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Alternate Ending of The Predator Was Filmed Featuring Ripley!

A few weeks back we reported on some concept art by Fausto De Martini for a facehugger-inspired breathing mask that was previously intended to be featured at the end of The Predator, prior to the “Predator-Killer” suit making the cut instead.

Alec Gillis of StudioADI also shared a practical prop that was created for the alternate ending. Now it seems that three different endings were filmed, one of them featuring Ripley in the pod.

Thanks to Yuri Everson, who shared these photos to Instagram confirming this, we can see this prop was in fact in front of the cameras at some point. And while I had to do a double-take, that is indeed Ripley’s name on the flight suit of the pod occupant, though Sigourney Weaver was not a part of any filming.

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His comment sheds some light on this, stating that a total of three endings were filmed:

“We shot 3 different endings for #thepredator, all variations of a “Predator Killer”. This unused ending was Predator Killer Ripley wearing the breather mask we created for the film. You can see her name tag there on her costume. Breanna Watkins played Ripley under the mask instead of Sigourney Weaver. The moving “fingers” and “tail” were deemed too facehugger-like on the day and were cut and removed by someone… Sorry @jon_k_miller who headed up making the breather mask for us @thestudioadi with @saratheterra @ape5150 Zac Teller and Lord Garth but they made me do it! Michael Diner and his amazing Vancouver crew made the pod. All in no time flat. More #bts to follow…”

The Weyland-Yutani markings seen on the concept art for the pod make a bit more sense now.

Breanna Watkins is a stunt performer who has been in a number of films including Star Trek: Beyond and Deadpool 2.

Personally, I have my doubts that a time-traveling, predator-killer armor wearing Ripley (or perhaps she was just the weapon herself?) would have gone over any better with fans than the ending we got.

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  1. whiterabbit
    What would an Alien birthed from ET look like?

    An alien with an even more dick-shaped head ?  ;D
    Lol!
    Think that's wild, wait until you see it's little mouth.
    It glows!  :o
    Just the tip.

    But ET looks more like a scrotum than a phallus so lose the little mouth and have a little scrotum drop down instead.

    Back on the even more insane in the membrane alternative acts... ET in the pod would have made much more sense. ET was intercepted on his journey home and is an intergalactically protected species. At least the motive would have been clear. And the upgrade Predator should have had a cowboy hat and giant belt buckle.

    No spurs?
    Being a Black movie of course they're should have been spurs included.

    Hmm, no "Stay on target" gif.

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/kPtv3UIPrv36cjxqLs/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5c37953968316561639fac64


    Yea, stay of target just like Traeger did right?
  2. TheSailingRabbit
    Hmm, no "Stay on target" gif.

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/kPtv3UIPrv36cjxqLs/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5c37953968316561639fac64

    Probably because the alternate endings are nonsensical enough.

    Now, if I started talking about how to bake Reese's Peanut Butter Cup cookies while trimming the cat's nails, then we'd get a "Stay on target" gif.

    Wait.
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  3. Huggs
    What would an Alien birthed from ET look like?

    An alien with an even more dick-shaped head ?  ;D
    Lol!
    Think that's wild, wait until you see it's little mouth.
    It glows!  :o
    Just the tip.

    But ET looks more like a scrotum than a phallus so lose the little mouth and have a little scrotum drop down instead.

    Back on the even more insane in the membrane alternative acts... ET in the pod would have made much more sense. ET was intercepted on his journey home and is an intergalactically protected species. At least the motive would have been clear. And the upgrade Predator should have had a cowboy hat and giant belt buckle.

    No spurs?
  4. Wysps
    What would an Alien birthed from ET look like?

    An alien with an even more dick-shaped head ?  ;D
    Lol!
    Think that's wild, wait until you see it's little mouth.
    It glows!  :o
    Just the tip.

    But ET looks more like a scrotum than a phallus so lose the little mouth and have a little scrotum drop down instead.

