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The Predator Release Date: March 2nd 2018!

20th Century Fox has scheduled The Predator release date at last! According to BoxOffice.com, Shane Black’s The Predator will hit theatres on March 2, 2018! As previously announced, the movie has been written by Shane Black and Fred Dekker while Black will be directing the Predator sequel.

According to BoxOffice.com, The Predator release date is March 02, 2018 The Predator Release Date: March 2nd 2018!

The Predator release date is March 02, 2018

Details of The Predator are very sparse at the minute, with the name only just being recently announced! It was initially announced as a reboot of the original Predator, it was soon to be revealed as what Shane Black referred to as an “inventive sequel.” It was later revealed by Fred Dekker via Facebook that the script for The Predator had been completed in November last year.

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  1. PRJ_since1990
    Some people over emphasize Predators 2010 way too much. It had homages/ Easter eggs to the first movie.

    No, Predator 2 had easter eggs/homages to the first movie, Predators on the other hand ripped off whole scenarios from the first movie.

    Royce setting up traps covered in mud yelling "kill me, I'm here"
    Lawrence fishburne wispering "over here" followed by Royce saying "what the f**k are you", both from the first movie
    Nikolai carrying a minigun and generally looking like a Blaine rip-off
    the whole goupe firing all at the same time into the jungle (the shot is even framed the same way)
    a character (mombasa) that can sense the Predator in the trees followed by "what is it?"
    a character left behind to fight the Predator with a sword (even same score for the scene)
    the characters hiding in the jungle hearing something (again using the same score, making the scene that could actually be suspenseful feel like a cheap knock-off)
    waterfall scene
    royce skewering a cockroach and looking at it (instead of a scorpion)


    There is even more, and some of the things i like (like the eye-flash from the Predator) but in the movie it feels just like this stuff is way too overused, yes, the movie gave us a couple of new things, like the dogs, which i like, but they are in it for five minutes, we only ever get a glimpse of the falcon and that's basically it. New clan of better Predators? Bigger and more evil? Well, 3 of them couldn't take out a bunch of criminals where in the first movie one "normal" one took out a whole team of experienced soldiers... ohh the logic...

    To each his own, but for me, this is by far the weakest of the 3 movies.
    Predators was the weakest out of the three but not a bad movie on its own.
    Agreed 100%. Predator is the root movie to which all the others spread out from it.
  2. LordCassusSnow
    Maybe the tracker pred was just taking precautionary measures? Nolan DID kill a few of his yautja friends. Cant do that without being sly. In my mind the tracker killed Nolan out of revenge for his fallen comrades and as a safety measure so as to not end up like past failures. Also Danny Glover's Harrigan would have been a better choice of crazy man over Lawrence Fishburne imo  ;D

    Also, did someone hack the site and place an ad for lego avengers in the news section? Whats up with that?
  3. Mike
    Interesting thought WhiteRabbit! Yes could be very true in that Noland has survived for 10 seasons and killed 3 Predators during that duration. 3 Predators is a very good kill score in that they are almost impossible to see and kill. There cloaking is way more advanced then Anytime and Cityhunter. And that there always trying to make themselves into better killers. Also I love the horror aspect of Predators. If you listen to all the Predators interviews on youtube with Nimrod Antal and RR they both wanted to make Predators a horror film, and it shows with the spooky imagery at Nolands hideout, the hunting camp. All over the film. One imagery I love was when Royce had put a Red light outside the door to were they stayed and the Red light was highlighting everything to see if any Predators were near by. But what I really love about that scene is when the group start leaving at that exit within the Red mist and its highlighting all of them. They are all equipped with weaponry too. It Really shows that there all scared but yet all Predators themselves together waiting for the other Predators. I just really like that fear and tension they put in the characters. Scene was really Badass!!!!!! 

     Noland "  You see They learn... They adapt... You want to survive you dig in deep and stay hid."
  4. 426Buddy
    Whilst I did enjoy Predators a lot, I'm not oblivious to its flaws. One such flaw was the casting of Fishburne (he didn't look like someone who'd spent years struggling to survive in an alien jungle) and the waste of the Nolan character.

    Really? I loved that they put Morpheus uh I mean Fishburne as that part. One of the highlights of the movie imo.

