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Shane Black’s Predator 4 is The Predator!

Shane’s Black Predator 4 is The Predator! I’m sure we will all have seen the news circulating around the various news outlets following the post of an image on the official Predator Facebook page. We opted to wait for confirmation of this being an announcement of the title prior to posting the news.

Less than an hour ago Collider posted their article about the image, confirming with Shane Black himself that Predator 4 is now known as The Predator:

“The official Predator Facebook page unveiled a promo poster touting, “Here we go again, bro,” with the poster’s tagline reading “You’ll Never See Him Coming.” Folks noticed that in red on the poster were the words “The Predator,” leading us to wonder if that’s the title of this new Predator movie. We reached out to Black himself who confirmed that, barring any other ideas, The Predator is the current title of the film.”

Shane's Black Predator 4 is The Predator Shane Black's Predator 4 is The Predator!

Shane’s Black Predator 4 is The Predator

It is important to be aware of the fact that the image itself is a promotional image from Predators not a teaser of the upcoming film’s suit. As has been pointed out, the tagline “You’ll never see him coming” is a reference to the cloaking technology that is synonymous with the Predators but also to another film written by Shane Black, Iron Man 3.

Last week Fred Dekker also posted a cryptic message on his own Facebook page relating to The Predator – “I cannot say where I was this morning, or what I saw, or what we talked about. But if you are a PREDATOR fan? One word: YES.” It would seem that things on the new Predator sequel are definitely moving forward!

Thanks to everyone who e-mailed in about the poster and thanks for your patience while we waited on confirmation.



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  1. overthere

    So are Predators.


    Take away their weapons and they will still kill a human just by physical strength.

    They did it once, they can do it again.

    They won the lottery once. Highly unlikely they'd win again. And bare in mind they are 70+ years old. That would be really silly if a Predator gets defeated by a 70 year old.

    No. No he wasn't. City Hunter fell to his ego the same way Jungle Hunter and Celtic did.

    Danny Glover should not be able to kill a Predator under any circumstances.

    For sport. You're forgetting for sport. They cull the herds until they find the golden egg.

    It's not in the spirit of sport to defeat a much older, out of shape and practice opponent. That's like beating up Muhammed Ali today thinking it's fair because he was a good boxer.


    Nowhere on display in the films. They follow the same general rules of hunters, and showed Harrigan a little respect for being strong enough to take one of them down. That does not mean they couldn't decide to turn their ship around and another hunter come after him. Like I said, bitchin' trophy.

    They respect him and let him live. No point in going back 30 years later to finish something they could have done then and there. And you're making an assumption about how they get to choose when and where to hunt.

    I just don't think killing Dutch and Harrigan 30 years later is of any interest to Predators. They don't care about an individual Predator, they don't seek revenge, and there's no sport in killing 70 year olds. Just not something that fits their image. I'd be really disappointed if Dutch went through all that just to be killed later.
  2. CthulhuQueen
    The title's ok, not sure what I'll abbreviate it to though? TP?  ???

    My personal wish list includes:
    - A new setting, don't mind where, past, future, just different from anything we've seen in the previous films.
    - Predator survives the film. Come on he deserves it!
    - Some new snippets of predator culture but without demystifying it all.
    - Predator hunting ET T-Rex type badass prey
    - Donald Trump's head on a trophy wall.

    Whatever we get I'm stupidly excited for it.
  3. OpenMaw
    Dutch is the last person Anytime saw with his mask, and let's assume his mask records and transmits everything he sees.

    Let's not make assumptions.

    Look, humans are only dangerous because of their weapons.

    So are Predators.

    Humans may be fun to hunt but there's no way they think Dutch or Harrigan could do what they did again.

    They did it once, they can do it again.

    They got lucky (or in case of P2, Predator was a victim of poor writing).

    No. No he wasn't. City Hunter fell to his ego the same way Jungle Hunter and Celtic did.

    There's nothing special about Dutch or Harrigan. There's no reason for Predators to consider them more worthy prey because they'd surely kill both Dutch and Harrigan without a problem if they really wanted to kill them.

    For sport. You're forgetting for sport. They cull the herds until they find the golden egg.

