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Updated: First Possible Predator 5/Skulls Character Details Emerge

Update 10/02/2021 – We were actually able to find a casting call for Skulls that included these character details. Originally posted as an open casting call on the 8th of January 2020 on the Tribal Film Festival Facebook page, the character details are a little different though. In this casting call Kee is actually the older of the pair.

KEE Female; 19 years old; Comanche. Her name, “Kee”, means “no” in Comanche. A name she has earned by perpetually refusing to do as she is told her entire life. Kee is very close to her younger brother, Taabe, who is being groomed as a leader. As capable as any young man in the tribe, Kee has always been a teacher and source of inspiration for Taabe. In the Comanche way – she is “Patsi” – the elder sister that has helped to shape him. Kee is a truth teller and has insight that others do not. A tomboy, she wants to prove herself in the masculine world of the Comanche. When danger threatens them all – Kee sets out to prove that she is as capable as any young warrior.

TAABE Male; 17 years old (seeking 18 to play younger); Comanche. Taabe’s name means “Sun”, like the star in the sky – which lets you know the tribe’s expectations for him – he is being groomed to be a Chief one day. Having relied on the council of his older sister, Kee, his “Patsi” for his entire life. Taabe has just had a taste of success in one of his first big hunts. As he is coming of age and fresh off of his first triumph, he feels that he’s now a leader/in charge and no longer needs Kee – which causes the first rift in their very close relationship.

Given the age of the casting call on Tribal Film Festival, it’s possible these details may have changed and the information Murphys Multiverse has shared is from an updated call. Thanks to AvP Galaxy staffer VoodooMagic for finding this!


It’s been a little while since we heard anything regarding Dan Trachtenberg’s upcoming Predator 5 aka Skulls. There’s been no official plot announcement, but based on what AvP Galaxy exclusively learned and what we’ve put together regarding the project, we know the film is a period piece focusing around Native Americans. Now, according to Murphys Multiverse, they have some exclusive details on some of the film’s main characters.

Let’s start with our rebellious girl, whose name Kee means “no”. They are looking for a 15-year-old to take on the role of a rebellious Comanche teen. She has a close relationship with her brother. He is our second lead, the 18-year old Taabe, whose name means “sun”. Kee is a truth-teller who sees what others don’t, as she guides her brother, who is expected to become Chief one day. After a successful hunt, he believes he has come of age and no longer requires his sister’s help, which creates a rift between them. She decides to set out and prove that she is just as capable as the others. She aims to defy the rules set by the masculine world of the Comanche.

 First Possible Predator 5/Skulls Character Details Emerge

While I’m not too familiar with Murphys Multiverse as an outlet, Alien vs. Predator Galaxy can corroborate that we’ve heard that Skulls will feature a younger cast and that they were specifically casting roles aged 15 to 25. When we first heard about the project, it was also revealed to us to be in the casting stage, so I believe it’s likely this information may have come straight from casting calls and be reliable.

Also, Murphys Multiverse states that Trachtenberg’s Predator film is still being produced under the working title Skulls. Thanks to botmetro and Whos Nick for the heads up.

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  1. Voodoo Magic
    Well fan art etc. is a little easier to avoid I think.  ;)

    https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/51dc1f31-80a9-4d1f-ad3c-c15333d5b8a5/ddhcdxk-92966825-5932-44ef-b7af-1ca1f5636a06.png/v1/fill/w_800,h_1391,q_80,strp/female_predator__by_ariajr_ddhcdxk-fullview.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3siaGVpZ2h0IjoiPD0xMzkxIiwicGF0aCI6IlwvZlwvNTFkYzFmMzEtODBhOS00ZDFmLWFkM2MtYzE1MzMzZDViOGE1XC9kZGhjZHhrLTkyOTY2ODI1LTU5MzItNDRlZi1iN2FmLTFjYTFmNTYzNmEwNi5wbmciLCJ3aWR0aCI6Ijw9ODAwIn1dXSwiYXVkIjpbInVybjpzZXJ2aWNlOmltYWdlLm9wZXJhdGlvbnMiXX0.8XEp9LxnP5cwyXhVKz_RdMQShX0tYRWxzJEjRxzS1q4

    Mostly unrelated though, I like what's going on with this female Predator's head. It reminds me of that wild unproduced Cool Props bust.
  2. [cancerblack]
    Not feeling the dual Predators. Back to basics please! But I'd love to see the female Predator as the central antagonist, especially if it mirrors what we've been dealt in Hunting Grounds!

    https://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/WCCFpredatorhuntinggrounds6.jpg


    I still feel the same way about Predatits as you do about Crabators.  :P

    Now all you need is three films to feature it and 17 years to stew within. :)

