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Fox Debuts Two The Predator Clips & New Poster at San Diego Comic Con!

The Predator panel at San Diego Comic Con 2018 has just wrapped up! A full hall, with some people having camped out over night, assembled to watch as the cast of The Predator introduced the panel with a behinds the scene featurette of the everyone arguing over which pop culture icons could take on the Predator! Spoilers are inbound! Ultimately it sounds like Elsa from Frozen and her ice powers beat out the Predator and it’s aversion to the cold.

20th Century Fox also debuted two short clips from the film. First up was a clip we’ve seen a publicity still of. Boyd Holbrook introduced the clip which focused around character interaction with Olivia Munn’s Casey Bracket waking up amongst the Loonies. The following description comes via Comicbook.com:

In character, the cast sit around a motel room and mess with a passed out Olivia Munn. Rhodes tells them to leave her alone. She wakes up and sees them staring at her, all five at the foot of the bed. “Morning sunshine,” Holdbrook said. “I really wish people would stop calling me that,” Munn said. She grabs a shotgun and Key won 10 dollars. Holbrook takes the gun from her. She tries to shoot him in the chest but the gun is empty. Key won another $10 this time. They all laugh. Hey name is Casey Breckett as revealed by an ID card and she’s a scientist. She runs for the door but is kept in the room. Holbrook says they’ll shoot her and let’s her go. Thomas Jane outbusts, “Eat your p—y” and she is caught off guard. The debate what he said and what he meant. Holbrook reveals she was gooing to get shot because of a vile of science. She finds tin foil animals on her bed and goes through her things. Holbrook encourages her to stay because she’ll stay alive. She read their file though, and thinks that he has gotten people killed before. Rhodes wants to know why they’re here in the first place. She’s a biologist and is on call in case there is contact. Holbrook won this bet and the cast erupts again. Holbrook rules they need “to find this thing” and expose it. Munn says it hunts people for sport. The cast debate what that means. Holbrook says he took its gear.

 Fox Debuts Two The Predator Clips & New Poster at San Diego Comic Con!

The reaction to the clip seems to have gone over pretty well, with many of the journalists in attendance commenting on the wittiness of the dialogue and the characters.

Prior to the second clip debuting, Shane Black talked about how excited he was about the new Upgraded Predators, saying that the Predators were taking mankind pretty seriously after at least two of their previous hunters never made it back! Birth.Movies.Death has the details below:

Shane Black was asked about the film’s “Badassery” and his answer focused mostly on how excited he is about this new big Predator. The idea is there’s a faction on the Predator homeworld who invested twice in Earth and didn’t get their guys back, so now they’re hitting us hard. This means they need a Predator that’s basically on steroids. Black talked a lot about the difficulty of creating a new Predator and making sure it looked threatening and quick despite being a somewhat silly costume in the light of day.

 Fox Debuts Two The Predator Clips & New Poster at San Diego Comic Con!

To prove it, we were shown the scene alluded to in the trailer in which the bigger Predator forcefully takes over for a typical Predator. They fight, and as you can imagine, it doesn’t go well for the lil guy. The giant Predator throws him onto a car, takes off his mask, punches his face in (like all the way in) and then rips his off his head. It’s fucking gross, and apparently isn’t even finished in terms of gore effects. This was followed by a sizzle real that seemed focused on violence and selling the film’s R-rated bona fides.

During the panel, Shane Black also spoke a little about how The Predator connects with the other Predator and Alien vs. Predator films before saying that he doesn’t think the concept is dead.

After the panel ended, Fox also released a brand new poster for the film! The poster was included as part of the swag-bags given to those who made it into Hall H but the Official Predator Fan App has some to giveaway to those who weren’t able to make it to San Diego!

 Fox Debuts Two The Predator Clips & New Poster at San Diego Comic Con!

The general response to the footage on Twitter seems to have been quite positive, with many commentators saying that they enjoyed the character chemistry, jokes and the brutal fight. Some expressed some dislike towards the panel deviating from the topic of the film so much.

You can head on over to some of the larger outlets for their full write-ups of the panel: Birth.Movies.Death, DeadlineComicBookResources.

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  1. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Tetsujin on Jul 30, 2018, 06:27:01 PM

    You know what, I'm just so in love with this cast. I could watch them on a talk show or something. They're such a genuinely interesting bunch.
  2. BigDaddyJohn
    Quote from: OpenMaw on Jul 30, 2018, 08:17:17 PM
    Re :The Upgrade.

    Spoiler

    From the way some of the dialogue has been changed and the way some of the promotional stuff is going, I think they've moved away from it being human-centric. It sounds more like Upgrade has been going around the galaxy picking out the best, and NOW he is on Earth. Not that he has yet taken in human-roid juice. That's the impression i'm getting from the last trailer and some of the press stuff. It seems like they changed it from emphasizing "human" to "lot's of species."
    [close]

    But he seems to have human eyes though
  3. OpenMaw
    Re :The Upgrade.