    But since the two of them managed to somehow win, they're given a pass. Predator has nothing to prove by killing them, but it fits into the whole honor code to let them live.

    Nowhere on display in the films. They follow the same general rules of hunters, and showed Harrigan a little respect for being strong enough to take one of them down. That does not mean they couldn't decide to turn their ship around and another hunter come after him. Like I said, bitchin' trophy.


    And Dutch doesn't have to die from radiation. It's not a rule.

    No shit.
  4. overthere
    Everybody dies sooner or later, and I hardly doubt Dutch would sit on his ass and not try to figure out what these things are. It's better than his alternative end where he died of radiation sickness in some backwater hospital.

    The Predators would kill the shit out of Dutch because A. they have no idea who killed Anytime, and B. They kill people with guns who try to kill them. They're not going to stand there and go "Oh yeah, you already killed one of us, we totally respect you and won't try to kill you ever again."

    Harrigan could just as easily be marked for another hunt if another Predator came back and started hunting in LA. There was nothing in the end that said he was given a life-time pass, only that he had survived that one hunt and for that he was granted respect. If anything that would make him an even bigger target because he would be a super badass trophy to hang on the mount. An alpha buck.

    I disagree. Dutch is the last person Anytime saw with his mask, and let's assume his mask records and transmits everything he sees. They know he took his mask off and they know he never came back. It's easy to put 2 and 2 together and figure out Dutch killed him.

    Look, humans are only dangerous because of their weapons. In a one on one fight they're bound to die, they can't match a Predator physically. Dutch got lucky the Predator was toying with him, he could have killed him right on the spot and be done with it. Humans may be fun to hunt but there's no way they think Dutch or Harrigan could do what they did again. They got lucky (or in case of P2, Predator was a victim of poor writing). There's nothing special about Dutch or Harrigan. There's no reason for Predators to consider them more worthy prey because they'd surely kill both Dutch and Harrigan without a problem if they really wanted to kill them.

    But since the two of them managed to somehow win, they're given a pass. Predator has nothing to prove by killing them, but it fits into the whole honor code to let them live.

    And Dutch doesn't have to die from radiation. It's not a rule.
  5. OpenMaw
    If they do get him back...

    ...I want them to follow through on the original intention behind Predator 2. Have Dutch on a vendetta to kill these things whenever they pop up. He's been doing it ever since "the incident."

    I'd also want him to get killed. Oh yeah, I said it. Kill Dutch.

    No, man, killing Dutch would ruin everything. He didn't go through everything just to be killed later. Plus, I don't think Predators would kill him, he earned their respect.

    Everybody dies sooner or later, and I hardly doubt Dutch would sit on his ass and not try to figure out what these things are. It's better than his alternative end where he died of radiation sickness in some backwater hospital.

    The Predators would kill the shit out of Dutch because A. they have no idea who killed Anytime, and B. They kill people with guns who try to kill them. They're not going to stand there and go "Oh yeah, you already killed one of us, we totally respect you and won't try to kill you ever again."

    Harrigan could just as easily be marked for another hunt if another Predator came back and started hunting in LA. There was nothing in the end that said he was given a life-time pass, only that he had survived that one hunt and for that he was granted respect. If anything that would make him an even bigger target because he would be a super badass trophy to hang on the mount. An alpha buck.
  6. overthere
    True but not if your talking about the Berserker Predators that kill without honor and anything in sight unless your extremely lucky they let you go.

    Yea, those are disgrace. They make no sense. Why would they go through all the trouble of getting the prey on a remote planet if they're just going to barge in at the end and slaughter everyone?

    And they don't care for honor and fair play, yet one of them had a sword fight...and lost. Super Predators my ass.
  7. Mike
    True but not if your talking about the Berserker Predators that kill without honor and anything in sight unless your extremely lucky they let you go.
  8. Whiskeybrewer
    Anyone who thinks having Dutch and Harrigan fight Predators again is a good idea doesn't understand what Predators are about. They survived, they killed the Predator who was trying to kill them, they won. Other Predators respect that, that's why they let Harrigan live and gave him a trophy of his own too (though it would have been fair to get the Predator's skull instead of an old gun, but fine).
    If there were other Predators in the jungle with Dutch, they would have come and paid their respects too.