    Back on the even more insane in the membrane alternative acts... ET in the pod would have made much more sense. ET was intercepted on his journey home and is an intergalactically protected species. At least the motive would have been clear. And the upgrade Predator should have had a cowboy hat and giant belt buckle.

    Oh my  :o :laugh:
  5. Mr. Clemens
    Speak & Spell: "That is correct. Now, spell 'Xenomorph'.

    Gert (frantically typing on Speak & Spell): "EMERGENCY OVERRIDE 100375. WHAT IS SPECIAL ORDER 937?"

    Speak & Spell: "That is incorrect. 'Xenomorph' is spelled X-E-N-"

    [Speak & Spell impaled by alien tail]
  6. whiterabbit
    What would an Alien birthed from ET look like?

    An alien with an even more dick-shaped head ?  ;D
    Lol!
    Think that's wild, wait until you see it's little mouth.
    It glows!  :o
    Just the tip.

    But ET looks more like a scrotum than a phallus so lose the little mouth and have a little scrotum drop down instead.

    Back on the even more insane in the membrane alternative acts... ET in the pod would have made much more sense. ET was intercepted on his journey home and is an intergalactically protected species. At least the motive would have been clear. And the upgrade Predator should have had a cowboy hat and giant belt buckle.
  7. whiterabbit
    A back up 3rd alternate ending? Actually didn't Disney buy Fox... oh goody, here comes the alien/predator/star wars crossover.
    Like anything, handled properly, it could work. But 999,999 times out of a million, we'd get some awful ham-handed garbage.

    Jeez... bringing Star Wars into it would also by association bring E.T. into it...

    GERT vs. ALIENS vs. PREDATOR!!!
    As a sight gag, we could put a xeno on the flying bike :D But if we use 2002 ET aesthetics, all the weapons become walkie-talkies.  ::)
    Holy shit, my god, a xeno on a flying bike racing past the moon would be awesome. Calling it now, glowing xeno finger in the next alien movie. Oh and of course ET will be in the basket.
    Eh... that'll do huggs. That'll do.
  8. Huggs
    A back up 3rd alternate ending? Actually didn't Disney buy Fox... oh goody, here comes the alien/predator/star wars crossover.
    Like anything, handled properly, it could work. But 999,999 times out of a million, we'd get some awful ham-handed garbage.

    Jeez... bringing Star Wars into it would also by association bring E.T. into it...

    GERT vs. ALIENS vs. PREDATOR!!!
    As a sight gag, we could put a xeno on the flying bike :D But if we use 2002 ET aesthetics, all the weapons become walkie-talkies.  ::)
    Holy shit, my god, a xeno on a flying bike racing past the moon would be awesome. Calling it now, glowing xeno finger in the next alien movie. Oh and of course ET will be in the basket.
  9. whiterabbit
    A back up 3rd alternate ending? Actually didn't Disney buy Fox... oh goody, here comes the alien/predator/star wars crossover.
    Like anything, handled properly, it could work. But 999,999 times out of a million, we'd get some awful ham-handed garbage.

    Jeez... bringing Star Wars into it would also by association bring E.T. into it...

    GERT vs. ALIENS vs. PREDATOR!!!
    As a sight gag, we could put a xeno on the flying bike :D But if we use 2002 ET aesthetics, all the weapons become walkie-talkies.  ::)
    Holy shit, my god, a xeno on a flying bike racing past the moon would be awesome. Calling it now, glowing xeno finger in the next alien movie. Oh and of course ET will be in the basket.
  10. XenoHunter99
    A back up 3rd alternate ending? Actually didn't Disney buy Fox... oh goody, here comes the alien/predator/star wars crossover.
    Like anything, handled properly, it could work. But 999,999 times out of a million, we'd get some awful ham-handed garbage.

    Jeez... bringing Star Wars into it would also by association bring E.T. into it...

    GERT vs. ALIENS vs. PREDATOR!!!
    As a sight gag, we could put a xeno on the flying bike :D But if we use 2002 ET aesthetics, all the weapons become walkie-talkies.  ::)
  11. Huggs
    The actress playing Newt is stacked and I don't know how to feel about it.

