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Artists Share More The Predator Menagerie Concept Art!

Last week studioADI shared a video looking at some of the unseen concepts for the Upgrade Predator’s “Menagerie” which was ultimately cut from the film. Only the film’s new interpretation of the Predator Hound would make it into the final cut. Now several more of the concept artists who worked on The Predator have shared even more artwork of these cut creatures.

First up we have a piece from Daniel Edery, of an early concept for the Predator Hound. This concept has some very obvious and distinctly Predator features in the way of the mandibles. This aspect of design for the menagerie was something the early scripts suggested but was largely removed judging by ADI’s video. The dreadlocks would be later added to ADI’s design during post-production.

 Artists Share More The Predator Menagerie Concept Art!

Predator Dog (Daniel Edery)


Next up is some new artwork from Kyle Brown! We’ve previously seen Kyle’s work on Predator Killer designs but now he has shared two early explorations of the Predator Hounds. As with Daniel Edery’s concept, this first one from Kyle features mandibles:

 Artists Share More The Predator Menagerie Concept Art!

Predator Dog


An even earlier design he posted shared more in common with Predators’ take on the idea of a Predator Hound. Kyle explained that the image was a: “Very very early pass at the Predator Dog/Hound for Shane Black’s The Predator. Some early info pointed to more connections to the other films, so I did a pass that linked them visually to the hounds seen in Predators (2010). This would be a creature fused with Predator DNA.”

 Artists Share More The Predator Menagerie Concept Art!

Predator Dog


And last but by no means least, we have a handful of concepts shared by Michael Vincent! The majority of these we saw in studioADI’s video but Michael added some additional context to the designs.

Michael also shared a coloured version of one of the sketches shared by ADI, explaining that originally the Predator Hounds were intended to be the size of horses!

I was asked to take a pass at the Predator’s attack dogs. They were originally going to be the size of horses… The colored render I did after the fact.

 Artists Share More The Predator Menagerie Concept Art!

Predator Dog


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  1. Huggs
    It boggles the mind why they thought that predator dogs were a good idea.  Number One it was already done in the previous movie (and better I might add)

    That was the least of their problems. What they gave us is an entire movie made up of all the bad ideas you could ever come up with. Glued together in a hodgepodge of visual misery, smeared in narrative poo, and garnished with two middle fingers.

  2. Bob
    It boggles the mind why they thought that predator dogs were a good idea.  Number One it was already done in the previous movie (and better I might add)
  3. XenoHunter99
    More fun designs! I love the dog. The second hybrid beastie could be a Lovecraft monster or one of Barlowe's Extraterrestrials. I don't know what went wrong in production, but the artists did plenty of good work.  :)
  4. The Old One
    In total honesty, when William Hudson
    "Sir, is this going to be a stand up fight,
    or another bug hunt?"

    I can almost imagine he's referring
    to something like this creature...

    Credit; @JokersWarPig
  5. TheSailingRabbit

    You know what that is?

    That is a nope.

    A nope I don't want to ever see in the shower, or my bedroom.

    Ah C'mon. These things crawl up through my air vents by the nest load during the summer months. You can take em'. Let me see that war face woman!

    What would "last stand" Hudson think of such defeatist talk?

    I would've run screaming out of the bathroom before pushing him in there. There's be no time for talk.
  6. The Old One

    I don't think it belongs in the setting of The Predator, but it's totally terrifying.
    Honestly I could totally see it being a species on a colony world that the USCM may have had to wipe out.


    Getting closer to "thing" territory. The design from Predators is still the most sound, in my opinion.

  7. Dontgopostingmyheart
    Of course, "most " animals on Earth dont have four limbs and a skeleton, I misspoke (typed) but they're ubiquitous among higher animals.
  8. Dontgopostingmyheart
    That's kind of like saying its weird and unbelievable that most animals on Earth has four limbs and an internal skeleton. There are exceptions sure, cephalopods and insects but reptiles, mammals, birds and amphibians all have four limbs and internal skeletons. Once life on a planet finds something that works, it sticks with it. If mandibles had evolved early enough in the development of life on Planet Predator than yeah, they're probably pretty common on that planet.
  9. Mr.Turok
    Its just slightly unbelievable, even for Predator lore, that every creature in their homeworld has to have mandibles to show "hey these guys are from Predator homeworld, see the mandibles show it".
  10. XenoHunter99
    Boooooooo. Everything from Predator World except for the Predator should have been cute and cuddly. That would help explain why the predators hunt on alien worlds.
    For all we know, that's true. Could be the Preds themselves were cute and cuddly until someone or something tampered with them. For all the material that emerged over the years, from what I can tell, the Predators remain somewhat mysterious.
  11. The Old One
    The last two
    hound designs are stupid;
    & The Official
    "The Predator" Hounds.

    The rest are convincing and
    I could easily see roaming
    a game preserve.

    Hybridisation itself is
    a tired stupid concept.
    As designs on their own-
    the rest is excellent.
  12. Predwars24
    Most of the hybrid concept art is actually worse than what we got in the film. I'd understand if a Predator Clan were to upgrade themselves, But I'm lead to believe that not only are all the Predators trying to upgrade themselves, but their pets as well? Spiders, Monkeys, and of course the dogs from the film are all just hybrids. It's just dumb at least for me.
  13. HashTag_TheSwag
    The Predator Spider makes sense because did you know that spider's are the fiercest killers in the insect kingdom?
    If they were really looking to break that billion dollar mark, they should have included a fight scene between a Predator and a polar bear.
  14. XenoHunter99
    As critter designs, a lot of these menagerie creatures had potential. The spider looks good. As a matter of tactics, the scorpion tail might work better slung over the top, but ok. How big was this supposed to be?
  15. The Old One
    Vertebrates and invertebrates exist for a start.

    If you go the scientific route, based upon what we know today-
    No- it wouldn't make sense; because in nature there's hardly even two arthropods that possess similar mandibles.

    So even if you want to make the argument that the mandibles make sense because they evolved on the same world-
    Fair enough, but then just like animals on Earth you'd also have to concede then logically the mandibles would look completely different;
    because both would utilize them in completely different ways- as arthropods do, or even mammals.

    They would absolutely not look nearly identical as the last two artworks show.
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