With his new FX series Mayans M.C due for release next month, Edward James Olmos is doing the press rounds and has officially revealed in a new interview with SlashFilm that his character has been cut from The Predator.
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.
News of Olmos’ casting first came out in March of 2017 during principle photography. Olmos would be playing the character of Woodhurt, a General involved in the Stargazer Project. According to Alien vs. Predator Galaxy’s sources, Olmos’ character has been missing since the earliest test screenings from November last year.
Fortunately, Olmos’ didn’t take the cut to heart, stating that he understood the nature of the business:
“It was gracious of them to call me and tell me, ‘Hey, we really feel bad,’ you know?”
While Woodhurst may not be in the film, he’s a prominent character in the recently released prequel novel The Predator: Hunters and Hunted which involves a plot that revolves around the lack of Woodhurst in the movie and the position we find Sterling K. Brown’s Traeger in.
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