    Spoiler

    From the way some of the dialogue has been changed and the way some of the promotional stuff is going, I think they've moved away from it being human-centric. It sounds more like Upgrade has been going around the galaxy picking out the best, and NOW he is on Earth. Not that he has yet taken in human-roid juice. That's the impression i'm getting from the last trailer and some of the press stuff. It seems like they changed it from emphasizing "human" to "lot's of species."
    [close]
  4. Samhain13
    Quote from: Wysps on Jul 30, 2018, 04:09:08 PM
    Quote from: Samhain13 on Jul 30, 2018, 04:05:27 PM
    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jul 29, 2018, 11:18:50 AM
    Just read on a french website
    Spoiler
    that the scene showed at comic con where upgrade kicks fugitive's ass contain a shot where we see from upgrade's POV, and apparently he has thermal vision without his mask, just like in P2... I don't know if i like this, already found that weird in P2...
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    That was a mistake in P2, don't remember if in the extras they admit that. But in AVP-R and Predators and they the same vision from first movie.

    The Upgrade having that would only give benefits if he is hunting on Earth, in other planets it might make things worse.

    True.  It makes me wonder if the way in which they "upgrade" themselves is dependent on the planet where they spend the most time.  Like, they tweak themselves for their favorite hunting planets.

    Considering how big the Upgrade have gotten I find it hard to believe his goal was to hunt on Earth, what's the challenge now? He is even more overpowered against humans than he already was before. If an "upgrade" was necessary so they could have chance against a much superior prey, that they really were getting their asses kicked for years and couldn't beat I would understand.

    But becoming a 10 feet tall monster with better eyesight just so you can bitchslap humans easier just isn't what I would expect from a Predator.
  5. Wysps
    Quote from: Samhain13 on Jul 30, 2018, 04:05:27 PM
    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jul 29, 2018, 11:18:50 AM
    Just read on a french website
    Spoiler
    that the scene showed at comic con where upgrade kicks fugitive's ass contain a shot where we see from upgrade's POV, and apparently he has thermal vision without his mask, just like in P2... I don't know if i like this, already found that weird in P2...
    [close]

    That was a mistake in P2, don't remember if in the extras they admit that. But in AVP-R and Predators and they the same vision from first movie.

    The Upgrade having that would only give benefits if he is hunting on Earth, in other planets it might make things worse.

    True.  It makes me wonder if the way in which they "upgrade" themselves is dependent on the planet where they spend the most time.  Like, they tweak themselves for their favorite hunting planets.
  6. Samhain13
    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jul 29, 2018, 11:18:50 AM
    Just read on a french website
    Spoiler
    that the scene showed at comic con where upgrade kicks fugitive's ass contain a shot where we see from upgrade's POV, and apparently he has thermal vision without his mask, just like in P2... I don't know if i like this, already found that weird in P2...
    [close]

    That was a mistake in P2, don't remember if in the extras they admit that. But in AVP-R and Predators and they the same vision from first movie.

    The Upgrade having that would only give benefits if he is hunting on Earth, in other planets it might make things worse.
  7. Wysps
    Quote from: Xerxész on Jul 29, 2018, 11:31:58 AM
    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jul 29, 2018, 11:18:50 AM
    Just read on a french website
    Spoiler
    that the scene showed at comic con where upgrade kicks fugitive's ass contain a shot where we see from upgrade's POV, and apparently he has thermal vision without his mask, just like in P2... I don't know if i like this, already found that weird in P2...
    [close]

    Interesting...
    Not a good idea. Especially given that Upgrade
    Spoiler
    has humanish eyes which means (for me at least) that he should see humanish as well...so less thermalvisionish (what a word, dammit :) ).
    [close]

    Spoiler
    Well, I get the impression that the incorporating of human DNA into the Predators is more of a recent thing - that it may not have been going on for very long.  I wouldn't think that the Upgrade would be a perfect product of human features, with human eyes + human vision, not yet anyway.
    [close]
  8. BigDaddyJohn
    Quote from: Xerxész on Jul 29, 2018, 11:31:58 AM
    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jul 29, 2018, 11:18:50 AM
    Just read on a french website
    Spoiler
    that the scene showed at comic con where upgrade kicks fugitive's ass contain a shot where we see from upgrade's POV, and apparently he has thermal vision without his mask, just like in P2... I don't know if i like this, already found that weird in P2...
    [close]

    Interesting...
    Not a good idea. Especially given that Upgrade
    Spoiler
    has humanish eyes which means (for me at least) that he should see humanish as well...so less thermalvisionish (what a word, dammit :) ).
    [close]

