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Introducing The Predator’s Emissary Predators!

One of the most publicised removed aspects of The Predator following the extensive third act reshoots was the complete removal of a sub-plot that involved two Emissary Predators who were actively working against the Upgrade Predator and his fellow clan members.

Kyle Strauts, one of the performers who wore that extra-terrestrial reptilian skin, has been sharing some pictures on his Instagram of his time on the set of The Predator as one of the Emmisary’s!

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Titan’s The Predator: The Official Movie Special was recently released and that featured Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff of Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. talking about designing the Emissary Predators and how they approached differentiating their design from the Fugitive Predator and from one another. You can check that out below:

 Introducing The Predator's Emissary Predators!

We recently had the opportunity to chat to both Kyle Strauts and his fellow Predator performer Brian Prince for the AvP Galaxy Podcast so be sure to keep checking back in for when we release that episode! You can keep track of all the various behind-the-scenes images and information with us on the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy forums!

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  1. Voodoo Magic
    That makes sense.

    I can definitely see this upgrade clan not supporting individuality / individualists for sure. The same type of clan that would have a fugitive. The same type of clan that would invade a planet, and kill other than for sport.
  2. Voodoo Magic
    I'm still not certain how I feel towards these Emissary Predators, but I really hope we're going to be able to see a great deal of this stuff on the blu-ray.

    However, often with movies that endured heavy narrative changing reshoots, the changes are never acknowledged / included in the supplementals of its initial breakout home video release

    Still, fingers crossed.
  3. burkewhimp
    What would u have thought seeing Predators wearing arming camouflage pants. Thing I don't get why would they be wearing them when they can go invisible. I'm so glad they didn't do that. It was a really stupid idea.
  4. Corporal Hicks
    Just to copy what I said in the figure thread >>

    I'd rationalised it as they've just been here that long. Their own clothing, equipment, whatever, was damaged in previous engagements or just over time and so they just made do with local substitutes.
  5. Mr.Turok
    It's not JW. It's the obvious underdog winning that is a classic tale of heroism that get's cheered for.
    Nah man. It was the fact that everyone, including myself thought Blue died after how hard she was slammed into the wall and how lifelessly she slid off it. Seeing how all the other raptors died, everyone thought she was done as done can be. Add to the fact that Roberta was going to get chomped up, with the idea all the raptors died, no one thought Blue actually made it until that awesome moment.
  6. Nathsp
    They got scrubbed really quick via Ion blast huh? Man there were better Predator fights in the comics than that. It should have been longer, show off more to how Upgrade is superior to them via close combat or intelligence. Plus a different take on the Pred/human team ups is a interesting take now against another Pred, especially a Upgrade. Plus the Emissary Preds could have explained more to why the Upgrade exists and the whole clan war thing going on. The Emissary Preds could have delivered so much to the table, this sucks.  :'(

    I'm not sure if that kept over to the filmed stuff (I'm going to ask Kyle/Brian actually) but damn, none of the films have really brought that Predator on Predator action on screen in a genuinely exciting fashion. I'd love to see a proper drawn out and exciting sequence.

    They didn't explicitly die in the filmed footage. They were both knocked from the APC when they were trying to use their cable weapons and the Upgrade uses a net weapon to catch the cable and send them flying. Their fate is left open ended.
    Damm I feel so picky saying this but sending the Preds away like that and not showing up is even a huge fault. Just pull a Jurassic World and have them tossed into a fire and explode or something instead of open endedness. Otherwise the audience expects them to be back later on.

    Actually they should pull a Jurassic World, that scene when Blue came back to save Roberta was actually f**kin intense that the whole audience got up and cheered. That shit would be cool!

    I agree that scene in jw is great,  the movie is not perfect but has good moments
  7. Mr.Turok
    They got scrubbed really quick via Ion blast huh? Man there were better Predator fights in the comics than that. It should have been longer, show off more to how Upgrade is superior to them via close combat or intelligence. Plus a different take on the Pred/human team ups is a interesting take now against another Pred, especially a Upgrade. Plus the Emissary Preds could have explained more to why the Upgrade exists and the whole clan war thing going on. The Emissary Preds could have delivered so much to the table, this sucks.  :'(

    I'm not sure if that kept over to the filmed stuff (I'm going to ask Kyle/Brian actually) but damn, none of the films have really brought that Predator on Predator action on screen in a genuinely exciting fashion. I'd love to see a proper drawn out and exciting sequence.

    They didn't explicitly die in the filmed footage. They were both knocked from the APC when they were trying to use their cable weapons and the Upgrade uses a net weapon to catch the cable and send them flying. Their fate is left open ended.
    Damm I feel so picky saying this but sending the Preds away like that and not showing up is even a huge fault. Just pull a Jurassic World and have them tossed into a fire and explode or something instead of open endedness. Otherwise the audience expects them to be back later on.

