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Keegan-Michael Key In Talks To Star in The Predator

Keegan-Michael Key in talks to star in The Predator. Following on from the news that Trevante Rhodes has joined the cast of The Predator, The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that Keegan-Michael Key is in final talks to join the ensemble cast.

“Keegan-Michael Key, best known for Comedy Central’s cult comedy series Key and Peele, is in final negotiations to join the growing cast of The Predator, Twentieth Century Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi action franchise.”

 Keegan-Michael Key In Talks To Star in The Predator

Keegan-Michael Key in talks to Star in The Predator.

Key is well known for his comedic roles and probably best known for his role in Key and Peele, Comedy Central’s popular series. Key has earned several awards and nominations for his work on Key and Peele.

The Hollywood Report continues to refer to The Predator as being set in the suburbs. Shane Black spoke out about this the last time THR claimed the film would be set in the suburbs: “Black himself reached out to tell us that is not the case—The Predator is not a movie about the suburbs.”

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Comments: 43
  1. HuDaFuK
    But sadly people will forget he was even in the movie by the time it's over, a'la Patrick Wilson in Prometheus.

    People forget Wilson was in Prommy because he was in it for all of five seconds.

    On topic, can't say I've ever seen this guy in anything, but glad the reaction seems largely positive. I've got no problems with comedic actors jumping ship to drama, plenty have done it and knocked it out of the park before.
  2. BishopShouldGo
    James Franco and Keegan-Michael Key were both in 20th Century Fox's 'Why Him?', James was offered and Keegan is in talks for THE PREDATOR, so could there be an announcement of BRYAN CRANSTON joining, another Why Him? actor? Would be great.
  3. BishopShouldGo
    Lol Danny McBride was the second actor announced after Waterston. And everyone should've been happy because he's a fine actor, and good enough for Ridley Scott! And Franco is an amazing actor too. But sadly people will forget he was even in the movie by the time it's over, a'la Patrick Wilson in Prometheus. Big overreaction with Franco.

    And Franco's casting was a scoop from this very own website, it wasn't some evil stratagem on Fox's part. ::)
  4. No
    He can become other people and transform in his acting
    My guess is olivia and key can both pull off the funny lines and the serious intense moments.
    if danny mcbride and james franco were cast first in the new alien you guy's would have had heart attacks.
    Smart they held off on telling you till the movie was made.
  5. SiL
    It's not tomato, tomato at all. Two people opposite each other can be on equal footing. One behind the other implies one is lesser. Alan Rickman was hardly "behind" Bruce Willis in Die Hard, he was opposite.
  6. Stealth_Hunter
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    He can only get so big. He'll only be so known after Logan.

    If anything, Fox should've asked Hugh Jackman to topline The Predator, not the dude behind Hugh Jackman. Reminds me of Predator 2's casting actually. "Let's not get Mel Gibson, let's get the guy behind Mel Gibson."

    He isn't really the guy behind Hugh Jackman in the same vain as Glover and Gibson so much as he's the guy acting opposite of Hugh Jackman. Either way, Hardy was a nobody before Inception and I don't think anyone considered him a guy "behind" DiCaprio. He blew up after a good scene stealing performance. Perhaps Fox sees Holbrook doing something great in Logan. The Logan trailer was great and the little snippets of Holbrook look to be promising considering the apparent power he has over Logan. Hopefully it's indicative of him playing a great villain.
  7. BishopShouldGo
    Still waiting for our big "And" actor. Throw Michael Keaton in here? Thanks.
    There are actors out there that aren't A-Listers that can make a film good. Holbrook is a good actor, go watch Narcos.
    That new guy from Moonlight looks like he may be a really good actor

    How many times must I say that of course you don't have to be an A-lister to be good. I know that. Duh! People still want A-listers to give the project legitimacy as an event picture. It's what any reasonable studio would do. What was the last blockbuster that didn't have a known name? Even with a spin off like Fantastic Beasts, you gotta throw in a Colin Farrell, a Jon Voight, an Eddie Redmayne, etc. The new Blade Runner cast is a perfect cast that mixes known actors with lesser known actors.

    But what would y'all say if this movie is really good without a big name actor? Holbrook may be a big name after Logan comes out


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    He can only get so big. He'll only be so known after Logan.

    If anything, Fox should've asked Hugh Jackman to topline The Predator, not the dude behind Hugh Jackman. Reminds me of Predator 2's casting actually. "Let's not get Mel Gibson, let's get the guy behind Mel Gibson."
  8. echobbase79

    I'd then I was wrong. I'm still banking that Arnold will show up and fight the Predator again. He needs to since he's been complaining about how all the sequels haven't been good since the first.
  9. kek
    how am i supposed to take this guy seriously in the remake, I almost had a stroke trying to give brody a chance lol. ;D

    the brother can act. He can play any role..
  10. W
    The casting choices i dont like so far is mainly olvia munn. I think she is so over rated, but that might just be me. The key and peele actor at least has acted intense roles in his skits.... Anyone remember "i am getting to old for this tshit"?
  11. Stealth_Hunter
    Color me excited. I agree, Hicks, Danny McBride looks like he can be a total standout in Covenant and I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

    Also- I remember Key being a funny and yet effective addition to the first season of Fargo.
  12. Corporal Hicks
    This is interesting.  Comedians can put in some great dramatic work.

    Exactly. I have zero issue with his background primarily being comedy. As I was reminding people when McBride was cast in Covenant, comedic actors make great dramatic actors and I honestly think McBride is going to be standout in Covenant.

    I've not really watched Key and Peele but I've seen (mainly heard) him in a lot of other things. I'm interested to see where they go with this.
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