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Benicio Del Toro in Talks To Star In The Predator!

Benicio Del Toro in talks to star in The Predator! According to Deadline and The Hollywood ReporterBenicio Del Toro is currently in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to appear as a pivotal character in Shane Black’s The Predator. The Hollywood Reporter further elaborated on that:

“Plot details are being kept hidden in mud but the new movie is said to be an ensemble piece anchored by the character to be played by Del Toro.

The actor and the studio have been dancing for months around this project but one challenge has been De Toro’s schedule. But that stumbling block looks to have been cleared and a February 2017 start date is being planned.”

Benicio Del Toro in talks to star in The Predator! Benicio Del Toro in Talks To Star In The Predator!

Benicio Del Toro in talks to star in The Predator!

Neither article specifies which character Del Toro is playing so we don’t know if he will be playing the previously named main character Quinn McKenna. Fred Dekker has previously insinuated that the Predator would be a larger picture with many different characters from all over the world.

Is it possible that Del Toro could be playing a central character that is involved in all these different locales, playing a character similar to Peter Keyes in Predator 2 but on a larger scale?

The Hollywood Reporter also mentions that a February 2017 start date has been settled on.  However, it’s not clear if that means the entire production (which has already been pushed back one month and is due to start in October in Vancouver) or if that is just Del Toro’s filming.

Thanks to Gazz and ‎Crux Mottol for the news.



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  1. Kaltes
    James Franco is a bad actor IMO ... annoying voice as well

    Please keep him out of this
    Don't worry, Franco is out of the game, he's signed on another movie making it impossible for him to star in The Predator.

    I'm glad, to be honest.

    When they confirmed that this wimp was out, I could breathe again.

    Same here.
  2. ShortControlledBursts
    Well he has played drug lords and other criminal scum, so its possible he could play a King Willy type character, but with a much bigger role, since hes a "pivotal" character and all
  3. Corporal Hicks
    Somehow I feel Del Toro will be what Danny Trejo was to Predators: Unnecessary character filling to be killed offscreen in the first 20 minutes. Hell, i'll be even more surprised if we get Franco and 50 onboard!

    “Plot details are being kept hidden in mud but the new movie is said to be an ensemble piece anchored by the character to be played by Del Toro."

    Sounds like a pretty important character to me. However, I'd rather they surprise me though so I don't want to think he'll be vital and that he'll make it through to the end because of that.
  4. Kaltes
    Somehow I feel Del Toro will be what Danny Trejo was to Predators: Unnecessary character filling to be killed offscreen in the first 20 minutes. Hell, i'll be even more surprised if we get Franco and 50 onboard!

    "Fred Dekker has previously insinuated that the Predator would be a larger picture with many different characters from all over the world."

    Soooo....Predators 2 then?

    Um, no.
  5. Rabid
    Somehow I feel Del Toro will be what Danny Trejo was to Predators: Unnecessary character filling to be killed offscreen in the first 20 minutes. Hell, i'll be even more surprised if we get Franco and 50 onboard!

    "Fred Dekker has previously insinuated that the Predator would be a larger picture with many different characters from all over the world."

    Soooo....Predators 2 then?
  6. Kaltes
    He's either Quinn or his mismatched buddy, given it's a Shane Black film.

    If his counterpart is Tom Hardy that would be heavenly.

    Hardy might be shooting Mad Max if the rumours are true.
    Not in the next 2 - 3 years, they don't have a script yet, so it shouldn't be a problem.

    Hardy is looking for genre roles, but rumor is he passed on Predator too, but really, you can't believe anything at the moment, we heard names like Hardy, Bale, Affleck, Franco, Cavill... and boom comes Del Toro, so really, they could end up with anyone at the moment.
    Really? Where did you read about Hardy passing The Predator up?

    Was Tom Hardy even in serious consideration?
  7. The Wolverine Predator
    He's either Quinn or his mismatched buddy, given it's a Shane Black film.

    If his counterpart is Tom Hardy that would be heavenly.

    Hardy might be shooting Mad Max if the rumours are true.
    Not in the next 2 - 3 years, they don't have a script yet, so it shouldn't be a problem.

    Hardy is looking for genre roles, but rumor is he passed on Predator too, but really, you can't believe anything at the moment, we heard names like Hardy, Bale, Affleck, Franco, Cavill... and boom comes Del Toro, so really, they could end up with anyone at the moment.
    Really? Where did you read about Hardy passing The Predator up?
  8. Johnny Handsome
    He's either Quinn or his mismatched buddy, given it's a Shane Black film.

    If his counterpart is Tom Hardy that would be heavenly.

    Hardy might be shooting Mad Max if the rumours are true.
    Not in the next 2 - 3 years, they don't have a script yet, so it shouldn't be a problem.

    Hardy is looking for genre roles, but rumor is he passed on Predator too, but really, you can't believe anything at the moment, we heard names like Hardy, Bale, Affleck, Franco, Cavill... and boom comes Del Toro, so really, they could end up with anyone at the moment.
  9. blood.
    Predator v Wolfman: Dawn of Wolf Pelts

    Do you bleed?
    https://66.media.tumblr.com/3ab7516e3eaa79a11367a3fedcc516b6/tumblr_nl7pj5D1nC1u1vwpho2_500.gif

    You will.
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/OGsEbOphMOE9UMAs3_IjHbRbaQ9cbtz4rwKBv_4pm_464LcH9fQEjGft1ivo6uG4p2P6J2tcQh0a250Ab6JLafdSWdIUQm-IGaiySCk85lRSIDo_5Nf5suy_xgcd1clMrAnEsdHp

    You don't understand.

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma0g56yER51rqu7smo3_500.gif

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