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Updated: Behind-the-Scenes Images of A “Face-Hugger” Inspired Breathing Mask for Alternate Ending of The Predator!

I think it would be fair to say that it is well known that the leaked draft of The Predator that was making the rounds last year featured an ending in which Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dutch appeared to recruit the surviving characters to his cause. It’s also pretty well known Arnold turned down the role but honestly, how many of us were still expecting him to climb out of that pod at the end of The Predator?

It’s starting to look like the Predator Killer suit was not always the occupant of Pod 03. That’s not to say it would have been Dutch, as the props below look purposefully designed to obscure the face, but from the comments the artists are making, this was from an alternate ending to The Predator!

Jon K. Miller and Sara Villarreal both shared some really cool photos of an interesting prop that we never saw in the finished film.

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According to the captions from both Jon and Sara, the resemblance to an Alien facehugger was quite deliberate. You can even see a Weyland-Yutani logo on there!

The prop is actually based on designs by Fausto De Martini who previously shared his designs for both this breathing mask and the pod seen at the end of the film. In the concept art, the pod also has Weyland-Yutani markings but they were removed for the finished film (though it still retains the text Pod 03 in English).

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On the comments on Instagram, Fausto revealed that the Weyland-Yutani logo was actually requested from management, nor was this originally supposed to be a Predator pod. It’s unknown if the scene was actually filmed or if it was dropped before filming but the question remains! Who was envisioned to be the occupant of this pod?

Thanks to Christopher Cooksey for bringing this to our attention! Keep checking in with Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on The Predator! You can follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube to get the latest on your social media walls. You can also join in with fellow Alien and Predator fans on our forums!

Update 05/12/2018 – ADI’s Alec Gillis also shared a short clip of the prop with some additional commentary.



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  1. XenoHunter99
    I think the Star Wars movies are only alive and kicking because they say Star Wars in the title. As for the money, if I sell 5 billion worth of crap then hooray for me. But that doesn't change the fact that it's still crap.

    I agree. But if you're a big corporation like Disney, the money is all that matters. I think the Solo movie proved there are limits to what you can do, even when the label says Star Wars.
  2. Voodoo Magic
    Geez. You're all acting like a time-travelling, Predator killing, back-from-the-dead Ripley is a bad idea!!

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/wrBURfbZmqqXu/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5c2797ec2f426c6b49badb6b

    It's kinda the karma a lot of this fan base deserves from where Im sitting. All the people who say they want a new direction with new characters and adult themes, were delivered exactly those things and hated it for not being more like what already was.

    Now, Im not saying there arent some of the fan base out there who see the prequels for what they are, on their own terms, with their own flaws, but ... HOW SOON WE FORGET!

    For Predator fans, no karma deserved this. At the time we had three films to speak of, and while some fans may not be fond of "Predator 2" and/or "Predators", there has never been a mass fan outrage over them that was going around, to deserve what came around:  An 11 foot Predator, an iron man suit with dreads, tons of comedy, a friendly Pred-Dog, and a child suffering from autism equating to a true warrior.

    I guess you could solely be looking at the time-travelling, Predator killing, back-from-the-dead Ripley scene and suggesting that is karma for Alien fans frustrated with the prequels, but it didn't even make it in the movie.  So I don't see any karma in play at all, if you buy into that sort of thing.
  3. Evanus
    Holy shit.

    Anyway,
    I thought the rumors were that Disney was going to shelve the fox moniker in the next 18-24 months... then again it is just a rumor.

    Bob Iger originally only mentioned that the Fox Searchlight and Fox 2000 divisions would be kept after the merger. People assumed from that, that 20th Century Fox would therefore be shelved. However, the latest news suggests that 20th Century Fox would be kept as a separate brand under Disney much like Marvel and Lucasfilm. Emma Watts (who worked with Ridley Scott to help realize the prequels) would effectively become Fox's version of Kathleen Kennedy.

