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Updated: “I Don’t Think You’re Going To See Schwarzenegger” – Boyd Holbrook Talks The Predator

Boyd Holbrook has spoke a little about The Predator in a new article on Croogles (initially posted on We Got This Covered but has since been taken down). The Predator actor doesn’t go into great deal about the film but he talks about the general feel of the film and casts doubt on the possibility of seeing Arnold return for the film:

“I’m currently working on Predator. It’s not a sequel; Shane Black has made something totally new, somehow keeping within the realm of Predator [while also being] absolutely new in terms of the story that we’re talking about today, and rooted in something real. It’s real fresh. I don’t think you’re going to see [Arnold] Schwarzenegger. It would kind of make it a gimmick. It’s horror, science-fiction and a western.”

“I don’t think you’re going to seeSchwarzenegger.” Boyd Holbrooks talk The Predator in new interview.

It had previously been reported that Arnold and Black would be meeting to discuss The Predator but we never heard the result of that. Back in May of 2016, Shane Black did talk about Arnold’s possible inclusion, saying that  ““I think that there’s one of two ways we can go: either we use Schwarzenegger or we don’t. And there’s advantages to using him and there’s a story to be told if we don’t.”

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Update #1 17/02/2017Collider also had a chance to talk to Boyd Holbrook whilst he was doing the press round for The Logan. He revealed to them that the film would also be shooting in Mexico and provided some details regarding his character:

“I play a character named Quinn Mackenna who is an ex-sniper in the rangers. And I think you’re going to get a similar dynamic, which was what really worked so well for Logan is that it’s a relatable story. It’s rooted in personal relationships. [Logan] is essentially a father-daughter story and I think you’re going to get equal amount of quality out of Predator.”

Thanks to ace3g for the news.

Update #2 17/02/2017 – We Got This Covered has posted up their entire interview – with Boyd Holbrook. You can read the questions and responses in full over there. Thanks to Lotus for the link.



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  1. The Wolverine Predator
    New quote from Boyd

    Collider’s own Steven Weintraub also caught up with Holbrook recently for Logan and got some more details on his character.

    Quote
    “I play a character named Quinn Mackenna who is an ex-sniper in the rangers. And I think you’re going to get a similar dynamic, which was what really worked so well for Logan is that it’s a relatable story. It’s rooted in personal relationships. [Logan] is essentially a father-daughter story and I think you’re going to get equal amount of quality out of Predator.”

    The actor revealed he’s scheduled to head to Vancouver to kick off production in a matter of days, before heading to Mexico for a bit of filming.

    http://collider.com/the-predator-arnold-schwarzenegger-cameo/?utm_campaign=collidersocial&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social#images

    Thanks for the link, ace. Interesting to know they're heading for Mexico (nice bts reference to Predator) but as Wolverine mentions, could be a stand-in for Cuba.
    Yeah that's what I'm assuming from what I read, I'm really excited to see how Shane is gonna spin this


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  2. Lotus
    http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/exclusive-interview-boyd-holbrook-logan-predator/

    Quote
    Let’s move to future stuff. Are you doing season 3 of Narcos? Is that happening?

    Boyd Holbrook: [Heavy sigh] No, they’re down there filming that now. I’m currently working on Predator.

    Yeah, Shane Black’s film. How’s that going?

    Boyd Holbrook: It’s pretty cool, man.

    It’s a sequel right?

    Boyd Holbrook: No. I mean, Shane Black is one of the most prolific writers going. You look at James Mangold, Scott Frank who also wrote this and I’ve worked in A Walk Among the Tombstones with, great director as well. Then you have Shane Black.

    He’s made something totally new, somehow keeping within the realm of Predator [while also being] absolutely new in terms of the story that we’re talking about today, and rooted in something real. It’s real fresh.

    Are there any characters from the original in there?

    Boyd Holbrook: I don’t think you’re going to see Schwarzenegger in this. I don’t want to speak out of school but it would kind of make it a bit of a gimmick. Hats off to Schwarzenegger for paving the way. We all appreciate it but for it to have its own life it’s got to be singular. It’s going to be rated-R.

    Is it going to be as violent as this one or more on the horror side?

    Boyd Holbrook: Well, I think it’s a hybrid. It’s a horror film. It’s science-fiction and a western, as well. I think people are so f**king tired of these Avenger films.

    Well, they are churning them out.

    Boyd Holdbrook: It’s a factory. I’m so happy that all the people are employed and making a lot of money but it’s just the demographic that we’re splitting hairs about at the end of the day. I think Predator is going to be f**king wicked.
  3. Corporal Hicks
    New quote from Boyd

    Collider’s own Steven Weintraub also caught up with Holbrook recently for Logan and got some more details on his character.

