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Updated: The Predator Hunts The New Issue of Empire Magazine

Hot on the heels of the new production stills, we now have the full scans from August 2018’s issue of Empire Magazine! The article starts off with a set visit Empire did with the cast and includes quotes from “The Loonies” group as they were filming one particular scene.

The next section covers the original Predator and how Shane Black came aboard that movie and what it was like working with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura. The article then moves onto an interview with Jacob Tremblay who plays little Rory and what he thought of the Predators.

 The Predator Hunts The New Issue of Empire Magazine

Black says that he wanted to make the Predators scary and mysterious again. Enter the Upgrade Predator – “Bigger, meaner and nasty as hell. Ten feet tall and midnight black, bristling with spines, skin thickened with chitinous organic armour – the product of harvesting DNA From the deadliest creatures on every world it’s hunted. The ultimate expression of Predator dominance. It is, it’s fair to say, one giant, ugly motherfucker.”

Lastly, Empire catches up with Shane Black in June 2018 and the edit of The Predator is almost done aside from a few visual effects. Black states that it’s been a long arduous process, making The Predator – what with the reshoots and everything.

The director does actually say they reshot the last act changing it from daytime to night to make it more scarier. Obviously, the full extent of the reshoots you can read about in our article that we posted last week. The new issue of Empire Magazine comes out on Thursday. Thanks to Gazz for posting the scans.

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Update 15/07/2018 – We’ve snipped out and got decent quality versions of the new The Predator stills featured in this issue of Empire, and 2 shots from the original Predator that aren’t often seen:

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  1. Corporal Hicks
    @yautjapet the only "discussions" about this movie are goon boy fanfiction writing and speculation into where it fits in the so called AvP cinematic universe. Anything critical is either ignored or dog piled by condescending jacksses. Deny it all you want, you know true.

    This will never fail to amuse me. "All fans do is complain! They're never happy!" "Urgh, all fans do is circle-jerk over any crap they're fed." All discussion - positive or negative - is welcome as long as the people taking part act like adults and treat others involved with respect.
  2. BigDaddyJohn
    Damn could you imagine if they just went with featuring the upgrade for this movie and none of the more classic designs?

    I don’t think it’s so much as “turn off your brains”, but rather to “open your mind”. So many people are quick to write certain things off but forget that, if done right, it can be something you end up liking. We’ve kind of known what we were getting from the leaked script and when we see glimpses of said things from script (which a lot of it doesn’t look bad) we still have fans in an uproar and writing it off before seeing it completely play out.


    I don’t know. Most fans have given so much praise to Predator 2 and that movie clearly has its faults and campy moments, which I even love it for but still I’m trying to make a point here that what we’ve seen so far from The Predator doesn’t look like slop either.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Yeah so many people whine about their beloved little predator not looking like they wanted, but seem to give zero shits about the global movie quality potential... But hey, it's just cinema after all... Who cares huh...

    As long as it leads to movies that I can enjoy in the theatre, I'll take the hit  ;)  There is a line that I draw as far as how bad a movie can be before I start sitting them out, but this movie isn't coming anywhere close to that line, thank goodness.  It might turn into a cheese-fest, plenty of people like cheese.  As others have said, Predator 2 was full of campy moments and still ended up being an entertaining ride.

    I genuinely believe two things...

    N°1 : that it won't be as good as the first movie (i know, understatement of the year  :laugh:)

    N°2 : that it could totally be better than the second movie that i love so much.

    Regarding more sequels, if this movie happen to have one, i wonder
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    Haha I’ve been saying that too you all along
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    Yes indeed i remember that ! I just hope no one will spoil the test screenings changes !
  3. Ramjet311
    Damn could you imagine if they just went with featuring the upgrade for this movie and none of the more classic designs?

    I don’t think it’s so much as “turn off your brains”, but rather to “open your mind”. So many people are quick to write certain things off but forget that, if done right, it can be something you end up liking. We’ve kind of known what we were getting from the leaked script and when we see glimpses of said things from script (which a lot of it doesn’t look bad) we still have fans in an uproar and writing it off before seeing it completely play out.


