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Arnold Schwarzenegger to meet Shane Black about The Predator

Arnold Schwarzenegger to meet Shane Black about The Predator according to an exclusive from The Arnold Fans. Speaking to the site at the annual Arnold Sports Festival, Schwarzenegger told the The Arnold Fans that he will be meeting with Shane Black about the upcoming Predator sequel:

“I haven’t talked with him (Shane Black) yet but I’m going to meet with him for lunch sometime soon. Just as soon as I’m finished with this (Arnold’s Sports Festival) and “The Apprentice” and all this stuff. But I will get together with him. If there is any news, we’ll of course let you know right away. There’s also a meeting coming up soon about Conan, about the project moving forward.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger to meet Shane Black about The Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger to meet Shane Black about The Predator

Arnold Schwarzenegger to meet Shane Black about The Predator

The last time that Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke in regards to the new Predator film, he revealed he hadn’t been asked about it. Schwarzenegger did express confidence in the abilities of Shane Black though.

The story of The Predator is unknown at the minute. We do know that a completed script has been handed into Fox and that writer Fred Dekker is quite excited about it. Shane Black has called The Predator  an “inventive sequel“. The film is currently set for release March 2nd 2018.

Thanks to Jann ElderPredator and RakaiThwei for the news!



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  1. Liberator
    It would be great to see Dutch return.  A predator comes to the jungle 30 years later, and Anna contacts Dutch to say "It's happening again."  He replies, "Get to the choppa!", or trains fighters to wear mud and ambush the predator.  Only this time, the predator turns out not to be alone, and "all f**king hell is going to break loose".  Or something like that.
  2. The Alien Predator
    Harrigan's smart disc likely reflected the Predator's blade and directed the force into another direction or something, it's been a while since I watched the fight.

    He uses the disc to parry the City Hunter's Wristblades.

    Also, ol' Pussyface only has one arm at this point, lets not forget that.

    And he's been shot like a dozen times point blank plus fell from a distance into a bathroom not long after his own bath in liquid nitrogen..  ;D

    For a human in such weakened states, even squirrels will kick our asses.
  3. overthere
    I hope Predators learned by now not to be arrogant and overconfident to play around with a human they consider worthy. Fool me once - shame on you, fool me thrice - we suck at this killing humans for sport thing.

    That would also serve as a little bit different ending to what we're used to by now for the endings. Something else is going on besides the main character figuring out a way to trick it, or at least on a larger scale than what we've seen so far.
  4. The Alien Predator
    Arnie's punches were very trivial to the Predator, besides Arnie, no one else has actually punched a Predator because they've all resorted to tools or traps.

    I think Harrigan used momentum, sometimes lighter fighters can use their opponents weight against them. Harrigan's smart disc likely reflected the Predator's blade and directed the force into another direction or something, it's been a while since I watched the fight. Or the Predator toyed with him like Anytime did with Dutch. That was both their mistakes, taking their sweet time and savouring the moment instead of acting now.

    The whole movie showed the Predator was in a way seeing what Harrigan would do next (leaving Danny Boy's necklace for him to find it etc) and was in a way baiting him to chase the hunter to his hunting ground.

    Besides, he also wanted to get that trophy out of the way, he's not risking losing his prize!
  5. overthere
    Alright guys, I accept the fact muscles do not equal great and strong fighter. But what muscles represent is body mass. Predators are probably 200 - 250 kg (450 - 550 pounds). It's hard to challenge them on body mass alone. No matter how skillful a punch is of a master fighter, his mass is probably trivial compared to Predator's.

    The only way to take out a Predator is with weapons or witty traps.Harrigan did use a pretty badass weapon, but he also managed to rival Predator during the fight and block/counter his attacks.

    I just don't see anything special about Harrigan that made him worthy. Like that scene underground when Predator is done slaughtering everyone in the subway but runs away from Harrigan. Why not confront him there? He wanted to kill him just a little bit later in the meat factory, so it's not like he wasn't ready for him yet.
  6. The Alien Predator
    You're missing the point, overthere.

    Just because someone is huge and beefy doesn't mean they are automatically a strong fighter.

    Put Bruce Lee against someone like Brock Lesnar and Bruce Lee would have a decent chance, so long as he stays out of Brock's grip. It's not about strength but technique.

