Drekker want to explore new reaches of the Predator universe: “As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway [...] Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” Black says he dislikes reboots but can “really get behind inventive sequels” and “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.”
Rather than trying to replicate the bizarre, testosterone-fueled appeal of the original film, I’m glad Black and Drekker are up to the challenge of exploring the history built by the comics and movies. There’s some contrasting canon for them to draw from, so it’ll be fascinating to see how they resolve the complex mythos…and if xenomorphs make an appearance.
Also, can I nominate this l’il guy for a cameo? He has “inventive sequel” written all over his cherubic, tentacled face.
(image via AVP Wiki)
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