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The Predator To See a Return of Multiple Predators?

Is The Predator to see a return of multiple Predators? Despite the singular identifier in the title, it’s looking possible that Shane Black’s The Predator is going to be seeing a return of multiple Predators on the big screen.

Alien vs. Predator Galaxy has learnt that Mike Konanec of Atlanta Models & Talent was one of five people who made it to the final stages of casting for the role of one the Predator’s in the new film.

The Predator to see a return of multiple Predators? Artwork by Yvan Quinet. The Predator To See a Return of Multiple Predators?

The Predator to see a return of multiple Predators? Artwork by Yvan Quinet.

Konanec confirmed on the 26th of July via social media that unfortunately he didn’t get the role. However, while he didn’t get the part, Konanec did comment that “I know the stunt coordinator and the 2 guys they picked, so I can personally guarantee this movie is going to be amazing!”

You can check out some of Mike’s audition footage for The Predator below! This footage comes via Act Tactical for Film with Matt Clanton who assisted Mike in putting the footage together.

Unfortunately, news on the casting of The Predator has been quite sparse. Most recently we reported in July that Creative Artists Agency was pushing for their client James Franco to have a role in the film. However, Franco passed on the role according to Omega Underground editor Christopher Marc. It was recently reported that Franco would instead be appearing in Jonathan and Josh Baker’s sci-fi thriller Kin.

The Predator is due to start filming in Vancouver on the October 17th until February 8th. Thanks to Johnny Handsome for the news.

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  1. CelticPred97
    Shinobi Wan Kenobi:
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    I really disliked in AVP how they killed off Chopper so early and easily
    I understand but the kill looks really cool and it makes sense in the context of the film (they're new to this so it's understandable if they lose quickly).

    Bughunter S. Thomson:
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    As for the humans siding with a Predator in AVP - For me that's the same as a game hunter joining forces with an antelope to hunt a lion.
    Again, in the context of the film it makes sense though. You might dislike the idea based on 'Predator' but with 'Predator 2' and Alien vs. Predator' the idea makes sense.

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    When Lex is with Scar, she is essentially having a conversation with herself while Scar mimes. It felt kind of awkward. Whereas the Yautja from the original Predator I feel would just walk away from her and not look back.
    In the situation, the original Yautja would try to kill her. That's a different situation though. In this, the predators aren't strictly the villains but another side to the fight.
    And I didn't find it awkward in the slightest. I think you're just basing that on what you want because of the context of the original/s.

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    And if Lex persisted he would probably just break her neck. This is a culture which beings from a young age are taught to hunt for honour. They shouldn't feel any loyalty or responsibility towards humans, aside from sparing the weak and defenceless - But I always thought this was solely because it is bad sport rather than compassion.
    No way would it break her neck because as you said, they have a sense of honour. In that film, those predators are part of the ongoing centurial ritual which the humans initially were volunteering to be a part of but in this case the predators had to lure the humans to the pyramid. In terms of honour, the predators owed the remaining humans as they were stuck in a battlefield that they had no place in being. They did ignore/try to kill the humans for the most part but after Lex showed bravery, killed an alien and persisted, the remaining predator decided to help/use her.
    I understand your view based on the prior films but in the context of this film, it makes sense (whether you'd still rather they purely be villains is another matter).
  2. MonsterMaze
    Predator_Spirit its not just the suits its also the physique of the actor and screen time. Peter Hall was more or less slick and the predator was fully shown only toward the end of the film, while in AVP not only the actors were big and fat, but they added that armor and the preds came in like the first half of the film and they were filmed far longer then the pred in the first film, so the AVP ones didnt look as impressive and mysterious.
  3. Predator_Spirit
    Remember, this is all subjective. There are plenty of people, myself included, who enjoyed Predator 2, AVP, AVPR (to some extent) and Predators (to some extent). I never once thought that the titular creatures were in some way inferior, or not done right, to the original (with the exception of Predators).

    Anybody can enjoy whatever they want, but Stan Winston owning the AVP predators is not subjective.It's History.
  4. PRJ_since1990
    Remember, this is all subjective. There are plenty of people, myself included, who enjoyed Predator 2, AVP, AVPR (to some extent) and Predators (to some extent). I never once thought that the titular creatures were in some way inferior, or not done right, to the original (with the exception of Predators).
  5. Kaltes
    It could also have been because the Predators in AvP were younger.