    Quote
    While it doesn’t look like 20th Century Fox’s chairman/CEO Stacey Snider will be sticking around (as Alan Horn would likely take her role) post-merger there is now word from THR that Vice Chair Emma Watts will have a new role at Disney.

    Watts, a seasoned production executive with strong talent relationships, is in a different position. Her exact role at Disney is still being hammered out, although her duties are almost certain to involve guiding films now in the 20th Century Fox pipeline, including the marquee Avatar and Kingsman franchises (in recent days, Kingsman 3 was dated for release on Nov. 8, 2019).

    Watts has strong ties to such filmmakers and talent as James Cameron, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Vaughn, Ridley Scott and Matt Reeves.

    There are also signs that 20th Century Fox (with Watts overseeing), Fox 2000, and Fox Searchlight (Bob Iger has suggested they won’t be touching it) could stay as in and just report directly to Alan Horn. Not unlike other studios like Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm under the Disney umbrella

    https://thegww.com/20th-century-foxs-vice-chair-emma-watts-takes-new-role-at-disney-overseeing-future-fox-releases/
    Hopefully that means a third prequel is still possible.
  4. The Eighth Passenger
    I thought the rumors were that Disney was going to shelve the fox moniker in the next 18-24 months... then again it is just a rumor.

    Bob Iger originally only mentioned that the Fox Searchlight and Fox 2000 divisions would be kept after the merger. People assumed from that, that 20th Century Fox would therefore be shelved. However, the latest news suggests that 20th Century Fox would be kept as a separate brand under Disney much like Marvel and Lucasfilm. Emma Watts (who worked with Ridley Scott to help realize the prequels) would effectively become Fox's version of Kathleen Kennedy.

    Quote
    While it doesn’t look like 20th Century Fox’s chairman/CEO Stacey Snider will be sticking around (as Alan Horn would likely take her role) post-merger there is now word from THR that Vice Chair Emma Watts will have a new role at Disney.

    Watts, a seasoned production executive with strong talent relationships, is in a different position. Her exact role at Disney is still being hammered out, although her duties are almost certain to involve guiding films now in the 20th Century Fox pipeline, including the marquee Avatar and Kingsman franchises (in recent days, Kingsman 3 was dated for release on Nov. 8, 2019).

    Watts has strong ties to such filmmakers and talent as James Cameron, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Vaughn, Ridley Scott and Matt Reeves.

    There are also signs that 20th Century Fox (with Watts overseeing), Fox 2000, and Fox Searchlight (Bob Iger has suggested they won’t be touching it) could stay as in and just report directly to Alan Horn. Not unlike other studios like Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm under the Disney umbrella

    https://thegww.com/20th-century-foxs-vice-chair-emma-watts-takes-new-role-at-disney-overseeing-future-fox-releases/
  5. Never say no to Panda!
    They just cloned and milked her. In AvP Aliens killed Predators and Ripley killed Aliens so... Ripley > Alien > Predator...sooo when you put some stuff from her spine into your body you'll become a Predator Killer! Would be dumb enough to fit this movie :D
  6. MrPeterKeyes666
    LOL can't help but laugh that I predicted this back in July-
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    The Predator (2018) / Re: The Predator Will Set Up 2 Sequels
    « on: Jul 19, 2018, 06:52:26 PM »
    Would not be surprised if the sequels are AVP movies. With the comments from Comic Con and the added references added back in previous reshoots, plus a new 2 day reshoot next week(post credit scene?)- it's leading me to believe that's what is next."
    My guess is Fox knew the film was not going to perform well but Disney would still want to do something with Alien and Predator(original IP, still generate merchandise)- so a return to Alien Vs. Predator would have made sense. My guess is they were not able to secure either Arnold or Sigourney in time to film a cameo(or reach a deal) and we got the suit ending instead. Were any of these alternate endings screened?
  7. newagescamartist
    Geez. You're all acting like a time-travelling, Predator killing, back-from-the-dead Ripley is a bad idea!!