    Quote
    “I play a character named Quinn Mackenna who is an ex-sniper in the rangers. And I think you’re going to get a similar dynamic, which was what really worked so well for Logan is that it’s a relatable story. It’s rooted in personal relationships. [Logan] is essentially a father-daughter story and I think you’re going to get equal amount of quality out of Predator.”

    The actor revealed he’s scheduled to head to Vancouver to kick off production in a matter of days, before heading to Mexico for a bit of filming.

    http://collider.com/the-predator-arnold-schwarzenegger-cameo/?utm_campaign=collidersocial&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social#images

    Thanks for the link, ace. Interesting to know they're heading for Mexico (nice bts reference to Predator) but as Wolverine mentions, could be a stand-in for Cuba.
  4. Dreadlock Holiday
    New quote from Boyd

    Collider’s own Steven Weintraub also caught up with Holbrook recently for Logan and got some more details on his character.

    Quote
    “I play a character named Quinn Mackenna who is an ex-sniper in the rangers. And I think you’re going to get a similar dynamic, which was what really worked so well for Logan is that it’s a relatable story. It’s rooted in personal relationships. [Logan] is essentially a father-daughter story and I think you’re going to get equal amount of quality out of Predator.”

    The actor revealed he’s scheduled to head to Vancouver to kick off production in a matter of days, before heading to Mexico for a bit of filming.

    http://collider.com/the-predator-arnold-schwarzenegger-cameo/?utm_campaign=collidersocial&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social#images

    All this time they were reporting that him and Rhodes were ex-marines, also sounds like if some of the filming is in Mexico then maybe the Cuba part was real after all


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    Looks like Shane Black is taking The Predator back to it's roots doing some filming in Mexico.  :)
  5. The Wolverine Predator
    New quote from Boyd

    Collider’s own Steven Weintraub also caught up with Holbrook recently for Logan and got some more details on his character.

    Quote
    “I play a character named Quinn Mackenna who is an ex-sniper in the rangers. And I think you’re going to get a similar dynamic, which was what really worked so well for Logan is that it’s a relatable story. It’s rooted in personal relationships. [Logan] is essentially a father-daughter story and I think you’re going to get equal amount of quality out of Predator.”

    The actor revealed he’s scheduled to head to Vancouver to kick off production in a matter of days, before heading to Mexico for a bit of filming.

    http://collider.com/the-predator-arnold-schwarzenegger-cameo/?utm_campaign=collidersocial&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social#images

    All this time they were reporting that him and Rhodes were ex-marines, also sounds like if some of the filming is in Mexico then maybe the Cuba part was real after all


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  6. ace3g
    New quote from Boyd

    Collider’s own Steven Weintraub also caught up with Holbrook recently for Logan and got some more details on his character.

    Quote
    “I play a character named Quinn Mackenna who is an ex-sniper in the rangers. And I think you’re going to get a similar dynamic, which was what really worked so well for Logan is that it’s a relatable story. It’s rooted in personal relationships. [Logan] is essentially a father-daughter story and I think you’re going to get equal amount of quality out of Predator.”

    The actor revealed he’s scheduled to head to Vancouver to kick off production in a matter of days, before heading to Mexico for a bit of filming.

    http://collider.com/the-predator-arnold-schwarzenegger-cameo/?utm_campaign=collidersocial&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social#images
  7. Corporal Hicks
    I'd bet LOTS of money that Arnie has at the very least, a cameo appearance. Whether Boyd knows about it or not, he'd never spoil the surprise.

    Agreed. They've been very secretive about Arnold's involvement in this film from the start and so it wouldn't surprise me if they are planning a huge surprise.

    The thing is he wasn't asked about it (that we saw in the text), he just said it.

    Though I would love for him to be in it and be a complete surprise until we see the movie.

    I totally agree with what's read or written on paper can totally be good/great in action even if it sounds stupid

    No doubt. There's a lot riding on execution.
  8. Johnny Handsome
    NECA already likes the designs, sure they want to sell the damn things, but they openly explained their opinions on the AvP Predators for example (they didn't even wanted to do them, as they didn't like them), so to me that's an indication that they are at least heading into the right direction.

    NECA has seen and commented on the designs?
    Yes, they are currently art work on action figures of The Predator. When asked if they were happy with what they have seen so far they commented "very".

    Oh wow that's cool. I must have missed that. When did Randy tweet about it? Thanks
    In September, the tweet is still there.
  9. Pvt. Himmel
    NECA already likes the designs, sure they want to sell the damn things, but they openly explained their opinions on the AvP Predators for example (they didn't even wanted to do them, as they didn't like them), so to me that's an indication that they are at least heading into the right direction.