    Exactly, it would make more sense
  9. Xerxész
    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jul 29, 2018, 11:18:50 AM
    Just read on a french website
    Spoiler
    that the scene showed at comic con where upgrade kicks fugitive's ass contain a shot where we see from upgrade's POV, and apparently he has thermal vision without his mask, just like in P2... I don't know if i like this, already found that weird in P2...
    [close]

    Interesting...
    Not a good idea. Especially given that Upgrade
    Spoiler
    has humanish eyes which means (for me at least) that he should see humanish as well...so less thermalvisionish (what a word, dammit :) ).
    [close]
  10. BigDaddyJohn
    Just read on a french website
    Spoiler
    that the scene showed at comic con where upgrade kicks fugitive's ass contain a shot where we see from upgrade's POV, and apparently he has thermal vision without his mask, just like in P2... I don't know if i like this, already found that weird in P2...
    [close]
  11. PredBabe
    Well maybe some of the test screenings forced them to change some things, but I think the studio was willing and eager to give someone like Black the chance to try and reignite the series.  :)
  12. Wysps
    Quote from: PredBabe on Jul 28, 2018, 01:33:22 AM
    Hah that's cute how excited he got over his action figure.

    Regardless of how some people may feel about the concepts being explored in this movie, I think it's awesome hearing him say that they got to make a sequel that they wanted to see rather than a movie that is completely dictated by the studio.

    I hope that's the case  :) If so, it's very reassuring that he is getting to make the movie exactly how he wanted it, and not FOX strong-arming him into changing its direction.
  13. The Old One
    If Shane Black hadn't wanted to make this in the first place, I'd say we'd likely be looking at the time gap between Predator 2 and Predators again.
  14. PredBabe
    Hah that's cute how excited he got over his action figure.

    Regardless of how some people may feel about the concepts being explored in this movie, I think it's awesome hearing him say that they got to make a sequel that they wanted to see rather than a movie that is completely dictated by the studio.
  15. Wysps
    Quote from: PredBabe on Jul 24, 2018, 11:20:34 PM
    Quote from: Wysps on Jul 24, 2018, 10:47:36 PM
    Quote from: Master on Jul 24, 2018, 06:35:59 PM
    I'm most excited by Olivia. That dress, those breasts Oh My!

    I know this is splitting hairs, but I do believe that is a velvet pastel green jumpsuit.  Indeed, a risky fashion choice which appears to have paid off with some viewers ;)

    Yep it's a jumpsuit and a damn cute one too. If you guys can peel your eyes away from her breasts you can see the really cute star details along the side.  ;)

    The devil is in the details  8)  Wait, is that a two piece?  I thought the front was just a cutout but it might actually be two separate pieces.
  16. PredBabe
    Quote from: Wysps on Jul 24, 2018, 10:47:36 PM
    Quote from: Master on Jul 24, 2018, 06:35:59 PM
    I'm most excited by Olivia. That dress, those breasts Oh My!

    I know this is splitting hairs, but I do believe that is a velvet pastel green jumpsuit.  Indeed, a risky fashion choice which appears to have paid off with some viewers ;)

    Yep it's a jumpsuit and a damn cute one too. If you guys can peel your eyes away from her breasts you can see the really cute star details along the side.  ;)
  17. Corporal Hicks
    Quote from: Tetsujin on Jul 22, 2018, 12:06:48 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJMqVvGRhQ

    I dig what Shane is saying about the fastness of the Predator. Makes me hopeful that the Upgrade is going to be doing more than just lumbering around.


    Quote from: The Cruentus on Jul 23, 2018, 03:13:08 PM
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 23, 2018, 02:32:13 PM
    Thomas Jane is a fecking legend! He sounds like a real character in real life.  :laugh:

    Father Jack, have you been drinking again?  :laugh:

    Ha. I haven't watched Father Ted for ages.
  18. BigDaddyJohn
    Quote from: King geedorah on Jul 21, 2018, 04:58:02 PM
    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jul 21, 2018, 04:09:00 PM
    Quote from: King geedorah on Jul 21, 2018, 04:02:08 PM
    so the classic-ish predator gets f**ked by the cgi cartoon predator. fantastic they sure do know what the fans want

    what exactly am i supposed to be hyped for in this movie? predators hybridizing? cringy shane black jokes? avp references? little kid using predator tech? everything about this reeks of a shitty resident evil movie. this movie has definitely earned the luke warm reception its gotten since the trailer.

    Fans often want delusional and stupid stuff for their favorite franchises, sorry but studios are better off without listening to them too much.

    Sounds like thats exactly what they did and took ideas from the worst fanfiction they could find, complete with deviantart tier OC predator who so much more "badass" than any other :laugh:

    Imagine how much worse it could have been with so called fans having their say in the final product though  :laugh: :laugh:
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