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More The Predator Coverage in SFX & Starburst Magazines!

As the countdown to The Predator’s theatrical release runs down, magazine coverage of The Predator continues.

SFX Magazine’s latest issue has a nice spread on The Predator, with some mini-interviews with Steve Johnson, the man who designed the infamous Van Damme version of the Predator, Jackie Burch, the original Predator’s casting director and Dark Horse Comic’s Chris Warner who wrote the current Predator run, Predator: Hunters 2!

 More The Predator Coverage in SFX & Starburst Magazines!

The Predator content is mainly a lengthy interview with director and co-writer Shane Black who talks about how before writing the new film, he and co-writer Fred Dekker dissected the original Predator to determine what elements they wanted to take forward into the new film.

Black also talks about how he wanted to handle filming the Predator itself now that the creature design is so well known. There’s not much in the way of new information but it’s still an enjoyable read. You can read the entire article yourself in our gallery.

As well as the written coverage, SFX also had a couple of new stills including some of the cast and the Fugitive Predator’s escape from the Stargazer base.

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In addition to SFX’s article, Starburst magazine also has a pretty good spread covering The Predator (though no new stills or information), the Alien vs. Predator series, Predator comics and some pretty awesome Predator artwork by Mark Reihill for their subscribers!

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Comments: 45
  1. Wysps
    Yeah that part was weird, probably a translation problem

    Any information on the origin of the Pred dog? The article mentioned something about it being created in a human lab, but not sure if that’s just speculation on their part...

    The article mentioned that Assassin was made by humans, too.


    Really weird  :-\ That doesn’t seem right, unless they’ve drastically changed stuff.
  2. Wysps
    Any information on the origin of the Pred dog? The article mentioned something about it being created in a human lab, but not sure if that’s just speculation on their part...
  3. The Old One
    Lighting and CGI stand-in reference I believe.

    Predator canine isn't as awful as I thought it would be, dreadlocks still bring down the design though.
  4. StangwMagik
    I don't think it's a suit, it looks like a mock up for reference purposes. I actually dig the skin markings, particularly the tiger striping.
  5. yautjapet
    I'm really curious about that new pic! I like those patterns. The middle passage beneath it reads roughly as such (not my translation, from the Google Translate app:)

    "A new kind of huge predator which is three in this work. According to Shane Black's information, predators for vs Predator which human beings created by secretly genetic manipulation. Height is about 3 meters. From the life-sized bust prepared at the shooting site, I can understand the size outside the standard. There is nothing weaker than Berserker in this, is not it? In addition, Predator Dog, which seems to have developed secretly by humankind, appears in this work."
  6. Wysps
    I've owned copies of Deadliest of the Species since 2006

    Incredibly I have not been able to get past the first issue

    I actually first bought the comic around that time and didn’t actually appreciate it until sometime last year. Definitely had to read it from a different perspective than the other comics, but think it’s great now. Not sure what changed, age maybe?

    Are there any plans to do a comic with this material?

    Not that I’m aware of.
  7. Wysps
    Making AVP canon is far from being "the worst idea ever". The AVP movies might not be good, but on a world-building level they didn't destroy or interfere with nothing within the canon of the franchises. They're not Alien: Resurrection. There are far worse movies and spin-offs out there. Keeping AVP canon is a smart move because for one it lets the door open for a future AVP movie that's actually good, especially now that shared universes are a thing, and also because hell, the Xenomorph skull is still there in Predator 2. Whether it's just an easter egg or not, doesn't matter, it IS there and it does confirm that Xenomorphs exist in the Predator canon, end of story. So you might as well make AVP canon; if The Predator were to blatantly ignore AVP it would just be confusing for some people - the way Prometheus and Covenant were, but worse, since the Predator canon has a direct connection to Xenomorphs from way back.

    Yeah, I think people sometimes forget how old the connection between Predator and Alien is.  This is not just some new idea from the 2000's.  But as a fan I'd be better satisfied if the creators were to stick to the original source material (which is by far more enjoyable, imo) than try to come up with stuff outside of the lore - at the beginning.  They should establish AvP first with solid material, like the Noguchi or Delacroix stories, and maybe then start producing more original elements to the stories.
  8. StangwMagik
    Jesus that armor is an eyesore. I don't care if it's a "military or police issue armor" or whatever fanfic you wanna come up with. Its bland and ugly and makes The Predator look like a cheap parody of itself.
  9. Danversity
    Making AVP canon is far from being "the worst idea ever". The AVP movies might not be good, but on a world-building level they didn't destroy or interfere with nothing within the canon of the franchises. They're not Alien: Resurrection. There are far worse movies and spin-offs out there. Keeping AVP canon is a smart move because for one it lets the door open for a future AVP movie that's actually good, especially now that shared universes are a thing, and also because hell, the Xenomorph skull is still there in Predator 2. Whether it's just an easter egg or not, doesn't matter, it IS there and it does confirm that Xenomorphs exist in the Predator canon, end of story. So you might as well make AVP canon; if The Predator were to blatantly ignore AVP it would just be confusing for some people - the way Prometheus and Covenant were, but worse, since the Predator canon has a direct connection to Xenomorphs from way back.
  10. D88M
    "the idea is that a group of rogue Predators on their world is not happy that they’ve been bested not once but twice – and perhaps more – by humans. They send their champions, and the champions never come home. “This is not sitting well with a group that’s particularly contentious and ambitious. So I think they conspire to produce a second Predator, the one you see in the movie, who’s basically an assassin. He is bred using traits from other species that they have hunted to be the enforcer, the guy who just gets it done. He has a sort of under armour as it were, almost like a crustacean. He goes from one colour to another like a chameleon, so he’s got these weird survival skills."

    Technically not brand new info, but I'm interested by what this implies - it reads that Upgrade was specifically created/enhanced for a purpose, rather than just roiding himself out because he wants to be better. I'm also happy with the phrasing "a group of rogue predators," since it reinforces my strong preference that it's just one sect doing this rather than the species as a whole.

    That is actually a good and interesting idea for a story which gives me  a *little* hope hope in the movie turning out not so bad after all. But i cannot get over the fact that they are gonna include stuff from the AVP movies, basically making them canon. Is the worst possible idea.
  11. yautjapet
    "the idea is that a group of rogue Predators on their world is not happy that they’ve been bested not once but twice – and perhaps more – by humans. They send their champions, and the champions never come home. “This is not sitting well with a group that’s particularly contentious and ambitious. So I think they conspire to produce a second Predator, the one you see in the movie, who’s basically an assassin. He is bred using traits from other species that they have hunted to be the enforcer, the guy who just gets it done. He has a sort of under armour as it were, almost like a crustacean. He goes from one colour to another like a chameleon, so he’s got these weird survival skills."

    Technically not brand new info, but I'm interested by what this implies - it reads that Upgrade was specifically created/enhanced for a purpose, rather than just roiding himself out because he wants to be better. I'm also happy with the phrasing "a group of rogue predators," since it reinforces my strong preference that it's just one sect doing this rather than the species as a whole.
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