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Thomas Jane in Negotiations to Join The Predator

Thomas Jane in negotiations to join The Predator. This is yet another addition to all the casting news as of late, as The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Thomas Jane is in final talks to star in The Predator.

“Thomas Jane is in final negotiations to joins the cast of The Predator, Twentieth Century Fox’s reboot of the sci-fi action franchise that will be directed by Shane Black.

The movie is furiously casting up as it heads towards a production start in February in Vancouver, with Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, and Trevante Rhodes being recent additions to the call sheet.”

Thomas Jane as featured in the SyFy series The Expanse.

Jane has previously done a number of larger studio films such as The Punisher, Deep Blue Sea, and The Mist. More recently he has starred in the SyFy series The Expanse. Apparently this is all but confirmed as other movie news sites such as ComingSoon are reporting the casting as official. Jane joins the increasingly intriguing ensemble cast alongside Trevante RhodesSterling K Brown, Olivia MunnKeegan-Michael Key, and Boyd Holbrook.

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  1. The Wolverine Predator
    Finally some good news for this film! Black kept talking about scale but after losing Del Toro it's been pretty depressing. Holbrook might be a good actor but he's not a leading man. Key is funny but in a Predator movie? Let's see. Olivia Munn? Neither a serious actor, action star or comedian.
    We don't live in a time of movie stars who can open movies but you still have your "hot" list like The Rock, Statham, all the Chris's, Tom Hardy, Fassbender, Cumberbatch, etc. Black had RDJ and Kilmer, RDJ again then recently Crowe and Gosling so he's used to having strong personalities leading the film.
    Jane never got the career he should have but he's always good to see in a flick, particularly one with action. Someone mentioned Game of Thrones actors but their list of duds is endless, Conan the Barbarian, God's of Egypt, Terminator Gen, etc.
    Holbrook will kill it in this film, I can see Key being a scientist with Munn, or the radio guy aka Hawkins 2.0...


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  2. viendammage
    Finally some good news for this film! Black kept talking about scale but after losing Del Toro it's been pretty depressing. Holbrook might be a good actor but he's not a leading man. Key is funny but in a Predator movie? Let's see. Olivia Munn? Neither a serious actor, action star or comedian.
    We don't live in a time of movie stars who can open movies but you still have your "hot" list like The Rock, Statham, all the Chris's, Tom Hardy, Fassbender, Cumberbatch, etc. Black had RDJ and Kilmer, RDJ again then recently Crowe and Gosling so he's used to having strong personalities leading the film.
    Jane never got the career he should have but he's always good to see in a flick, particularly one with action. Someone mentioned Game of Thrones actors but their list of duds is endless, Conan the Barbarian, God's of Egypt, Terminator Gen, etc.
  3. Russ
    Torch-passing makes sense with Sigourney Weaver's Ripley, because she's been in all of the other 'Alien' films. Dutch hasn't been in the 'Predator' films since the first. It could be included, sure, but there's no real need for it.

    Oh, for sure - there's no need for it, I agree. But most people think:predator - think:arnold (Danny Glover and Adrien Brody just don't pop into most people's minds, I reckon).

    So no - no real need... but I'd be surprised if he wasn't in it in a cameo. :-)
  4. OpenMaw




    It all comes full circle.









    "You shouldn't play with knives."

    Incidentally in The Punisher is a young Ben Foster. He was recently in "Lone Survivor" based on the true story of Operation Redwings. he played arguably one of the most badass Navy SEALs i've ever ead about. Matt "Axe" Axelston. Dude was amazing in the role and i'd love to see him in a Predator movie too if he could channel some of "Axe." again.


  5. Xenomorphine
    Continuity I reckon. It won't have to be much - If it were me, he'd have the General Philips role - an expert, someone who's met the beast before... you need to listen to this guy... can't you just hear him... "We came up against it in Val Verde in 1987..." it'd be awesome.

    I'm pretty sure that Black promised this was a sequel - if so, I can imagine that there will be a torch-passing ceremony from Dutch, but I don't think he'll be a huge part of the movie.

    Torch-passing makes sense with Sigourney Weaver's Ripley, because she's been in all of the other 'Alien' films. Dutch hasn't been in the 'Predator' films since the first. It could be included, sure, but there's no real need for it.
  6. Richman678
    This guy is a great addition, but I think they still need a bigger star to sell this movie. I don't think The Rock is a good choice. Needs to be someone else like Tom hardy, or Chris Hemsworth.

    Also don't bring back Schwarzenegger at all.
  7. Ferengo
    I think this is great news. Jane puts a lot in his roles and normally doesn't put up with rubbish.

    He pulled out of the second Punisher film as he believed the story wasn't what he or fans would want for the character. Instead he financed his own short sequel when he saw how let down the fans were. That's dedication.

