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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. 426Buddy
    We never know, the shooting has just begun.

    Arnold promised to tell to his fanbase immediatly if he was goig to be involved.Also, given the extremely negative reaction from
    TAFS, don't count on his involvment.
    Don't me naive, ever heard of NDA? Arnold can "promise" as much as he wants, he's a professional and if the studio wants his involvement to be secret, you're not going to hear a word from him.

    There is still every chance he's going to show up in this movie, and if not, the world won't stop spinning.

    The only naive guy is you Johnny Boy, you think this movie will rock.
    And nope, Arnold will not be in, they don't have the budget for even a cameo.

    How do you know this? Is it just conjecture or do you have factual information about what the budget is and what they can spend on actors?
  2. Stealth_Hunter
    We never know, the shooting has just begun.

    Arnold promised to tell to his fanbase immediatly if he was goig to be involved.Also, given the extremely negative reaction from
    TAFS, don't count on his involvment.
    Don't me naive, ever heard of NDA? Arnold can "promise" as much as he wants, he's a professional and if the studio wants his involvement to be secret, you're not going to hear a word from him.

    There is still every chance he's going to show up in this movie, and if not, the world won't stop spinning.

    Exactly. In fact, Shane Black said back in April he wasn't allowed to talk about Arnold's possible involvement which means he's not to get hopes up or an NDA is in effect. I personally wouldn't mind seeing Arnold in a cameo or small final scene, but honestly would rather he not be in the movie than given a large role.
  3. T888
    We never know, the shooting has just begun.

    Arnold promised to tell to his fanbase immediatly if he was goig to be involved.Also, given the extremely negative reaction from
    TAFS, don't count on his involvment.
    Don't me naive, ever heard of NDA? Arnold can "promise" as much as he wants, he's a professional and if the studio wants his involvement to be secret, you're not going to hear a word from him.

    There is still every chance he's going to show up in this movie, and if not, the world won't stop spinning.

    The only naive guy is you Johnny Boy, you think this movie will rock.
    And nope, Arnold will not be in, they don't have the budget for even a cameo.

    On CGI he is affordable.  ;)
  4. Predator_Spirit
    We never know, the shooting has just begun.

    Arnold promised to tell to his fanbase immediatly if he was goig to be involved.Also, given the extremely negative reaction from
    TAFS, don't count on his involvment.
    Don't me naive, ever heard of NDA? Arnold can "promise" as much as he wants, he's a professional and if the studio wants his involvement to be secret, you're not going to hear a word from him.

    There is still every chance he's going to show up in this movie, and if not, the world won't stop spinning.

    The only naive guy is you Johnny Boy, you think this movie will rock.
    And nope, Arnold will not be in, they don't have the budget for even a cameo.
  5. Johnny Handsome
    We never know, the shooting has just begun.

    Arnold promised to tell to his fanbase immediatly if he was goig to be involved.Also, given the extremely negative reaction from
    TAFS, don't count on his involvment.
    Don't me naive, ever heard of NDA? Arnold can "promise" as much as he wants, he's a professional and if the studio wants his involvement to be secret, you're not going to hear a word from him.

    There is still every chance he's going to show up in this movie, and if not, the world won't stop spinning.
  6. The Wolverine Predator
    This is so disappointing. I feel like by not having Arnie in the movie they are giving the fans something of a 'Raw Deal'  8)

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VWi6h6gMwFs/TTyg1ZFtTxI/AAAAAAAAAZo/64DnDfsmlyI/s320/theres-the-door-now-get-the-f**k-out.jpg

    If there was a shaky head emoticon on here, I'd be using it.  :laugh:
    How about this...🤦🏻‍♂️


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  7. N-Shifter
    I'm certain that Arnie will show up in a cameo right at the end, I really can't imagine that NOT happening. I don't care what Boyd says about it, he either doesn't know or he's under an NDA to not spoil it.
  8. walker31
    Arnold is in very good shape, he could easily make a real cameo. After all him and Shane have already worked together...on the first film.

    I am more upset about the presence of a child in a movie like Predator...especially when he could be the lead character...

    Holbrook already confirmed that Dutch won't be in it.
    I guess only Star Wars actors mislead or flat out lie about rumors to avoid spoilers with fans.
  9. T888
    Arnold is in very good shape, he could easily make a real cameo. After all him and Shane have already worked together...on the first film.

    I am more upset about the presence of a child in a movie like Predator...especially when he could be the lead character...
  10. 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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  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.  :)
  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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)
  19. 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
  20. 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".
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