    Actually they should pull a Jurassic World, that scene when Blue came back to save Roberta was actually f**kin intense that the whole audience got up and cheered. That shit would be cool!
  8. BigDaddyJohn
    They got scrubbed really quick via Ion blast huh? Man there were better Predator fights in the comics than that. It should have been longer, show off more to how Upgrade is superior to them via close combat or intelligence. Plus a different take on the Pred/human team ups is a interesting take now against another Pred, especially a Upgrade. Plus the Emissary Preds could have explained more to why the Upgrade exists and the whole clan war thing going on. The Emissary Preds could have delivered so much to the table, this sucks.  :'(

    I'm not sure if that kept over to the filmed stuff (I'm going to ask Kyle/Brian actually) but damn, none of the films have really brought that Predator on Predator action on screen in a genuinely exciting fashion. I'd love to see a proper drawn out and exciting sequence.

    They didn't explicitly die in the filmed footage. They were both knocked from the APC when they were trying to use their cable weapons and the Upgrade uses a net weapon to catch the cable and send them flying. Their fate is left open ended.

    Well, that looks interesting.
  9. Corporal Hicks
    They got scrubbed really quick via Ion blast huh? Man there were better Predator fights in the comics than that. It should have been longer, show off more to how Upgrade is superior to them via close combat or intelligence. Plus a different take on the Pred/human team ups is a interesting take now against another Pred, especially a Upgrade. Plus the Emissary Preds could have explained more to why the Upgrade exists and the whole clan war thing going on. The Emissary Preds could have delivered so much to the table, this sucks.  :'(

    I'm not sure if that kept over to the filmed stuff (I'm going to ask Kyle/Brian actually) but damn, none of the films have really brought that Predator on Predator action on screen in a genuinely exciting fashion. I'd love to see a proper drawn out and exciting sequence.

    They didn't explicitly die in the filmed footage. They were both knocked from the APC when they were trying to use their cable weapons and the Upgrade uses a net weapon to catch the cable and send them flying. Their fate is left open ended.
  10. Wysps
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Can't believe some people actually get paid to write such bad scripts, the lines that were used, such cringe garbage. Easy money right there.

    I think the emissaries could have been a decent addition to the movie, it’s just the way they were taken out was so underwhelming. We get that the Upgrade is strong - but for them to be wiped so quickly and after saying something along the lines of, “yeah - there may be no hope after all” is just... wasteful of their potential  :-\
  11. Corporal Hicks
    They got scrubbed really quick via Ion blast huh? Man there were better Predator fights in the comics than that. It should have been longer, show off more to how Upgrade is superior to them via close combat or intelligence. Plus a different take on the Pred/human team ups is a interesting take now against another Pred, especially a Upgrade. Plus the Emissary Preds could have explained more to why the Upgrade exists and the whole clan war thing going on. The Emissary Preds could have delivered so much to the table, this sucks.  :'(

    I'm not sure if that kept over to the filmed stuff (I'm going to ask Kyle/Brian actually) but damn, none of the films have really brought that Predator on Predator action on screen in a genuinely exciting fashion. I'd love to see a proper drawn out and exciting sequence.
  12. Mr.Turok
    They got scrubbed really quick via Ion blast huh? Man there were better Predator fights in the comics than that. It should have been longer, show off more to how Upgrade is superior to them via close combat or intelligence. Plus a different take on the Pred/human team ups is a interesting take now against another Pred, especially a Upgrade. Plus the Emissary Preds could have explained more to why the Upgrade exists and the whole clan war thing going on. The Emissary Preds could have delivered so much to the table, this sucks.  :'(

    Plus I don't get how people got upset with the military fatigues. Why is it in media that humans can adopt alien stuff but the reverse is forbidden? Sure Pred tech is better by far but as it shows, its not replaced entirely. They still got the shurikens, plasmacasters, wristblades, and cloaking tech for example. Hell, Fugitive made good use of our low tier guns during his escape.
  13. Samhain13
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    Can't believe some people actually get paid to write such bad scripts, the lines that were used, such cringe garbage. Easy money right there.
  14. Nathsp
    I don't understand all this clamoring for some extended cut like it would have made a difference in the quality of the movie. Its trash. It was trash when it was just a script. People are acting like the cutting of two of the dumbest looking predator designs in history, made the movie bad. If anything they cut some of the crappier ideas they had and did us a favor. Which isn't say much at all considering the crap we got.

    Predator spiders, imagine how deep into shit shame black was going to put the franchice, they decided to cut and reshoot even having to put a lot of money, imagine how bad it was, i mean what we got is bad as hell, i cant imagine something worse
  15. brokentusk420
    I don't understand all this clamoring for some extended cut like it would have made a difference in the quality of the movie. Its trash. It was trash when it was just a script. People are acting like the cutting of two of the dumbest looking predator designs in history, made the movie bad. If anything they cut some of the crappier ideas they had and did us a favor. Which isn't say much at all considering the crap we got.
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