    Also, big biceps don't mean hard punch, you need to KNOW how to punch and a scrawny ass shrimp can punch harder than a bullet. (It's called a Bullet Shrimp and it can punch much harder than Arnie)

    Big muscles won't automatically make a Predator go for that person. It's skill, technique and so on. City Hunter didn't look and go "WOW, that guy driving that vehicle looks so beefy!" no, he looked at him use tactical thinking to go past the gang and ambush them and probably thought "DAMN, this guy's smart!"

    Glover beat the Predator because he tricked him as you noticed, plus he had a smart disc, hell, YOU could kill a Predator if you tricked it and then sliced its belly with a smart disc... it really ain't that hard with such an insanely sharp tool.

    As for Hanzo, well, Predator skin seems surprisingly vulnerable to cutting attacks as opposed to blunt force. Hence why they take explosions literally to the face and shrug it off but a slice makes them bleed. (Kind of how Kevlar body armour is able to stop a bullet but you can easily plunge a knife through as if it were a normal shirt) Hanzo used technique and must have struck an artery or something.

    For example, if you slice a human's fermoral artery on the leg, without medical attention, they're going DOWN.

    Predators are super strong, but they're realistic and believable. The big charm about this alien is the fact that despite being an intergalactic badass, it has weaknesses.

    Think of Predators as big cats. A lion can break a man's neck with a swipe of its paw just like a Predator can most likely do seeing as they shred us to bits... but even we can take on a lion if we act quick and get lucky. And how do we often take on lions? With traps and tools... and how did we defeat all the Predators so far? With tools and traps! I haven't found a scenario where a human punched the ever living green shit out of a Predator with his bare hands yet.
  7. genocyber
    Its a complete hollywood myth that bulk and big muscles make a better fighter or soldier. All that muscle requires a lot of oxygen and causes a person to gas rather quickly when being used. Royce is a much more realistic representation of an expert combat soldier.

    You'll notice most MMA fighters and Boxers dont look like body builders a.k.a Arnold.
    That's not always the case. Look at Dolph Lungren and how jacked he is. When they filmed Rocky 4 he hit Stallone so hard in the chest he bruised his heart and almost killed him. Something that doctors only see happen in car accidents.
  8. Perfect-Organism
    Its a complete hollywood myth that bulk and big muscles make a better fighter or soldier. All that muscle requires a lot of oxygen and causes a person to gas rather quickly when being used. Royce is a much more realistic representation of an expert combat soldier.

    You'll notice most MMA fighters and Boxers dont look like body builders a.k.a Arnold.

    True.  A very key thing about surviving a fight is breathing.  As long as you are able to breathe properly and continuously, without inefficient movements, you should be able to have an advantage over somebody who is really muscle-bound.  But one cannot deny the appeal of seeing a human in peak physical shape.  Movies are still about suspension of belief, and the perception that Arnold in his prime would make a formidable opponent is very real.

    I have a guy who looks just like Schwarzeneger in my fight class and it is obvious that he manages his breathing very well as he is just formidable to work against.  I sometimes think he could work as a stunt double for Arnie because he even has a similar face.  But in truth, I always find the small guys to be surprisingly tough.  Firstly, they have a life-long over-compensation, and secondly, they can be very nimble..
  9. 426Buddy
    Its a complete hollywood myth that bulk and big muscles make a better fighter or soldier. All that muscle requires a lot of oxygen and causes a person to gas rather quickly when being used. Royce is a much more realistic representation of an expert combat soldier.

    You'll notice most MMA fighters and Boxers dont look like body builders a.k.a Arnold.
  10. Master
    Any member of real life special forces shouldn't pose a problem for a Predator in a hand to hand fight.

    But Harrigan wasn't fighting hand-to-hand. He had a Smart Disc. It doesn't really matter how beefy or scrawny you are if you're holding a machete.

    What HuDa said and as far as I remember Harrigan didn`t win. He was bested in one on one duel, yet Predator screwed the job being too cocky and overconfident.
  11. whiterabbit
    He just blew him away because those so-called Super Predators are just crazy. No honor, no sport. But then again, that other Predator fought in the sword fight. There's no consistency in that movie.