    NECA has seen and commented on the designs?
    Yes, they are currently art work on action figures of The Predator. When asked if they were happy with what they have seen so far they commented "very".
    That's good at least some encouraging news. 8)
  10. von
    NECA already likes the designs, sure they want to sell the damn things, but they openly explained their opinions on the AvP Predators for example (they didn't even wanted to do them, as they didn't like them), so to me that's an indication that they are at least heading into the right direction.

    NECA has seen and commented on the designs?
    Yes, they are currently art work on action figures of The Predator. When asked if they were happy with what they have seen so far they commented "very".

    Oh wow that's cool. I must have missed that. When did Randy tweet about it? Thanks
  11. Johnny Handsome
    NECA already likes the designs, sure they want to sell the damn things, but they openly explained their opinions on the AvP Predators for example (they didn't even wanted to do them, as they didn't like them), so to me that's an indication that they are at least heading into the right direction.

    NECA has seen and commented on the designs?
    Yes, they are currently art work on action figures of The Predator. When asked if they were happy with what they have seen so far they commented "very".
  12. Johnny Handsome
    Apart from the fact that the story to me sounds pretty interesting, there is also the fact that some really cool scenes read pretty horrible on paper.

    Like Predator 2: Predator in bathroom with an old lady trying to approach it with a broom... "oh my gosh, granny fights against Predator, this is going to be horrible!!"

    Yet in the movie, it's actually a pretty cool and funny scene.

    "An elder Predator? What? Will he be in a wheelchair with grey dreadlocks and stuff?"

    The thing is, you can pretty much shittalk anything as long you have seen nothing of it.

    The Predator world is largely unexplored, who says there aren't other clans who experiment with their bodys and trying to modify themselves to be the ultimate hunters? Or maybe even a single bad-blood kind of Predator, who's an outlaw. A Predator 2.0 version could bring something new and interesting to the table. We had the same conversations when Predators came along, and while i still like the classic ones better, the designs weren't bad, and those were meant to be a different kind of species altogether.

    No Predator has ever looked the same since the original and there are really interesting design choices who all work, if the 2.0 version is an excuse for them to really go nuts on the design (in a good way) then why not.

    NECA already likes the designs, sure they want to sell the damn things, but they openly explained their opinions on the AvP Predators for example (they didn't even wanted to do them, as they didn't like them), so to me that's an indication that they are at least heading into the right direction.
  13. Pvt. Himmel
    Yeah Boyd will be great in the lead role imo, He's been great in "Narcos" and i'm looking forward to seeing him in "Logan".

    The story and the giant supah pred are a different matter.A huge mistake.

    "You don't know anything yet... why despair...
     have you seen the designs and read the script?
    "The story takes places 30 years after the events of the first and second movies. A predator spacecraft crashes in Cuba during covert ops run by Lt. McKenna. Before being captured by the CIA and Traeger, he sends part of the downed Predator armor by mail to his son Rory. After the supposedly “comatose” Predator is revived, a race for the missing tech brings all the characters together face-to-face with something much more nefarious… THE PREDATOR 2.0 A ten feet tall genetically enhanced and more advanced Predator who will crash the McKenna family reunion in suburbia."
    Ah so this maybe where Dutch comes into play??
  14. Predator_Spirit
    Yeah Boyd will be great in the lead role imo, He's been great in "Narcos" and i'm looking forward to seeing him in "Logan".

    The story and the giant supah pred are a different matter.A huge mistake.

    "You don't know anything yet... why despair...
     have you seen the designs and read the script?
    "The story takes places 30 years after the events of the first and second movies. A predator spacecraft crashes in Cuba during covert ops run by Lt. McKenna. Before being captured by the CIA and Traeger, he sends part of the downed Predator armor by mail to his son Rory. After the supposedly “comatose” Predator is revived, a race for the missing tech brings all the characters together face-to-face with something much more nefarious… THE PREDATOR 2.0 A ten feet tall genetically enhanced and more advanced Predator who will crash the McKenna family reunion in suburbia."
  15. Pvt. Himmel
    If that leaked synposis is correct, the script is probably horrible. I'm guessing that's partly why they haven't been able to secure the A list actor they've been after. They've struck out, what, 3 or 4 times? And that's just publicly. Really hope that story is untrue or at the very least been re-worked. Fans deserve better.
    I agree i am hoping that it was an early draft. I can't imagine Shane approving that kid of story.
  16. newagescamartist
    If that leaked synposis is correct, the script is probably horrible. I'm guessing that's partly why they haven't been able to secure the A list actor they've been after. They've struck out, what, 3 or 4 times? And that's just publicly. Really hope that story is untrue or at the very least been re-worked. Fans deserve better.
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