    Been fighting with that one since the moment I saw it. It's breast not to think about it.

    There's no amount of rabbit facepalms I can use to convey my disappointment in your puns.

    That hurts. I make one boob joke and it goes "bust".

    Whole situation went tits up.

    I'm gland it's over. We'll always have the mammaries to look back on.
  12. Mr. Clemens
    A back up 3rd alternate ending? Actually didn't Disney buy Fox... oh goody, here comes the alien/predator/star wars crossover.
    Like anything, handled properly, it could work. But 999,999 times out of a million, we'd get some awful ham-handed garbage.

    Jeez... bringing Star Wars into it would also by association bring E.T. into it...

    GERT vs. ALIENS vs. PREDATOR!!!
  13. The Kurgan
    The actress playing Newt is stacked and I don't know how to feel about it.

    Been fighting with that one since the moment I saw it. It's breast not to think about it.

    There's no amount of rabbit facepalms I can use to convey my disappointment in your puns.

    That hurts. I make one boob joke and it goes "bust".

    Whole situation went tits up.
  14. Badwolf-00
    The actress playing Newt is stacked and I don't know how to feel about it.

    Been fighting with that one since the moment I saw it. It's breast not to think about it.

    There's no amount of rabbit facepalms I can use to convey my disappointment in your puns.

    That hurts. I make one boob joke and it goes "bust".

    https://media.giphy.com/media/wVcNP3TnXbl84/giphy.gif
  15. Huggs
    The actress playing Newt is stacked and I don't know how to feel about it.

    Been fighting with that one since the moment I saw it. It's breast not to think about it.

    There's no amount of rabbit facepalms I can use to convey my disappointment in your puns.

    That hurts. I make one boob joke and it goes "bust".
  16. AVP-CAPCOM
    The actress playing Newt is stacked and I don't know how to feel about it.

    My points exactly when Neill Blomkamp released his ALIEN 5 concept art of Newt appearing to be a boiler suit wearing version of actress Carrie Henn as she looks as an adult now- which "surprises" some fans.

    The comics were going for a slim, but stacked (big boobed) blonde. I'm sure that would impress the feminists, as well as be awkward for fans who "knew" of Newt before she reached the age of consent.

    Oh boy.
  17. funk_master_chunk
    Not been on here in a few weeks and I come back to this?

    Yowzer!

    WTF where they thinking??

    I distinctly remember Black speaking out saying that this film would be the 5th in the series but, my word, I could never imagine they'd try to bridge the AvP gap like this.

    Utterly shocking stuff!!
  18. whiterabbit
    Wait. Which images went down, the Newt ending? or the Ripley one? For a moment, when I logged in, I thought there was SURPRISE ANOTHER TWIST ENDING! lol
    What happened is that Yuri-san's Instagram account was apparently deleted, and apparently so was he. I'm not saying it was Vladimir Putin but...

    Why is Newt dressed like AOTC Padme?
    A back up 3rd alternate ending? Actually didn't Disney buy Fox... oh goody, here comes the alien/predator/star wars crossover.
  19. Voodoo Magic
    So will these cuts be released on a special edition coming soon ?? and when is soon?

    I'd like to make my own cut of the film, and I'm hoping they polished it to a point of viewable. The Iron Predator looks terrible. Anatomically and proportionally atrocious. Looked like those horribly crafted  models from the first Injustice  game. Bleh!!!

    Hi everyone, I'm wondering if there is any version released yet with an alternate ending? Thanks for your time

    No, nothing released, nothing announced so far.
  20. Diamondback Predator
    So will these cuts be released on a special edition coming soon ?? and when is soon?

    I'd like to make my own cut of the film, and I'm hoping they polished it to a point of viewable. The Iron Predator looks terrible. Anatomically and proportionally atrocious. Looked like those horribly crafted  models from the first Injustice  game. Bleh!!!

    Hi everyone, I'm wondering if there is any version released yet with an alternate ending? Thanks for your time
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