    And by my vision of Predators, they should know how to handle themselves in a sword fight better than a human.
    No. He blew him away out of fear. That's how I read that scene.

    It was said in the moving that they come here to hone their skills. It's like evolution, they train to become better killers. The Predator lost in a suicide attack. Who was better is rendered mute. Hanzo committed himself to an attack which purposely left him completely open. An over confident foe will always take the bait, and thus, it's a draw.

    Also Harrigan wasn't a slouch. There was some mean shit going on way before the Predator showed up. However, if anything, the Predators Achilles heal is it's sheer arrogance. That or it's a macho thing. :P
  12. overthere
    He just blew him away because those so-called Super Predators are just crazy. No honor, no sport. But then again, that other Predator fought in the sword fight. There's no consistency in that movie.

    And by my vision of Predators, they should know how to handle themselves in a sword fight better than a human.
  13. whiterabbit
    I also have a problem with that yakuza guy in Predators killing a Predator in a sword fight.
    Why is there a problem. The Yakuza guy probably had more sword training and hell, the technique he used was meant to kill his foe by leaving himself completely open. Something that a predator probably never thought about aside from blowing everyone up. As said by others, human beings are dangerous. Especially when armed and in a fair match. I see no problem.

    This does harkin back to how Noland was blown away by Berserker(I think that was the one) on sight. He knew that Noland was too dangerous to be taken one on one. So he just blew him away and shrugged it off. :)
  14. HuDaFuK
    But Harrigan wins in a one-on-one fight, when he's neither strong, skilled or witty at all.

    Based on what? As I said, he seems pretty skilled when he flanks and annihilates all those Colombians at the start of the film. The police were screwed until he showed up and turned the tables. And just because he isn't some enormous muscle-bound caricature like Arnie, that doesn't mean he isn't strong. I refer you to my earlier point regarding real-life special forces guys.
  15. HuDaFuK
    Muscles are sort of important because the stronger the man, the more he attracts the Predator (for hunt, you perverts).

    It would be a bit insulting if any random scrawny guy defeated an alien who specializes in hunting dangerous life forms.

    Have you ever seen real-life special forces soldiers? The guys in the SAS don't look anything like Dutch, or even Royce. Physique has almost zero bearing on whether you're a badass or not.

    Hunting is what they do and you can't tell them not to quit their day job if they get killed by a nearly retired cop.

    :laugh: I think you're getting Harrigan confused with Murtaugh, there :)
  16. overthere

    As JungleHunter87 says, Danny Glover wasn't even slightly ripped in the second film. Brody was way bigger than him in Predators.

    But muscles aren't important.

    Muscles are sort of important because the stronger the man, the more he attracts the Predator (for hunt, you perverts).

    It would be a bit insulting if any random scrawny guy defeated an alien who specializes in hunting dangerous life forms. It's insulting Danny Glover was able to defeat one. Hunting is what they do and you can't tell them not to quit their day job if they get killed by a nearly retired cop.

    Almost everyone could have beaten up Glover in the movie, yet he defeats the monster, and it's not even on wit. It was a hand to hand combat. I don't care the Predator was shot several times and lost his arm, he still should have been able to kill him without a problem.

    So I'd say muscles are important to portray that the human they're after is not an ordinary guy, but someone who's strong and able to fight.

  17. HuDaFuK
    Adrienne Brody does not have the presence to be an action hero. He seems more suited playing a villainous henchmen. He is way too small and wiry of a man to stand up to the Predator the way he did. You need big people like Terry Crews in these kinds of movies.

    As JungleHunter87 says, Danny Glover wasn't even slightly ripped in the second film. Brody was way bigger than him in Predators.

    But muscles aren't important.
  18. JungleHunter87
    Adrienne Brody does not have the presence to be an action hero. He seems more suited playing a villainous henchmen. He is way too small and wiry of a man to stand up to the Predator the way he did. You need big people like Terry Crews in these kinds of movies.

    Danny Glover wasn't exactly mister Olympia either. So... Is he also more suited to a villainous henchmen role?