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/wrBURfbZmqqXu/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5c2797ec2f426c6b49badb6b

    It's kinda the karma a lot of this fan base deserves from where Im sitting. All the people who say they want a new direction with new characters and adult themes, were delivered exactly those things and hated it for not being more like what already was.

    Now, Im not saying there arent some of the fan base out there who see the prequels for what they are, on their own terms, with their own flaws, but ... HOW SOON WE FORGET!

    Weaponizing autism and iron man suits...I just don't have words. Do you think Dekker and Black were being super meta when they created the Predator killer? That's like the entire joke, right?

    I agree about the prequels though. I don't really have much of a problem with that stuff because it's pretty ambiguous and open ended. I like the prequels! I'm in the minority.  :laugh:
  8. CainsSon
    Let's not anoint Disney the saviors yet. They haven't exactly knocked it out of the park with Star Wars, and I'd argue SW is easier to get right than the Alien/Predator franchises. And I'm sure Disney won't take any risks. If I was a betting man, I'd put money on an AVP movie rated pg13 before we get anything else from Disney. Another PG13 AVP movie...yay? Who would really be excited for that? I mean, yea, if they make it good, but what are the chances of that? But seriously, I'm guessing these franchises are both dead for now as motion pictures.

    A PG-13 Disney produced AVP film will be miles better than every Predator film, other than the first. Remember AVP and AVP-R. The Alien series is more than halfway to greatness again, in comparison to the garbage Fox has produced from these franchises. The Alien Prequels may not be perfect but they are far better than anything past 1993.


    Should the Star Wars be in panic mode? Well yea it should. It's bread and butter film popularity is at a all time low and it's all thanks to The Last Jedi.

    Every single bit of Star Wars Disney has produced, has been light years above Episodes 1 - 3. Light years!

    Disney may not be everything we need here, but it will be a blessing to these franchises.
  9. Xenomrph
    Someone asked Fred Dekker on his FB page if this was meant for a Dutch or Ripley cameo and he replied with Yes....
    Just because he said that doesn't mean Ripley was a serious option. Dutch (the extremely likely correct answer) was just among the things listed, and he confirmed it. The person asking the question could have said "Dutch, Ripley, Jerry Lewis, Spider-Man, or Taylor Swift" and the answer to the question is still "yes".
    Welp, I stand corrected!
  10. CainsSon
    Geez. You're all acting like a time-travelling, Predator killing, back-from-the-dead Ripley is a bad idea!!

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/wrBURfbZmqqXu/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5c2797ec2f426c6b49badb6b

    It's kinda the karma a lot of this fan base deserves from where Im sitting. All the people who say they want a new direction with new characters and adult themes, were delivered exactly those things and hated it for not being more like what already was.

    Now, Im not saying there arent some of the fan base out there who see the prequels for what they are, on their own terms, with their own flaws, but ... HOW SOON WE FORGET!

     
  11. newagescamartist
    I think the Star Wars movies are only alive and kicking because they say Star Wars in the title. As for the money, if I sell 5 billion worth of crap then hooray for me. But that doesn't change the fact that it's still crap.

    Nor does it change the "fact" that the Alien movies could be making billions and getting great press and some 'fans' would still whine.

    You might like the new SW movies, that's fine, but we just saw a SW movie flop. That's unheard of. We're used to seeing Alien/Predator movies flop. That's not novel at all. The quality and sheer idiocy of The Predator and its production was pretty novel though, I have to admit.
  12. SM
    I think the Star Wars movies are only alive and kicking because they say Star Wars in the title. As for the money, if I sell 5 billion worth of crap then hooray for me. But that doesn't change the fact that it's still crap.