    Easily the worst part of the movie, his portrayal of a crazy person was both cringe worthy and laughable. On top of that like everyone has said, he didn't look at all like someone who had been stranded there for 10 seasons.
  5. Mike
    Well it would work I would think because you have 3 new Predators hunting down Noland but the war between the predators is worse than the 1st time and Nolands in the middle of it. Same setting but it gets deeper into the planet itself. After all this is space. You get a good writer a good director that can make this story great interesting and stretch it out for 2 hrs. Make it a horror movie like Predators was.
  6. THE CITY HUNTER
    Also I don't think he was a waste because Noland said he survived for 10 seasons which is along long time but then he made a run for it and Tracker found him like that! And he was killed so fast. I think it goes to show that this planet is VERY dangerous and Noland is considered very lucky he survived that long before. Noland and Royce were both the ultimate survivors but when Noland decloacks behind Royce earlier in the film you can't help but get chills that Noland is just so badass for surviving on this Planet full of danger.
    It wouldnt work.Using the same setting,same characters would just ruin the atmosphere and tension the predator franchise has so no reusing.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    Whilst I did enjoy Predators a lot, I'm not oblivious to its flaws. One such flaw was the casting of Fishburne (he didn't look like someone who'd spent years struggling to survive in an alien jungle) and the waste of the Nolan character.
  8. JungleHunter87
    Yeah, Noland really was wasted. It was a great opportunity to see someone who'd been driven genuinely insane by all the carnage they'd witnessed and experienced while trapped on this alien planet for years, but the writing and performance were so cartoony and over-the-top it killed any serious undertones the part could've had.

    Fishburne's normally great, but he kinda sucked in Predators.

     I agree. Though I did enjoy the little references to his being in Apocalypse Now. The Tiger Stripe BDU pants, calling Stans 'Agent Orange' and the humming of Ride of the Valkyries.
  9. Mike
    Reused dialogue can be good if done right. In T2 Arnold said I'll be back but he said " Stay here I'll be back" in Avpr a guy said Get to the chopper! That didn't sound good at all sounded too forced
  10. walker31
    Noland looked cool for about a second when he decloaked and had that old school biomask and weapon, then when he took his mask off he looked like Lawrence Fishburne just walked off the CSI set.  He had supposedly survived 10 seasons?!  Really?  He must have hunted and ate really well every day and had a Gillette razor in that hole of his, because he was completely shaven and overweight.  Ever watch the show Naked and Afraid?  Those people lose about 18-25 pounds in 21 days, and look gnarly.  And his character had so many inconsistencies it drove me crazy.  He can smell them, and has beaten some Predators in his day, but runs right into one later.  It just didn't work.  But as others have said, please don't ever reuse Predator dialogue in another again.  Period.  No one ever say "Get to the Choppa" again, not even Arnold if he returns.
  11. Mike
    Also I don't think he was a waste because Noland said he survived for 10 seasons which is along long time but then he made a run for it and Tracker found him like that! And he was killed so fast. I think it goes to show that this planet is VERY dangerous and Noland is considered very lucky he survived that long before. Noland and Royce were both the ultimate survivors but when Noland decloacks behind Royce earlier in the film you can't help but get chills that Noland is just so badass for surviving on this Planet full of danger.
  12. Mike
    It's not a waste it's called a good story telling. But then you have things that get in your way like box office results the studio changed heads at the time which we did not get the sequel right after.
  13. HuDaFuK
    Yeah, Noland really was wasted. It was a great opportunity to see someone who'd been driven genuinely insane by all the carnage they'd witnessed and experienced while trapped on this alien planet for years, but the writing and performance were so cartoony and over-the-top it killed any serious undertones the part could've had.

    Fishburne's normally great, but he kinda sucked in Predators.
  14. Johnny Handsome
    Noland was NOT a waste BECAUSE the next movie was suppose to be a Noland Ronald Prequel showing the events to when Noland was dropped on the planet and how he survived very long.
    That actually makes it worse, because since we obviously don't get that movie, his character was really a waste.

    His only purpose was to tell us the difference between the two Predators, slowing down the pace of the movie while he's at it.

    Then they blast his ass off in a ridiculous CGI Explosion minutes later, again, they could have done so much better/more with the character, Fishburne is great, but greatly underused here.
  15. Danny Harrigan
    March '18? ???
    Why do they think this is a good date to relase The Predator? We have to wait 2 year from now for a movie wich has a final script since last November and drafting started around summer 2014...they bring Covenant to August so they cant play Predator in July?

    Withoute the 2017 relase Fox miss the 30th anniversary to celebrate the original and even the summer seson which could make more money for the film.