    Really happy with this casting and so much more looking forward to the film now, not that I wasn't.
  8. Johnny Handsome
    The cast certainly has talent so far, but i didn't knew a single one of them.

    This is the first time i'm really happy about casting news for this movie, Jane is great, always wanted to see him in a Predator movie, actually in a lead role, but this is good enough for me.
  9. Russ

    Unnecessarily adding him to this won't make any real difference..... but I see no reason to put him in this project.

    Continuity I reckon. It won't have to be much - If it were me, he'd have the General Philips role - an expert, someone who's met the beast before... you need to listen to this guy... can't you just hear him... "We came up against it in Val Verde in 1987..." it'd be awesome.

    I'm pretty sure that Black promised this was a sequel - if so, I can imagine that there will be a torch-passing ceremony from Dutch, but I don't think he'll be a huge part of the movie.

    And I agree with OpenMaw- it'd be rubbish if they killed Dutch off though! I can just imagine a Commando style opening (although Commando is the greatest movie of all time) where the Predator goes around killing Dutch, Harrigan, Royce and Isabelle... (though it probably wouldn't fake its own death in a fishing boat accident).
  10. Maverick moonan
    It should start on earth then taken to another planet then back to earth where the killings really start the hunt the hunted the suspence the drama  everything u would want to see happened now
  11. Corporal Hicks
    If they need any mad scientists or anything, Jeffrey Combs would be great.

    Oh man, I would love that. So very very very much.

    I'm actually pretty excited about this news. I really love Jane and he's fresh on my mind from The Expanse (which I loved). Really really happy with the casting so far. Everyone seems really talented.

    Also I'm sure she's joking but Fred Dekker's wife's response to the news: "i love that all his scenes will be filmed at our house." and Dekker replies: "We did that just for you."  :laugh:

    https://www.facebook.com/DirectorFredDekker/posts/972057302925588?ref=notif&notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1485227199196392
  12. whiterabbit
    Hey, it's the guy from the mist who was in the deep blue sea and stared in the punisher... who's also 47 years old. I actually like the guy, good choice. Old and safe. Now all we need is Jai Courtney to lead this and they can begin filming.
  13. greygoose
    I'm intrigued to see what Black does with this cast. It's a low key ensemble cast so it will be interesting to see how Black uses the characters throughout the movie. One of them is bound to be the first man down regardless.

    Still hoping for a 90's gritty Predator 2 vibe from this movie.
  14. OpenMaw
    Thank God they didn't go through with that alternate ending for Predators where he showed up leading the Predator clan... WTF was that? (Yeah I know Rodriquez has said that was a joke ending, but i'm not convinced that isn't just him saving face when every told him it was a brain dead idea.)

    The only way i'd want Arnold back is if they were actually going to utilize something of his character from the first film. Make him a Captain Ahab type or something. Do something unexpected with Dutch... Like... Kill him.

  15. Xenomorphine
    I like Thomas Jane and he should be a bigger star than he is

    Same. I have fond memories of his performances in 'Deep Blue Sea' and 'The Punisher'.

    The cast is kinda cheap,like a  DTV, we really need Arnold.

    He didn't even add much to the last few 'Terminator' films. Unnecessarily adding him to this won't make any real difference.

    He's had some good performances, of late ('Maggie' might be his best turn yet), but I see no reason to put him in this project.
  16. ace3g
    I wouldn't be surprised if we hear Ruby Rose is cast in this, she is an up and coming low key star in action movies such as John Wick 2, XXX 2, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
  17. SuicideDoors
    Honestly, i'm not worried about the cast. Some folks here need to realize that if it's true that the top-tier guys wouldn't touch it? That's just a sign of the damage the franchise has suffered over the years... But the flip of that is, many of the actors they are likely to get instead are going to be very hungry and want to do something with their roles to get them noticed. That's a good thing.

    Yeah that's the vibe I get. Would seem Del Toro was the closest they got to A-list. And they've evidently struggled with casting, but whether that's due to scheduling conflicts or diminishing brand appeal remains to be seen.

    Thomas Jane I really like btw. He was fantastic in The Mist.
  18. AD
    My point is that they tried going after the big name actors, but since they don't have room in their schedules, they decided to instead find relativity unknown but promising actors to be cast instead. Would I have loved to see someone like Hardy leading the film? Absolutely. But I have faith in Black to deliver great performances regardless of name recognition.

    Besides, it's been proven time and time before that a cast with big names doesn't automatically mean the film will be good and/or be successful.

    And I would say del Toro is way more well known than Brody, as he's appeared in more high profile projects. This year alone he has Terrence Malick's new film Song To Song, the sequel to Sicario, Soldado, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
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