    I don’t know. Most fans have given so much praise to Predator 2 and that movie clearly has its faults and campy moments, which I even love it for but still I’m trying to make a point here that what we’ve seen so far from The Predator doesn’t look like slop either.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Yeah so many people whine about their beloved little predator not looking like they wanted, but seem to give zero shits about the global movie quality potential... But hey, it's just cinema after all... Who cares huh...

    As long as it leads to movies that I can enjoy in the theatre, I'll take the hit  ;)  There is a line that I draw as far as how bad a movie can be before I start sitting them out, but this movie isn't coming anywhere close to that line, thank goodness.  It might turn into a cheese-fest, plenty of people like cheese.  As others have said, Predator 2 was full of campy moments and still ended up being an entertaining ride.

    I genuinely believe two things...

    N°1 : that it won't be as good as the first movie (i know, understatement of the year  :laugh:)

    N°2 : that it could totally be better than the second movie that i love so much.

    Regarding more sequels, if this movie happen to have one, i wonder
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Haha I’ve been saying that too you all along
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  4. skull-splitter
    You goddamn sycophants are ruining ALL movies, not just Predator. When you reward studios for making crap it just inspires studios to CONTINUE to make crap.

    But hey, at least you're getting a new Alien/Predator/Star Wars/Transformers movie. Who cares if it's garbage and long as it has a brand name you're familiar with on it! You'll go see it and you'll lap it all up without one critical thought about what you're consuming and all us rubes with standards and critical thinking skills are just backward babies who need to open our minds to being mindless consumers like the rest of you.

    Enjoy your prole chow while you can. Maybe if this movie fails you'll learn your lesson but I doubt it.
    I would agree if you didn't mention star trek and star wars and seemingly put them at a worse place than AvP and AvP-R...
  5. Huggs
    You goddamn sycophants are ruining ALL movies, not just Predator. When you reward studios for making crap it just inspires studios to CONTINUE to make crap.

    But hey, at least you're getting a new Alien/Predator/Star Wars/Transformers movie. Who cares if it's garbage and long as it has a brand name you're familiar with on it! You'll go see it and you'll lap it all up without one critical thought about what you're consuming and all us rubes with standards and critical thinking skills are just backward babies who need to open our minds to being mindless consumers like the rest of you.

    Enjoy your prole chow while you can. Maybe if this movie fails you'll learn your lesson but I doubt it.

    What a productive, informative, and intellectually stimulating post.

    Somebody should let Finn Haugen know there's been a breach. Hans! Where are you?
  6. von
    You goddamn sycophants are ruining ALL movies, not just Predator. When you reward studios for making crap it just inspires studios to CONTINUE to make crap.

    But hey, at least you're getting a new Alien/Predator/Star Wars/Transformers movie. Who cares if it's garbage and long as it has a brand name you're familiar with on it! You'll go see it and you'll lap it all up without one critical thought about what you're consuming and all us rubes with standards and critical thinking skills are just backward babies who need to open our minds to being mindless consumers like the rest of you.

    Enjoy your prole chow while you can. Maybe if this movie fails you'll learn your lesson but I doubt it.

    Yeah shoo man-baby lol
  7. Qanon
    @yautjapet the only "discussions" about this movie are goon boy fanfiction writing and speculation into where it fits in the so called AvP cinematic universe. Anything critical is either ignored or dog piled by condescending jacksses. Deny it all you want, you know true.
  8. BigDaddyJohn
    You goddamn sycophants are ruining ALL movies, not just Predator. When you reward studios for making crap it just inspires studios to CONTINUE to make crap.

    But hey, at least you're getting a new Alien/Predator/Star Wars/Transformers movie. Who cares if it's garbage and long as it has a brand name you're familiar with on it! You'll go see it and you'll lap it all up without one critical thought about what you're consuming and all us rubes with standards and critical thinking skills are just backward babies who need to open our minds to being mindless consumers like the rest of you.

    Enjoy your prole chow while you can. Maybe if this movie fails you'll learn your lesson but I doubt it.

    Because obviously you are perfectly legitimate to know what's the best thing to do for a new Predator movie, perfectly experienced and well balanced of course. Dude get the f**k out of here.
  9. OpenMaw
    ou can have a predator full of equip that can be agile, the armour can be made of alien material, like in pred 2, heavy doesnt need to mean heavy weight.
    But ey, if you prefer a dumb gorila with no armour, great for you, for me wolf pred is more menacing than this

    Oh yeah, the dude that fought the weakest weak ass aliens in the galaxy... Totally imposing there.