    2017 is also an important date for the series because of 1987 1997..2017 could be the present day set of the story as the Predators visiting Eart in every ten years.2007 should be for Predators.
    Predators story could work almost the same if it takes place in South America on Earth.The film sets in an earth like jungle as Master said .
    With little differences like Noland could land with the others and part of the most of the movie and getting crazy just like he did.Royce with the group cant get out of the area until they cant kill the Predators no matter they on Eart or not just like in the original.
    The movie could work with only one yautja as well and in the end Royce and Isabell could walk away from the scene just like they did(they thought what?They've seen new group arriving for new hunt and they smoothly walking away..what??:-)) because they on Earh in South America. Now..lets find a way home ::)

    I think March is a good date because it's the beginning of Spring and its away from all the Summer Blockbuster movies that are going to make a lot of money. It's cool because you don't see that much big titles come out in the beginning of the year. Alien comes out in August which it will be in theaters at least 3 to 4 months and the remaining 4 months will be when the Bluray comes out.
  16. Mike
    Noland was NOT a waste BECAUSE the next movie was suppose to be a Noland Ronald Prequel showing the events to when Noland was dropped on the planet and how he survived very long.
  17. Master
    But those are subtle nods nothing too extreme. Royce did reference Dutch at the beginning of the fight but it works because he was trying to get Mr Blacks attention. I really do not understand the criticism for this film at all. People will say it's the exact same thing ( which I disagree 100%) but was it BAD?? Let's just say it was a shot for shot remake which it is NOT that does not make it bad! You still have A Oscar winning actor as your lead as well as the other actors all did amazing. Predators nods were only Subtle SUBTLE with the exception of ONE scene identical but people will jump on the hate wagon for this film and say it sucked because it was a remake of Predator. This film was hard R from the start you have great actors a Director who knows how to keep the  suspense flowing through. I have seen Nimrods Antals Vacancy and what a great suspenseful thriller it was. Armored was good too with Laurance Fishburne as well in it so this guy has a good track wreckord so far. To each there own but I just don't understand the hate for this film and Predator 2 as well.
    I don't hate the movie, i like it overall, but even the people who love the movie will say that the movie uses way too many "homages", using a lot less and actually replacing them with original ideas would have really helped the movie stand on it's own. I actually quite like Brody as Royce and i will still say they casted him right by going into a different direction... only to have him mutter Schwarzenegger one-liners though? They could have done better. Predators at times feels really great and it starts as a hell of a ride, i love the first 15 - 20 minutes, but then the movie starts to feel like a high budget youtube-fan film that ran out of ideas in the middle of the movie.

    Very well put. Seriously insted of giving us more of strange alien game preserve world, we have earth like jungle with nearly nothing new or interesting.  Noland was a waste. Predator mythos could have been so enriched that way.
  18. Corporal Hicks
    Whilst I think the issue with the homages in Predators is often blown out of proportion but I do hate the reuse of dialogue. And I hate it most sequels. If I have one wish for The Predator it is to not hear a single piece of dialogue from the older movies.
  19. Johnny Handsome
    But those are subtle nods nothing too extreme. Royce did reference Dutch at the beginning of the fight but it works because he was trying to get Mr Blacks attention. I really do not understand the criticism for this film at all. People will say it's the exact same thing ( which I disagree 100%) but was it BAD?? Let's just say it was a shot for shot remake which it is NOT that does not make it bad! You still have A Oscar winning actor as your lead as well as the other actors all did amazing. Predators nods were only Subtle SUBTLE with the exception of ONE scene identical but people will jump on the hate wagon for this film and say it sucked because it was a remake of Predator. This film was hard R from the start you have great actors a Director who knows how to keep the  suspense flowing through. I have seen Nimrods Antals Vacancy and what a great suspenseful thriller it was. Armored was good too with Laurance Fishburne as well in it so this guy has a good track wreckord so far. To each there own but I just don't understand the hate for this film and Predator 2 as well.
    I don't hate the movie, i like it overall, but even the people who love the movie will say that the movie uses way too many "homages", using a lot less and actually replacing them with original ideas would have really helped the movie stand on it's own. I actually quite like Brody as Royce and i will still say they casted him right by going into a different direction... only to have him mutter Schwarzenegger one-liners though? They could have done better. Predators at times feels really great and it starts as a hell of a ride, i love the first 15 - 20 minutes, but then the movie starts to feel like a high budget youtube-fan film that ran out of ideas in the middle of the movie.
  20. Mike
    But those are subtle nods nothing too extreme. Royce did reference Dutch at the beginning of the fight but it works because he was trying to get Mr Blacks attention. I really do not understand the criticism for this film at all. People will say it's the exact same thing ( which I disagree 100%) but was it BAD?? Let's just say it was a shot for shot remake which it is NOT that does not make it bad! You still have A Oscar winning actor as your lead as well as the other actors all did amazing. Predators nods were only Subtle SUBTLE with the exception of ONE scene identical but people will jump on the hate wagon for this film and say it sucked because it was a remake of Predator. This film was hard R from the start you have great actors a Director who knows how to keep the  suspense flowing through. I have seen Nimrods Antals Vacancy and what a great suspenseful thriller it was. Armored was good too with Laurance Fishburne as well in it so this guy has a good track wreckord so far. To each there own but I just don't understand the hate for this film and Predator 2 as well.
  21. THE CITY HUNTER
    Some people over emphasize Predators 2010 way too much. It had homages/ Easter eggs to the first movie.