    Nor does it change the "fact" that the Alien movies could be making billions and getting great press and some 'fans' would still whine.
  13. SiL
    The current plan suggests that Fox will still exist, just with "A Disney Corporation Company" rather than "A New Corporation Company" title at the bottom of the logo.
  14. Enjoy
    This is out of nowhere.  ???
    So i think disney and fox should make a new predator movie with legend studios and a hungry talented director.
    Get a great writer to go back to the roots of a predator hunting people in a warzone or some ofther space alien on someother planet.
    Simplify it and just get rid of all the plots dealing with dna  and a set up to another movie.
    Strike a balence and make the predator less cartoonish and less horror, campy , silly . More real and brutal and bleak and hardcore R. Less glossy fancy bright light predator space age gear and more tribal frreaky look.
    Back to the roots. Less fancy and more real.
  15. David's Creation
    Possible plans include:

    1. Absolutely nothing, but maybe letting the EU continue just for some extra pennies.

    2. PG-13 safe fanboy-service movies with colonial marines that focus on action instead of horror.

    3. Cheap R-rated media, like $10 million movies or streaming shows.

    4. Selling the IP’s off to another studio who releases more R-rated films, which seems doubtful because the merchandise is profitable.

    I’ll be very surprised if they do anything different from these four routes.  People expecting Disney to save these R-rated horror franchises seem delusional to me.  Hopefully Disney surprises me and I have to eat my hat.
  16. Highland
    I think the movies themselves have been successful whether you like them or not. They've not really been managed well though as a series.

    Two directors fired, two films needed re-cut, another trilogy director let go, Stand alone films put on hold.

    You'd have to be mega shill to pretend it's been plane sailing.
  17. Seriously WTF
    Yet beautiful designs,,,, what the hell was going on with this film ..,
    Will be a cool Neca figure as is GI Joe Predator.
    Just Wow ... though
  18. Huggs
    I think the Star Wars movies are only alive and kicking because they say Star Wars in the title. As for the money, if I sell 5 billion worth of crap then hooray for me. But that doesn't change the fact that it's still crap.
  19. newagescamartist
    Let's not anoint Disney the saviors yet. They haven't exactly knocked it out of the park with Star Wars, and I'd argue SW is easier to get right than the Alien/Predator franchises. And I'm sure Disney won't take any risks. If I was a betting man, I'd put money on an AVP movie rated pg13 before we get anything else from Disney. Another PG13 AVP movie...yay? Who would really be excited for that? I mean, yea, if they make it good, but what are the chances of that? But seriously, I'm guessing these franchises are both dead for now as motion pictures.
  20. XenoHunter99
    Royce reveal would have been good. I like Predators and it makes sense.

    Why is anyone surprised? I'd have liked a good movie, but I expected disappointment. The more info revealed, the stronger the expectation. Now, it's all looney toons. We're seeing the all the wacky things that happened when the wrong people got their hands on the controls. It's bodes ill for future movies.

    Before praying too hard to the Disney gods, look at what's happened to the properties under their control. It's not all bad news, but Disney is hardly a slam dunk for the future of Alien, Predator, or even AVP.  :(
  21. Perfect-Organism
    Cannot operate disc!  What the F!!!!????

    Will I never get to see this film?
    Putting a Blu-ray in a DVD player will give this error.

    The odds of me making that mistake are one in... vermillion.  ;D

    Updated the player.  No change.   :'(

    If the dvd works, just play the DVD. That's what I had to do with skull island back when I just had my PS3.

    Ya, I bought the 4 -disc set with all the Predator films, so only blu rays in that set.  Dammit!  So close to seeing that film finally!

    It may be time for a new player.  Anyway, I guess I'm out of this convo.  Lol!

    Cannot operate disc!  What the F!!!!????

    Will I never get to see this film?
    Putting a Blu-ray in a DVD player will give this error.

    The odds of me making that mistake are one in... vermillion.  ;D

    Updated the player.  No change.   :'(
    Touché

    I jest!  ;-)
  22. Huggs
    Cannot operate disc!  What the F!!!!????

    Will I never get to see this film?
    Putting a Blu-ray in a DVD player will give this error.

    The odds of me making that mistake are one in... vermillion.  ;D

    Updated the player.  No change.   :'(

    If the dvd works, just play the DVD. That's what I had to do with skull island back when I just had my PS3.
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