    I'll take Jungle and City Hunter any day. I'd put good money on Greyback being like the Lion Walken talks about in Poolhall Junkies

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfHAiIq-Yeo

  10. Qanon
    You goddamn sycophants are ruining ALL movies, not just Predator. When you reward studios for making crap it just inspires studios to CONTINUE to make crap.

    But hey, at least you're getting a new Alien/Predator/Star Wars/Transformers movie. Who cares if it's garbage and long as it has a brand name you're familiar with on it! You'll go see it and you'll lap it all up without one critical thought about what you're consuming and all us rubes with standards and critical thinking skills are just backward babies who need to open our minds to being mindless consumers like the rest of you.

    Enjoy your prole chow while you can. Maybe if this movie fails you'll learn your lesson but I doubt it.
  11. BigDaddyJohn
    Damn could you imagine if they just went with featuring the upgrade for this movie and none of the more classic designs?

    I don’t think it’s so much as “turn off your brains”, but rather to “open your mind”. So many people are quick to write certain things off but forget that, if done right, it can be something you end up liking. We’ve kind of known what we were getting from the leaked script and when we see glimpses of said things from script (which a lot of it doesn’t look bad) we still have fans in an uproar and writing it off before seeing it completely play out.


    I don’t know. Most fans have given so much praise to Predator 2 and that movie clearly has its faults and campy moments, which I even love it for but still I’m trying to make a point here that what we’ve seen so far from The Predator doesn’t look like slop either.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Yeah so many people whine about their beloved little predator not looking like they wanted, but seem to give zero shits about the global movie quality potential... But hey, it's just cinema after all... Who cares huh...

    As long as it leads to movies that I can enjoy in the theatre, I'll take the hit  ;)  There is a line that I draw as far as how bad a movie can be before I start sitting them out, but this movie isn't coming anywhere close to that line, thank goodness.  It might turn into a cheese-fest, plenty of people like cheese.  As others have said, Predator 2 was full of campy moments and still ended up being an entertaining ride.

    I genuinely believe two things...

    N°1 : that it won't be as good as the first movie (i know, understatement of the year  :laugh:)

    N°2 : that it could totally be better than the second movie that i love so much.

    Regarding more sequels, if this movie happen to have one, i wonder
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

  12. Wysps
    Damn could you imagine if they just went with featuring the upgrade for this movie and none of the more classic designs?

    I don’t think it’s so much as “turn off your brains”, but rather to “open your mind”. So many people are quick to write certain things off but forget that, if done right, it can be something you end up liking. We’ve kind of known what we were getting from the leaked script and when we see glimpses of said things from script (which a lot of it doesn’t look bad) we still have fans in an uproar and writing it off before seeing it completely play out.


    I don’t know. Most fans have given so much praise to Predator 2 and that movie clearly has its faults and campy moments, which I even love it for but still I’m trying to make a point here that what we’ve seen so far from The Predator doesn’t look like slop either.

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Yeah so many people whine about their beloved little predator not looking like they wanted, but seem to give zero shits about the global movie quality potential... But hey, it's just cinema after all... Who cares huh...

    As long as it leads to movies that I can enjoy in the theatre, I'll take the hit  ;)  There is a line that I draw as far as how bad a movie can be before I start sitting them out, but this movie isn't coming anywhere close to that line, thank goodness.  It might turn into a cheese-fest, plenty of people like cheese.  As others have said, Predator 2 was full of campy moments and still ended up being an entertaining ride.
  13. Nathsp
    a tiny agile heavy armour pred is the way..

    That is a contradictory statement that makes no sense.

    The first thing that came to mind were the awful line backer Predators we got in AVP. No thanks.
    You can have a predator full of equip that can be agile, the armour can be made of alien material, like in pred 2, heavy doesnt need to mean heavy weight.
    But ey, if you prefer a dumb gorila with no armour, great for you, for me wolf pred is more menacing than this
  14. BigDaddyJohn
    Yeah so many people whine about their beloved little predator not looking like they wanted, but seem to give zero shits about the global movie quality potential... But hey, it's just cinema after all... Who cares huh...
  15. PredBabe
    Damn could you imagine if they just went with featuring the upgrade for this movie and none of the more classic designs?