    Matter of fact, they still owe Dutch a trophy. That's probably what the new movie is about. An exhausted Predator who was obviously in a hurry rings Dutch's doorbell and says "Sorry I'm late", hands him a trophy and leaves.

    He gets Billy's skull back lol
  9. overthere
    Anyone who thinks having Dutch and Harrigan fight Predators again is a good idea doesn't understand what Predators are about. They survived, they killed the Predator who was trying to kill them, they won. Other Predators respect that, that's why they let Harrigan live and gave him a trophy of his own too (though it would have been fair to get the Predator's skull instead of an old gun, but fine).
    If there were other Predators in the jungle with Dutch, they would have come and paid their respects too.

    Matter of fact, they still owe Dutch a trophy. That's probably what the new movie is about. An exhausted Predator who was obviously in a hurry rings Dutch's doorbell and says "Sorry I'm late", hands him a trophy and leaves.
  10. Mike
    We need Major Dutch LT Harrigan and Mercenary Royce captured and put to the Ultimate Test on a Predator Planet. The 3 Baddest of the Baddest, all Masterminds in there own right. All have survived the almost impossible circumstances. This would be there hardest task yet. They would all have to get on the same page if they are to survive Predators Fury and what surprises are waiting for them on this Planet. Dutch Harrigan and Royce would be in the Ultimate Nightmare.
  11. PRJ_since1990
    The Predator, huh?

    Really on the fence. At first, I kind of groaned. Smells like a reboot, which would make me throw up all over myself and die, but it sounds like it's going to be a legit sequel.

    I also like Shane Black, but it's hard to trust anyone in Hollywood anymore. I'm constantly amused that even ye' old Ridley Scott, if you listen to his interviews and comments, is constantly talking about the pressure from executives to get asses in seats and make money.

    I still hold him accountable for Prometheus, but I can't imagine the pressure involved from the money-handlers during filmmaking. Even for someone with Scott's prestige, it's got to be a rough environment for any real creativity to shine.
    You make a good point, which is why I do not believe the newer films will shine like the old ones do, like the executives want them to. This is crucial because they want the kind of success that Disney is having with their various cartoon movies as well as the recent Star Wars acquisition.

    I hope Shane Black will remember why the original was so special and try not to be a carbon copy like AvPR and Predators did while not ignoring the prior lore in favor of a "new direction."
  12. RagingDragon
    The Predator, huh?

    Really on the fence. At first, I kind of groaned. Smells like a reboot, which would make me throw up all over myself and die, but it sounds like it's going to be a legit sequel.

    I also like Shane Black, but it's hard to trust anyone in Hollywood anymore. I'm constantly amused that even ye' old Ridley Scott, if you listen to his interviews and comments, is constantly talking about the pressure from executives to get asses in seats and make money.

    I still hold him accountable for Prometheus, but I can't imagine the pressure involved from the money-handlers during filmmaking. Even for someone with Scott's prestige, it's got to be a rough environment for any real creativity to shine.
  13. Mike
    Did anyone ever play the Avpr Psp game it was really enjoyable I thought and the weapons as Wolf Predator were cool and what you could do to the Aliens. The hospital scene was cool were the Aliens were
  14. Mike
    I think It would be so badass to see a scene were the government/military have Predator captured and sinse Preds a mastermind he finds a way to escape and onto his ship outside the headquarters that the military doesn't know about because it's cloaked. Pred escapes and decloakes his ship knowing he finally has his way out salavating at the moment knowing he outsmarted the men. The military find out that Pred escaped and decide to take on The Predator with F-22 Raptors raving the sky while Predator in his ship. Pred the  mastermind in THE seat setting up the engines getting ready to take to the sky's breaking the sound barrier going more than Mach 1 (760 mph) in one intense chase scene up high as a climax scene!!! That would be so awesome!!! 
  15. PRJ_since1990
    Many interesting ideas floating around.

    Personally, I would want a sequel that respects both the original and its sequel. If Predators is forgotten, I am happy.