    When it comes down to it. Muscle was never the reason Dutch survived his encounter with the Predator. It was his ingenuity and knowledge of the Jungle Hunter's weakness that helped. Even then he got his ass kicked in a purely pyshical confrontation. So I don't think you need muscle heads to star in these movies.
  19. genocyber
    Adrienne Brody does not have the presence to be an action hero. He seems more suited playing a villainous henchmen. He is way too small and wiry of a man to stand up to the Predator the way he did. You need big people like Terry Crews in these kinds of movies.
  20. HuDaFuK
    Not really. He was notoriously anti-sequel during the late 80s/early 90s. After Conan the Destroyer was so badly received he refused to do any sequels until Cameron came along with Terminator 2. It's the reason he wasn't in Predator 2 and it's also the reason Commando 2 never got made.
  21. Original Predator
    Stay with me here guys.

    The point of Arnold being in the film is "legitimacty".  As I stated before.  Arnold LOL'd at Rodriguez, wanting to "lead" a pack of Preds'.  Campy, comic book fodder save that for a different realm of entertainment (books, comics, video games etc...).

    Which is the entire point.  Arnold would have never done AVP's and even LOL'd at Preds (the superior movie of the bunch) because he knew it was crap.  Hence putting him in it, would still be crap (as pointed out).

    Him holding out AND at this point in his career (money is in the bank, Star is on the map) he can be selective.  So by virtue of him merely meeting with Shane Black (and I'm gonna say Black has a LEGIT non Comic-Book script ala the first pred) Arnold is already in the process of legitimizing this thing.

    If Arnold agrees.  You can count on a good Pred (finally) movie.
  22. HuDaFuK
    Busey was great and clearly went his own way with the role, but I just feel there was more potential in giving Arnie the part.

    Especially if they'd given some of the character's earlier scenes to Adam Baldwin instead, then held Arnie back for the big reveal nearer the end. That would've been sweet.
  23. HuDaFuK
    I actually really wish we'd got Arnie in the second film as originally planned. Not because I think the film needed it - I really like Predator 2 and consider it a pretty underrated movie - but because it would've been fun to see Arnie play a more villainous, perhaps psychologically damaged version of Dutch.

    But having Arnie in Predators or the AVP films wouldn't have magically made them great films, because the cast either wasn't the main problem, or there were too many other issues on top of that.
  24. Corporal Hicks
    Admittedly, I'm really enjoy of all 3 of the Predator films, but the problems with Predator 2 and Predators lie a bit deeper than simply one cast member. Bear in mind both were already intended to feature Arnie anyway. In the case of Predator 2 we got Keyes instead, with Predators we had a lame ass ending sequence.
  25. Perfect-Organism
    Arnold should be in this.  Plain and simple.  Anyone who says otherwise you are over-thinking it AND you have a ton of other crappy Pred movies to be your guide.  AVP's, Predators....  They were C-level (Predators you can argue was "B"-level, some cool stuff).

    Those films wouldn't have suddenly become better just because you put Arnie in them.

    Yes, they probably would.

    Arnold should be in this.  Plain and simple.  Anyone who says otherwise you are over-thinking it AND you have a ton of other crappy Pred movies to be your guide.  AVP's, Predators....  They were C-level (Predators you can argue was "B"-level, some cool stuff).  Pred and Pred 2 are legit movies.  You need to bring legitimacy back to this thing.   Not some campy comic-book-like irrationality. 

    Arnold being old is no matter, if anything it brings a sense of REALITY back to the screen.  Also Arnold leading a pack of Preds is LOL.  No doubt he LOL'd at Rodriguez on that one and said "no thanks".

    Shane Black knows the gameplan that got Pred to be legit and he's gonna get back to that gameplan. AKA Arnold.  And Arnold knows it too.

    It's gonna happen and it's looooooooooooooong over due.  Can't wait to add "The Predator" to my movie shelf and finally toss AVP's to the garabage and move "Predators" to the bottom shelf.  It's pretty bad when my 10 year old loll's at the movies after Pred 1 and 2, asking after...."Why didn't Arnold come back?"

    I am more and more leaning towards Arnold as a core element of the Predator franchise.  Perhaps that was the missing element all this time?  It's like doing a Terminator film focused on Cyberdyne, with no T-800 Arnold Terminator models.

    I think a good angle would be if we see Arnold working for the CIA like Dylon was.  Somebody asks him if he's been pushing too many pencils, and he finds himself getting back into the jungle.
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