    Paul Anderson said this predators are stronger and more experienced than the ones in the previous films.

    Paul Anderson said a lot of things...most of it was crap.

    I find it kind of funny that both Paul Anderson and Robert Rodriguez had the attitude of "Oh OUR Predators are so much better and stronger than those OLD Predators. We'll show you how it's really done."

    Yet their Predators are easily some of the most reviled of the series.

    The more arrogant they were  the more their movies and predators sucked. :D.

    Exactly. Thankfully it looks like Shane Black won't make that mistake.
  6. Predator_Spirit
    It could also have been because the Predators in AvP were younger.

    Paul Anderson said this predators are stronger and more experienced than the ones in the previous films.

    Paul Anderson said a lot of things...most of it was crap.

    I find it kind of funny that both Paul Anderson and Robert Rodriguez had the attitude of "Oh OUR Predators are so much better and stronger than those OLD Predators. We'll show you how it's really done."

    Yet their Predators are easily some of the most reviled of the series.

    The more arrogant they were  the more their movies and predators sucked. :D.

  7. Kaltes
    It could also have been because the Predators in AvP were younger.

    Paul Anderson said this predators are stronger and more experienced than the ones in the previous films.

    Paul Anderson said a lot of things...most of it was crap.

    I find it kind of funny that both Paul Anderson and Robert Rodriguez had the attitude of "Oh OUR Predators are so much better and stronger than those OLD Predators. We'll show you how it's really done."

    Yet their Predators are easily some of the most reviled of the series.
  8. Kurai
    It could also have been because the Predators in AvP were younger. Hunting is a big thing here in South Africa and my friend told me how his father had killed an antelope that had a fawn, he wanted to take care of the antelope and protect it while his father just laughed and said the leopards would take care of it.  :-\

    Scar doesn't have the father to chide him, maybe he thought Lex was a cute lil human and wanted to keep her safe, not fully appreciating the purpose of the hunt yet?

    Then again, that's still thinking in human terms. I'd much prefer that getting the respect of a Predator was no different than painting yourself with a target and walking into a psychotic gun nut's shooting gallery.  ;D

    As for the topic of multiple Predators, I'm pretty sure that, going by the name, one Predator will be the focus, but wasn't it mentioned somewhere that this was going to deal with the lore? Maybe the other Preds are for a homeplanet scene?
  9. 426Buddy
    I think the Scar teamed up with Lex because he respected that she killed an alien (predators seem to respect that stuff, like the ending of predator2 when harrigan kills city hunter) and the whole hunt had gone to shit with a lot of aliens running around and all his buddies dead already. Not that I liked the team up or the film, but I understood the reasoning which was fairly similar to the comics.
  10. Kaltes
    As for the humans siding with a Predator in AVP - For me that's the same as a game hunter joining forces with an antelope to hunt a lion. I don't ever think humans should even have the opportunity to communicate with a Pred. For example: When Lex is with Scar, she is essentially having a conversation with herself while Scar mimes. It felt kind of awkward. Whereas the Yautja from the original Predator I feel would just walk away from her and not look back. And if Lex persisted he would probably just break her neck. This is a culture which beings from a young age are taught to hunt for honour. They shouldn't feel any loyalty or responsibility towards humans, aside from sparing the weak and defenceless - But I always thought this was solely because it is bad sport rather than compassion.

    I feel like the original AVP comic handled the team up aspect much better than the movie. The movie didn't give any real reason for Scar to team up with Lex aside from a hollow reference to the comic it was loosely based off of.
  11. Bughunter S. Thomson
    I don't know... It was something I used to love in movies, a good old monster fight. But now, I kind of switch off. It either boils down to a cg cutscene or a bunch of practical effects bumping arms and fists. I lost interest when Hulk fought Abomination for example. It is always much more interesting for me when there is a human element involved. Well written, multi layered characters facing an unstoppable foe driven a the simple purpose: To hunt.

    As for the humans siding with a Predator in AVP - For me that's the same as a game hunter joining forces with an antelope to hunt a lion. I don't ever think humans should even have the opportunity to communicate with a Pred. For example: When Lex is with Scar, she is essentially having a conversation with herself while Scar mimes. It felt kind of awkward. Whereas the Yautja from the original Predator I feel would just walk away from her and not look back. And if Lex persisted he would probably just break her neck. This is a culture which beings from a young age are taught to hunt for honour. They shouldn't feel any loyalty or responsibility towards humans, aside from sparing the weak and defenceless - But I always thought this was solely because it is bad sport rather than compassion.