    No, Predator 2 had easter eggs/homages to the first movie, Predators on the other hand ripped off whole scenarios from the first movie.

    Royce setting up traps covered in mud yelling "kill me, I'm here"
    Lawrence fishburne wispering "over here" followed by Royce saying "what the f**k are you", both from the first movie
    Nikolai carrying a minigun and generally looking like a Blaine rip-off
    the whole goupe firing all at the same time into the jungle (the shot is even framed the same way)
    a character (mombasa) that can sense the Predator in the trees followed by "what is it?"
    a character left behind to fight the Predator with a sword (even same score for the scene)
    the characters hiding in the jungle hearing something (again using the same score, making the scene that could actually be suspenseful feel like a cheap knock-off)
    waterfall scene
    royce skewering a cockroach and looking at it (instead of a scorpion)


    There is even more, and some of the things i like (like the eye-flash from the Predator) but in the movie it feels just like this stuff is way too overused, yes, the movie gave us a couple of new things, like the dogs, which i like, but they are in it for five minutes, we only ever get a glimpse of the falcon and that's basically it. New clan of better Predators? Bigger and more evil? Well, 3 of them couldn't take out a bunch of criminals where in the first movie one "normal" one took out a whole team of experienced soldiers... ohh the logic...

    To each his own, but for me, this is by far the weakest of the 3 movies.
    Predators was the weakest out of the three but not a bad movie on its own.
  22. Johnny Handsome
    Some people over emphasize Predators 2010 way too much. It had homages/ Easter eggs to the first movie.

    No, Predator 2 had easter eggs/homages to the first movie, Predators on the other hand ripped off whole scenarios from the first movie.

    Royce setting up traps covered in mud yelling "kill me, I'm here"
    Lawrence fishburne wispering "over here" followed by Royce saying "what the f**k are you", both from the first movie
    Nikolai carrying a minigun and generally looking like a Blaine rip-off
    the whole goupe firing all at the same time into the jungle (the shot is even framed the same way)
    a character (mombasa) that can sense the Predator in the trees followed by "what is it?"
    a character left behind to fight the Predator with a sword (even same score for the scene)
    the characters hiding in the jungle hearing something (again using the same score, making the scene that could actually be suspenseful feel like a cheap knock-off)
    waterfall scene
    royce skewering a cockroach and looking at it (instead of a scorpion)


    There is even more, and some of the things i like (like the eye-flash from the Predator) but in the movie it feels just like this stuff is way too overused, yes, the movie gave us a couple of new things, like the dogs, which i like, but they are in it for five minutes, we only ever get a glimpse of the falcon and that's basically it. New clan of better Predators? Bigger and more evil? Well, 3 of them couldn't take out a bunch of criminals where in the first movie one "normal" one took out a whole team of experienced soldiers... ohh the logic...

    To each his own, but for me, this is by far the weakest of the 3 movies.
  23. THE CITY HUNTER
    Some people over emphasize Predators 2010 way too much. It had homages/ Easter eggs to the first movie which is very cool in a sequel to do. It didn't have that much to the point it was the same thing over again. Yes it did have one scene that was identical like the waterfall scene which I really like because it was so cool the way it was done with the Spyder cam. That's the scene were I think the fear really sinks into the characters and the viewers themselves. It was just done so awesome seeing the Falcon POV "Eye in the sky". These characters are safe no where. Predators will always have a special place in my heart I don't care what ANYONE thinks of it. Predators 2010 is truly badass and a classic. One badass film till the end. Predators only has a few nods to the 1st film with the exception of one copied scene but does so much good in this one. Works extremely well. And we finally got to see a Human Sword Vs Predator Blade fight which was done extremely well and very authentic to how it's done in the real world. ( I know because I read about it). I love Predators 2010 :D
    For me the sword battle scene could have been done better.
  24. Mike
    Some people over emphasize Predators 2010 way too much. It had homages/ Easter eggs to the first movie which is very cool in a sequel to do. It didn't have that much to the point it was the same thing over again. Yes it did have one scene that was identical like the waterfall scene which I really like because it was so cool the way it was done with the Spyder cam. That's the scene were I think the fear really sinks into the characters and the viewers themselves. It was just done so awesome seeing the Falcon POV "Eye in the sky". These characters are safe no where. Predators will always have a special place in my heart I don't care what ANYONE thinks of it. Predators 2010 is truly badass and a classic. One badass film till the end. Predators only has a few nods to the 1st film with the exception of one copied scene but does so much good in this one. Works extremely well. And we finally got to see a Human Sword Vs Predator Blade fight which was done extremely well and very authentic to how it's done in the real world. ( I know because I read about it). I love Predators 2010 :D
  25. Corporal Hicks
    Whilst I'm not that committed to my outrage, I agree with the sentiment.  :P I do hate constant callbacks and whilst I don't think they're as prominent in Predators are people make out, in general I hate them. I don't want to see any repeat dialogue or situations in this one.
  26. Johnny Handsome
    So yes, the people saying "don't get your hopes up" are kind of understandable, but if we can't be excited about a guy who wrote stuff like Lethal Weapon writing and directing a Predator movie then what's left?