    I would prefer Predator:(Subtitle) like Alien:Covenant has. It makes it sound like it's a part of a larger universe and here's one part of it. Enjoy.

    Finally, not a good name choice for younger viewers who want to see the movie when they ask their parents "Can I go see the predator?" Oops.

    Hopefully this won't be sold to kids, keep it R rated or we're bailing out.
    Doesn't mean young ones wouldn't be interested in it.
    Assuming that they start production soon I don't think 2017 would be a stretch. June might be a bit of a stretch but it'd be a nice touch to release on the anniversary.
    As would I. I like when they try to coordinate around specific dates of interest to the franchise.
    It's not to soon at all. Predators was filmed in less than a year and look how that turned out amazing. From the cinematography to the directing to the acting everything was just amazing in Predators. Love that movie and I can't wait for the new one!!!!!! :D :D
    With respect, I agree with most of what you wrote. I feel that film went in the wrong direction trying to rewrite the original creature out of the picture, as I have addressed in other threads. But they did make a good looking film if nothing else.
  16. Mike
    I think Fox should release ThePredator either on June 12 as reported or August this way it will be out at least 2 months before Alien Covenant.
  17. The Alien Predator
    Predator movies don't seem that difficult to do technically-wise once the script is done (except the first one).
    2017. is realistic.

    Exactly, especially since there's plenty of practical effects used in Predator films as well, so that saves the CGI department a lot of hassle as all they have to do is some polishing on the scenes.

    I hope it is 2017, I'm way too impatient to wait until 2018.  :P
  18. Mike
    It's not to soon at all. Predators was filmed in less than a year and look how that turned out amazing. From the cinematography to the directing to the acting everything was just amazing in Predators. Love that movie and I can't wait for the new one!!!!!! :D :D
  19. Hellspawn28
    Anyone know the release date? Other than some time during Shane Black's lifetime?

    We can only assume mid Summer of 2017 or sometime around 2018. No definitive date as of yet.

    There is reports of a June release date in 2017 for the film.

    http://www.scified.com/news/shane-blacks-predator-4-the-predator-release-date-set-for-june-12th-2017

    Fox has Kingsman: The Secret Service 2 coming out that month. Would Fox release two sequels in the same month that year? World War Z 2, Uncharted, Despicable Me 3, Transformers 5 and The Mummy reboot are set to come out in June 2017. Seems like a bad choice to release Predator 4. August 2017 seems like a good choice for now.
  20. overthere
    If they do get him back...

    ...I want them to follow through on the original intention behind Predator 2. Have Dutch on a vendetta to kill these things whenever they pop up. He's been doing it ever since "the incident."

    I'd also want him to get killed. Oh yeah, I said it. Kill Dutch.

    No, man, killing Dutch would ruin everything. He didn't go through everything just to be killed later. Plus, I don't think Predators would kill him, he earned their respect.
  21. OpenMaw
    If they do get him back...

    ...I want them to follow through on the original intention behind Predator 2. Have Dutch on a vendetta to kill these things whenever they pop up. He's been doing it ever since "the incident."

    I'd also want him to get killed. Oh yeah, I said it. Kill Dutch.
  22. Original Predator
    I'm gonna make a "call" on this.

    Arnold will be in it.

    The silence from both parties regarding "The Predator" makes me think Arnold will be in it, some-way, somehow. 

    Shane Black was in the movie with Arnold.  Respects him, knows the magic that happened in the first one is STILL unbeatable to this day how many years later.  If Black is not negotiating, and/or begging for Arnold to at least appear in this film then...

    Connecting dots, I believe Black was waiting for Arnold to have a "clean" slate.  Arnold is done with "Maggie" and "Terminator" and "478" is in post production.  His other two titles are "announced" but have no actual timeline yet.  So his schedule should be "clear" in terms of shooting this.

    I'd be shocked...and wrong for that matter.

    But my gut is telling me it's gonna happen.
  23. skull-splitter
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    Or maybe not... :laugh:
    Just... No.
  24. whiterabbit
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    Or maybe not... :laugh:
    Bwahahaha that could actually work. Take the fight to their home world.

    Or perhaps the military gets smart enough to start capturing the predators so they can probe them for information.
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