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Christopher Golden’s Predator Prequel Cancelled

Do you remember that prequel novel to the original Predator that was reported on last August? The one that would be written by Christopher Golden and would apparently retcon Predator to include two Predators? Evidently it’s been canceled and it was never approved in the first place.

“Two Predators race through space, one a rogue, the other in pursuit. Their conflict brings them to Earth, where the rogue launches the assault on “Dutch” Schaefer and his unit, as seen in the 1987 movie Predator. The pursuing Yautja arrives and stops the rogue. In an ironic twist, however, he is mistaken for the rogue and attacked by Schaefer, who seeks to avenge his men.”

 Christopher Golden's Predator Prequel Cancelled

Christopher Golden’s Predator prequel has been cancelled.

The BNC CataList page that revealed this novel to the world has since been updated to say that the book was cancelled. When asked by a member of the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy community, Christopher Golden informed that the novel had never been approved: “It was never approved and should not have been announced before it was.

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Comments: 36
  1. The Alien Predator
    With/about?
    With me, about why Aliens are cool.

    Thank you for joining us for this interview, Xenomrph, let's us begin. Why are Aliens cool?  :P
    Well you see they're scary, but they're also unique and visually interesting, which makes them cool to look at while also making them even scarier. I wouldn't want to run into an Alien in a dark alley if you know what I mean!
    They can also do a lot of cool stuff, like cling to walls, spit acid, and pop out of people's chests.

    Indeed, I've loved the Aliens ever since I was 5 or 6, I always thought they were super cool but oddly never found them terrifying, just really awesome.

    But obviously if I did run into an actual Xenomorph in a dark alleyway, I'd shit enough bricks for a new Hadley's Hope to be built.

    I think I'd much rather run into your average Predator hunter in a dark alley. It'd still be terrifying, but he'd likely not be interested and leave.
  2. Xenomrph
    With/about?
    With me, about why Aliens are cool.

    Thank you for joining us for this interview, Xenomrph, let's us begin. Why are Aliens cool?  :P
    Well you see they're scary, but they're also unique and visually interesting, which makes them cool to look at while also making them even scarier. I wouldn't want to run into an Alien in a dark alley if you know what I mean!
    They can also do a lot of cool stuff, like cling to walls, spit acid, and pop out of people's chests.
  3. SM
    Yeah he got another gig.

    There were staffing changes in the licensing department late last year.  Perhaps this was a casualty.

    Could that be explaining why the Alien vs Predator vs Judge Dredd comic keeps being delayed? I think that began early this year.

    That's a little more confusing since they were three issues in. The scripts would've been completed months ago and you wouldn't think artwork would take this long to finish.
  4. The Alien Predator
    That's a good question, Xenomrph, maybe they "announced" it before it was approved just to see the reactions, and if they were positive, FOX would obviou$ly approve it ba$ed on all the reaction$ they'd $ee.


    But since that ^ didn't happen... this got silently swept under the rug "and was never approved nor was it meant to be announced". Some serious cloak and dagger cover up going on here.  :P
  5. PRJ_since1990
    Story gets leaked. Internet hates it. They come back with "Was never approved" and while I can believe that, I can't believe the overwhelming disdain for this concept had absolutely NOTHING to do with it.
  6. Xenomrph
    I see it almost as FOX trying to have their cake and eat it too. Revisiting recognizable movie staples (be they locations, characters, whatever) lets them snag the casual readers who only watched the movies and enjoyed them, while also snagging the more hard-core fans because they're ~*~ALL NEW STORIES~*~.
  7. SiL
    I see. So in the last one he picked up what they were handing out.

    Considering the range of topics they can cover this insistence on prequels/interquels rewriting the original stories is bizarre.
  8. Corporal Hicks
    Wait, so this is the same guy as those Alien inter-quel things?

    Does he pitch these or does he just get lumped with them?

    He only wrote the one.

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    AvPG – River of Pain is the third novel in the series and the first two have been written by good friends of yours. How did you decide that River of Pain was the novel you wanted to write?

    CG – When Titan editor Steve Saffel told me the plans for the three books, I had two responses.  The first was that it made perfect sense for him to hire three writers who were friends (and shared the same agent).  The second was that as much as I loved Tim and Jim, I wanted to write this third book because, as you know, it’s a prequel to ALIENS, set on Acheron (LV-426).  As I mentioned, the material with the Jorden family in the extended version of ALIENS was very exciting to me, and I loved the idea of telling their story.

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/website/interviews/christopher-golden/

    No idea about this Predator one though.
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