    I don’t think it’s so much as “turn off your brains”, but rather to “open your mind”. So many people are quick to write certain things off but forget that, if done right, it can be something you end up liking. We’ve kind of known what we were getting from the leaked script and when we see glimpses of said things from script (which a lot of it doesn’t look bad) we still have fans in an uproar and writing it off before seeing it completely play out.


    I don’t know. Most fans have given so much praise to Predator 2 and that movie clearly has its faults and campy moments, which I even love it for but still I’m trying to make a point here that what we’ve seen so far from The Predator doesn’t look like slop either.
  16. Johnny Handsome
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    Bigger, meaner and nasty as hell. Ten feet tall and midnight black, bristling with spines, skin thickened with chitinous organic armour – the product of harvesting DNA From the deadliest creatures on every world it’s hunted. The ultimate expression of Predator dominance.

    Alright, you got me, i think this is cool as hell. This thing looks like a monster because it hunted and killed things probably unimaginable to our brains, not satisfied with only taking a trophy but making the next step in evolution.

    I had my gripes with the idea, but having seen the design and knowing it's backstory, i'm very pleased and actually happy that we get a new critter like this.
  17. von
    I hate that idiotic argument, Von. "Its new so you have to enjoy it, eat the slop served to you you dumb pigs!' Whatever.  ::)

    got a point there. well, us Predator fans haven't been fed in 8 years!! we were bound to get something unfamiliar to our taste buds. it's a hard pill to swallow but this hybrid predator might grow on the new generation of fans i guess

    don't forget they;re giving us something "classic" (fugitive pred, ensemble crew, jungle/urban/suburban settings, taskforce, easter eggs etc) but mixing in some other weird ingredients (new pred armor, upgrade/hybrid pred, expanded mythos, new type of crew, lab facility setting, etc ). we don't know how it might ultimately taste like once all cooked and prepared!
  18. von
    Man the upgrade design has to be probably one of the most unimaginative and boring one in the predator movie history. Simply awful. And the fact it looks like it is CGI adds to the dumpster fire.
    Im totally agree, I think is dumb, lets make it bigger, yeahh, remove the armour, hulk doesnt need armoir, remove the helmet, and the canon..
    But sir black, the predator most iconic thing its the armour helmet, weapons and the mouth,,
    Thats true, we have to change the mouth as well..
    Stil dont believe how boring the upgrade design is, the wolf looks more pred menacing than this turd, a tiny agile heavy armour pred is the way..

    😂😂 “it’s not your typical beloved Predator” I think that’s what the movie might be trying to convey. Just maybe

    They’re giving us 2 interpretations of the “Yautja” (3 originally), so let’s just be content and enjoy the film in the theatre
  19. Nathsp
    Man the upgrade design has to be probably one of the most unimaginative and boring one in the predator movie history. Simply awful. And the fact it looks like it is CGI adds to the dumpster fire.
    Im totally agree, I think is dumb, lets make it bigger, yeahh, remove the armour, hulk doesnt need armoir, remove the helmet, and the canon..
    But sir black, the predator most iconic thing its the armour helmet, weapons and the mouth,,
    Thats true, we have to change the mouth as well..
    Stil dont believe how boring the upgrade design is, the wolf looks more pred menacing than this turd, a tiny agile heavy armour pred is the way..
  20. csutkakoma
    Man the upgrade design has to be probably one of the most unimaginative and boring one in the predator movie history. Simply awful. And the fact it looks like it is CGI adds to the dumpster fire.
  21. skull-splitter
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/empire-06.jpg

    "Predator and Shane review the shot. Predator wants another go so he can throw the security guard "properly.""

    The Predator looks much bigger there than in the picture where Boyd's character is being lifted up.  I know they're probably the same Predator (no indication otherwise), but it sort of looks like two different ones - even the hue of the skin looks slightly different.
    Oh the marvel of using colored lights...
  22. Wysps
    https://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/empire-06.jpg

    "Predator and Shane review the shot. Predator wants another go so he can throw the security guard "properly.""

    The Predator looks much bigger there than in the picture where Boyd's character is being lifted up.  I know they're probably the same Predator (no indication otherwise), but it sort of looks like two different ones - even the hue of the skin looks slightly different.
  23. Corporal Hicks
    I've finally snipped all the new stills -

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