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Edward James Olmos’ Character Cut From The Predator

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.

 Edward James Olmos' Character Cut From The Predator

Edward James Olmos in costume alongside Boyd Holbrook.

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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Comments: 42
  1. HuDaFuK
    Bit late to commenting on this news, but this sucks. From Gaff to Lt. Castillo to Admiral Adama, I'm a big fan of EJO and was really looking forward to seeing him in the movie.

    As Whiskey says, I hope we at least get to see his deleted stuff on the home video release.
  2. germanator2
    I've been the biggest naysayer about this movie since the leaked pics of the friendlies. It goes against everything I know and love about this franchise. However! Edward James Olmos is a great actor and while reading hunters and hunted I'm seriously butt hurt his character isn't making it into the final cut. My perspective on the garbage script has been rotated 180 by the prequel novel. Pappy Elliott alone would be a great film the way Mr Moore wrote this book. My faith is completely restored from being the number 1 troll to I'm actually respecting Shanes decisions and bravado. Can't f**king wait for 9/14
    How was the book?
  3. The Old One
    It's the same as the rest of the cast, what happens when people who are typically considered- imperfect, flawed, shunned go up against the perfect Predator, one superior to our own ecosystem? Is there something in those "broken" individuals that the apex Predator can't anticipate?

    The idea has a lot of potential, Shane Black is an excellent; top-tier writer so, I'm not willing to write this off until I see it.
  4. azamultic
    I disagree with the kid as well but unfortunately for some reason his autism is the plot device that Shane chose to go with. Pretty lazy writing imo but I can overlook that as long as it doesn't focus heavily on developing that in comparison to focusing heavily on the predators and action. I'm really psyched to see sterling k browns performance. He was very well written in hunters and hunted. Reminds me of Gorman from aliens. Sneaky deceptive Bastard you can't wait to see die

    I think to call Shane BLack on lazy writing is a little bit off  :) I mean he is one of the most interesting screen writers, and he knows what he is doing(talking about the writing part). Now is he good for Predator franchise or is his writing style fits the Predator frachise is another question, I guess it's very taste depending. What I come to think, that this movie going to be interesting and probably a good "MOVIE"(for sure better AVP, AVPR and probably better then Predators), not sure about it being a good "Predator" movie. Now what I got from the theme of this movie is that the imperfect part of human race with dissabilities and such got a chance to prove themselves and save the earth, so in this case having an autistic kid does have a sense.
  5. YTL_Hunter_H2
    I disagree with the kid as well but unfortunately for some reason his autism is the plot device that Shane chose to go with. Pretty lazy writing imo but I can overlook that as long as it doesn't focus heavily on developing that in comparison to focusing heavily on the predators and action. I'm really psyched to see sterling k browns performance. He was very well written in hunters and hunted. Reminds me of Gorman from aliens. Sneaky deceptive Bastard you can't wait to see die
  6. KiramidHead
    Oh come on guys. At this point in time the movie looks to have potential. The predators look great, the supporting cast looks great together and there will be blood! I mean shit compare that to what we're seeing in the Terminator franchise and I swear Predator fans scored huge with the upgrade predator!

    But they took the silly movie with pussy jokes and a space rasta man and did silly things with it!
  7. whiterabbit
    Oh come on guys. At this point in time the movie looks to have potential. The predators look great, the supporting cast looks great together and there will be blood! I mean shit compare that to what we're seeing in the Terminator franchise and I swear Predator fans scored huge with the upgrade predator!
  8. brokentusk420
    I've been the biggest naysayer about this movie since the leaked pics of the friendlies. It goes against everything I know and love about this franchise. However! Edward James Olmos is a great actor and while reading hunters and hunted I'm seriously butt hurt his character isn't making it into the final cut. My perspective on the garbage script has been rotated 180 by the prequel novel. Pappy Elliott alone would be a great film the way Mr Moore wrote this book. My faith is completely restored from being the number 1 troll to I'm actually respecting Shanes decisions and bravado. Can't f**king wait for 9/14

    My faith will only be restored when they leave that stupid shit with the kid on the cutting room floor. I'm sure he's going to be as annoying as that tag along Suzie in the Lost World was. So many other things could have been done without having to write in some annoying kid who gets bullied.  Bunch of PC garbage being pandered here with that. 
  9. YTL_Hunter_H2
    I've been the biggest naysayer about this movie since the leaked pics of the friendlies. It goes against everything I know and love about this franchise. However! Edward James Olmos is a great actor and while reading hunters and hunted I'm seriously butt hurt his character isn't making it into the final cut. My perspective on the garbage script has been rotated 180 by the prequel novel. Pappy Elliott alone would be a great film the way Mr Moore wrote this book. My faith is completely restored from being the number 1 troll to I'm actually respecting Shanes decisions and bravado. Can't f**king wait for 9/14
  10. Huggs
    Is like they purposely are doing everything in their power to make this movie as bad as possible, so many reshoots and changes, if the movie is even decent i will very surprised.

    The reshoots have only eliminated negative aspects of the movie. While many still remain, it's more along the lines of working it's way up to "decent" now. And it might even make it there. But without all of those changes, I don't think it was going anywhere but down.
  11. D88M
    Is like they purposely are doing everything in their power to make this movie as bad as possible, so many reshoots and changes, if the movie is even decent i will very surprised.
  12. Actual Hybrid
    Completely removing an actor's entire role from a movie you specifically hired them for is, to put it lightly, kind of a dick move.

    But hey, it always happens.

    DarthWall275
    how is that a dick move? They didn't do all this just to cut him on purpose, and also I am sure they paid him. So I don't see where is the Dick move. In editing room when they see all scenes together and they begin polishing the movie they do find some scenes dragging too much, or they being asked to trim off the material to get in time limitations. So I still don't get where you ee a dick move  :(

    The man still got paid. He'll be fine.

    True.  Even still, its Edward James Olmos! can't he be escorting some trick-or-treaters?  Anything!  such a waste
  13. Huggs
    Completely removing an actor's entire role from a movie you specifically hired them for is, to put it lightly, kind of a dick move.

    But hey, it always happens.

    DarthWall275
    how is that a dick move? They didn't do all this just to cut him on purpose, and also I am sure they paid him. So I don't see where is the Dick move. In editing room when they see all scenes together and they begin polishing the movie they do find some scenes dragging too much, or they being asked to trim off the material to get in time limitations. So I still don't get where you ee a dick move  :(

    The man still got paid. He'll be fine.
  14. azamultic
    Completely removing an actor's entire role from a movie you specifically hired them for is, to put it lightly, kind of a dick move.

    But hey, it always happens.

    DarthWall275
    how is that a dick move? They didn't do all this just to cut him on purpose, and also I am sure they paid him. So I don't see where is the Dick move. In editing room when they see all scenes together and they begin polishing the movie they do find some scenes dragging too much, or they being asked to trim off the material to get in time limitations. So I still don't get where you ee a dick move  :(
  15. DarthWall275
    Completely removing an actor's entire role from a movie you specifically hired them for is, to put it lightly, kind of a dick move.

    But hey, it always happens.
  16. ace3g
    It has been reported through feedback from the screening but

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