    If it's multiple Predators as a team then that is fine. I would be interested to see how the co-ordinate their attacks and if they have team rules (Like they only attack an equal or larger numbered amount of foes) and see the dynamic. Or maybe the alpha Yautja chooses the strongest foe and the other Predators are not allowed to touch said human. That could be really interesting. But I don't like 'The Predator who sees the importance in humanity and has the heart of gold' route.
  12. Kaltes
    The problem with having more than one Predator is in the past several got killed off entirely too easily. Especially in a movie where they were hyped as "Super Predators."
  13. Kaltes
    Personally I think they should stick with one Predator this time around, so far in this century we've had two different movies that had multiple Predators, so a "return to tradition" wouldn't be so bad in my opinion.
  14. me
    With the rumours of a father and son at the centre of the story, I can't help but to wonder if there is  going to be a 3:10 to Yuma or  No Country For Old Men thread in this film but with more action.  The father finds an injured Predator while another Predator is sent to find it/kill it as well as an army who injured the one Predator.
  15. TheBonusSituation
    If Black thinks Predators is set slightly in the future and this movie is set before it then hes probably right. I mean he is in the movie business, we're not, plus hes a writer and he was involved with the first film, so its obvious he knows A LOT more about the making&writing of these films then we do...
  16. CelticPred97
    Oh I think that's a shame.
    I would much rather see 1 predator than 3. It just becomes unbelievable with 3 because they could so easily take the humans out but they don't and it ends up making the predators look really weak. Do 1. I care about that 1. That 1 is threatening and has a real presence. I'm fine with more appearing (in an observational way) but I'd much much rather the focus be on one.
    After reading the comments I think the idea of 2 competing to get kills actually sounds interesting although a) it raises the question of how that works and b) I really don't care for a Predator versus Predator fight. I'm not looking to see a versus monster movie. I want a human character struggling to kill a Predator and vice versa (but with the factor of honour).
  17. Corporal Hicks
    I was thinking more like the missed conflict from Predators over the course of a whole film. Since Black seems to think this one will be set before Predators, maybe he intends this to lead into the Berserker Predator and Classic Predator conflict? Long shot and I'm most likely firing blanks there.
  18. overthere
    Predators had a very brief Predator vs Predator thing going. And this wouldn't be some "Super" Predators vs regular ones. 2 of the same kind. But who knows, let's just wait and see.
  19. whiterabbit
    That would entail flashbacks... I don't think that is needed. Of course one of the predators could also be 12 years old. Yes I'm inferring a child predator. No pedo. The other of course is the damn things mother.

    Yea, yea I know he said 2 guys... but seriously a dude can play a female pred.
  20. ED209
    Man these upcoming movies are great and all, covenant and this film, but this franchise is SEVERELY lacking in video games. Isolation was great, but we need more action like AVP, I mean the last AVP game came 6 years ago. Smart guns, active camo, inner jaws, sooooo much potential for an awesome game, and so many studios out there now that can do it, yet they just dont want to. And I dont mean smartphone games I mean a real PS4/XB1/PC game
  21. germanator2
    I'd imagine it'd probably just like other Predators similar to Predator 2 and they're not actually part of the main hunt. Or, maybe it'll focus on more then one hunt. It really wouldn't make sense if two Predators were doing the same hunt
  22. whiterabbit
    He did say stunt coordinator. Perhaps one of the two guys is the Predator stuntman while the other guy is the Predator in non harsh conditions. Because having more than one Predator kind of defeats the singular title of the movie. Two guys playing one character isn't unheard of.
  23. chainsawsquirrel
    REALLY REALLY REEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL Y hope there's only one predator in the next film. Although, as good as predator was, the story line never really had much scope. Making a good sequel plot is probably half the battle.
  24. me
    Is there another 'me' out there?  I didn't write that part about Ian Whyte. LOL!

    I miss Kevin Peter Hall...this movements were so subtle...the fingers wrapping around the skull...the way he touched the daggers in Dutch's trap...his head movements.  The way he threw a punch (I called them punch slaps).  Miss that dude.
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