    I thought Dekker was doing the script? Black only did the concept or initial treatment or whatever.
    Technically yes, Dekker wrote the script, but with a treatment by Black and he also oversaw the whole process = If he didn't like something, it will get changed as he has total control.

    After Predators i said the series is done, there doesn't have to be another movie, because it just felt repetitive after the last one, but with Black they really got the right guy for this.

    It really doesn't have to be. The Predator concept is just so flexible! They need to take a risk and do something different with it.
    It really is and i really hope they do something different with it this time around, i really loved what Black did with the Mandarin in Iron Man 3, not saying i want this for The Predator obviously, but i liked the twist, you didn't see this coming and i would just love to be surprised again, that's what was missing from the last one, i just don't want "more of the same" this time around.

    And leave the nostalgia out, we get it, the first one is great, don't remind us, go on and do it yourself. If i see another beanpole covered in mud yelling "Kill me, I'm here!" i'm gonna hang myself.
  27. Johnny Handsome
    I can wait, but i was really hoping for a 2017 release... i just want a good movie, i (mostly) enjoyed everything we got so far with the 3 Predator movies, but i would just love to have something which is smart, suspenseful and original again, something which is not just enjoyable but really great.

    After Predators i said the series is done, there doesn't have to be another movie, because it just felt repetitive after the last one, but with Black they really got the right guy for this.

    So yes, the people saying "don't get your hopes up" are kind of understandable, but if we can't be excited about a guy who wrote stuff like Lethal Weapon writing and directing a Predator movie then what's left? This time, we have all the right reasons to look forward to a new movie.
  28. Master
    im just awaiting the casting news , no Schwarzenegger im not watching this in theatre's , im not saying make him the star but something more interesting then a cameo , or at the very least some involvement from the survivor's from predators, which I doubt will get anything I mentioned because they waited this long to release a sequel hoping this time around they can get more money from the box office to kick start a new trilogy, on a side note I hope its in 3d, had predators been released in 3d the film would of been bigger at that time and we would of got a sequel to the film a couple years after its release .

    God. Talking about bad ideas...
  29. craige
    im just awaiting the casting news , no Schwarzenegger im not watching this in theatre's , im not saying make him the star but something more interesting then a cameo , or at the very least some involvement from the survivor's from predators, which I doubt will get anything I mentioned because they waited this long to release a sequel hoping this time around they can get more money from the box office to kick start a new trilogy, on a side note I hope its in 3d, had predators been released in 3d the film would of been bigger at that time and we would of got a sequel to the film a couple years after its release .
  30. RakaiThwei
    It was similar in 2009 when Alien Prequel (Protetheus) and Predators were comming. We all know how it turned out, so i suggest not to get super hyped yet. You might burn yourself in the end  :-\

    I'm cautious about this already. I'm not getting my hopes up... For me this will be the determining film whether I want to stay or go.

    I really want this movie to be something I agree with, because so far.. everything else I find not so agreeable.
  31. Admiral
    I am loooving this news...been a long time coming
    Met Ian Whyte recently...He's a Great Guy...REALLY really hoping he'll be put back into ''The Predator'' Suit, He's by far the absolute BEST guy for the Role!! He knows the movements and has studied the character and traits indepth!
    Please bring him back...:)
  32. Master
    I so badly hope this one is good. In that case we could get another sequel sooner then after decade. When Predators was made I was at the beginning of my studies. Now I graduated and have child of my own. I wonder how many more I'll see before I'm old and gray.
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