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Edward James Olmos Joins The Predator Cast!

Though filming is currently underway for The Predator, Shane Black still has a few surprises left for us with the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, veteran science fiction actor Edward James Olmos has joined the cast of The Predator:

“Edward James Olmos is suiting up for The Predator, Shane Black’s reboot of 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi action franchise.

The movie is shooting in Vancouver with Boyd Holbrook leading a cast that also includes Room breakout Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Yvonne Strahovski and Olivia Munn.”

 Edward James Olmos Joins The Predator Cast!

Edward James Olmos joins The Predator cast! He is seen here as Robert Gonzales in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

Details about Olmos’ character were sparse. All Hollywood Reporter had to say on the matter was that Olmos would be playing a military character.

Edward James Olmos has a very extensive background in acting and he is certainly no stranger to science fiction. He’s perhaps best known to sci-fi fans for portraying Admiral William Adama in the reboot of Battlestar Galactica. He should also be familiar to fans of Sir Ridley Scott for his role as Gaff in Blade Runner, a role he will be reprising in the upcoming sequel Blade Runner 2049. He also recently appeared as Robert Gonzales in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

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  1. ace3g
    It has been reported through feedback from the screening but


    I'll leave it in spoilers until admin decides otherwise.

    QuoteEdward James Olmos was cast in The Predator in March of 2017, however, as the September release date nears, the Battlestar Galactica star told /Film during the publicity rounds for his new FX show Mayans M.C. that he's been cut out of the movie entirely. The good news is that Olmos doesn't have any hard feelings about it, and cutting his character may turn out better for the movie.

    The news of Edward James Olmos cut from The Predator came straight from the man himself. Olmos was said to play a military character, but the actor clarified that he would have played a four-star general, but ultimately his scenes weren't relevant to the story. "I'm not in the show though," Olmos said, "It was too long so my character, they had to take me out. They were like half an hour, 3/4 of an hour too long. So I understand why."

    Director Shane Black surely had to make some tough calls. Thankfully, Olmos understood, "It was gracious of them to call me and tell me, 'Hey, we really feel bad,' you know?"

  2. Corporal Hicks

    QuoteIn a recent interview with TheTrendTalk, actor Edward James Olmos revealed that he's to return as Gaff in Denis Villeneuve's belated sequel, Blade Runner 2049. Although the Blade Runner and Battlestar Galactica star was sworn to secrecy by the movie's producers until now, it seems he's finally allowed to talk about his role in the film - well, a little bit, at least.

    "This is the first time that I'm telling the world that, yes, I am going to be Gaff in Blade Runner 2049," Olmos said, before talking briefly about what his appearance might entail.
  3. HuDaFuK
    This is excellent. Big fan of his. Loved him as Lt. Castillo in Miami Vice, and also thought he was brilliant as Adama in the new Battlestar Galactica.

    Very happy to see him joining the film!
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