    Dunno about films but it's been making me cringe for 20+ years.
  3. Voodoo Magic
    Not feeling the dual Predators. Back to basics please! But I'd love to see the female Predator as the central antagonist, especially if it mirrors what we've been dealt in Hunting Grounds!

    https://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/WCCFpredatorhuntinggrounds6.jpg


    I still feel the same way about Predatits as you do about Crabators.  :P

    Now all you need is three films to feature it and 17 years to stew within. :)
  4. morseman
    Some good points there, also worth of consideration that (at least in Athens) one could only become a citizen following military service and also after their 27th year; this suggests life expectancy were quite high at least in Athens, not so much in Sparta however ;).
    Great points SiL and Immortan Jonesy  :)

    Anyway, back to the subject at hand lol
  5. Wysps
    I keep thinking this is probably the place we're gonna get a cinematic female Predator. It'd kind of work for our villain since if our protagonist is looking for some respect she'd have to take down thing that's got it. Predators never really struck me as any creature that gave a shit about gender roles so that'd be a good dynamic to have a villain who not only has the respect but has no idea why it wouldn't. What if they have two Predators to play off the dynamic of the brother and sister? Our villains who simply don't know and doesn't give a shit about gender roles versus the heroes who do and are trying to work through it.

    I mean I'm just talking out of my ass but I have that feeling we're gonna see the female this time especially since Fox did approve the female design over on Hunting Grounds.

    I like this idea  :) Would like to finally get a female Predator, and it seems like this movie would be a great opportunity for it to make an appearance.
  6. Mr.Turok
    So I was doing more digging into Comanche history, and right from the main website of the tribe, they have a small bio of their tribe's history. Which now makes the info of the movie not line up so well.

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    We are the Comanche Nation and in our native language “Nʉmʉnʉʉ” (NUH-MUH-NUH) which means, “The People”. We are known as “Lords of the Plains” and were once a part of the Shoshone Tribe. In the late 1600’s and early 1700’s we moved off from our Shoshone kinsmen onto the northern Plains and then southerly in search a new homeland.
    https://comanchenation.com/

    From what I gathered, it was about the same time that the Comanche formed and separated from their parent tribe when Europeans started to settle in the Americas, as they did late 17th and early 18th century. Historically, the Comanche were not even a thing pre-European times, which would be about early 16th century and before. They would still be Shoshone.

    So the question is, what gives? Do they not have any Comanche historians advising on this film? Or is it simply that we do not have the full details of this film just yet?

    As for Kee's situation on gender norms.....to the surprise of all those naysayers and anti-sjws, it actually holds historical precedent.

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    Comancheria was not a politically or economically united whole. Instead, it was a nomadic empire of multiple autonomous bands, rooted in decentralized political power, kinship, and intra-ethnic exchange. They had no permanent settlements or demarcations of private property but instead asserted their control through naming places and controlling access to specific sites such as cemeteries, sacred spaces, and hunting grounds.
    https://www.thoughtco.com/comanche-people-4783882

    So Kee's struggle in establishing herself as a capable warrior is a valid goal for her if her tribal band specifically has set rules that limits her options in life. Again, one must not forget that the entire movie is a stealth Predator film so one can say the original premises can be abandoned as the situation changes now dealing with an extraterrestrial hunter from across the stars.
  7. bendinglight
    You're a teenager as long as there is teen in your age.
    Soldiers were drafted or enlisted in war when they were 16 and above before recent times, as the age restriction was lifted to 18 years old for WWII.  Marquis de Lafayette was around 18 or 19 years old when he was serving under George Washington with a command of his own men as well during the American Revolution. And since this was either during pre or post colonial times, its not strange to see 17 year olds and above fighting in wars.

    My point is that the siblings being 17 and 19 won't hurt the film as timewise and culturally speaking they have a different mindset of today's young generation.

    Audie Murphy was only 19 when he earned the Medal of Honor - and youngest to ever earn it was 13. So I don't get all the complaining of a teenager being the main character. Teenagers have proved themselves in battle for well over 100 years and beyond. Granted, I would be severely letdown if the story focused on BS like love interests/growing pains of teens, etc.





    This premise can be saved if this is the movie in which Predator doesn't die at the end.

    I would really like to see the Predator survive for once - and not just in this film...others as well. There have been plenty of movies where the antagonist survives and does well from a audience reception perspective (e.g., Saw, No Country for Old Men, Usual Suspects - to name a few, imo).
  8. Destro
    Sigh.

    At this point they've no interest in making a timeless classic, just pushing feminism and modern political agendas in film and entertainment in because everyone in the business these days is a self-righteous peon that can't seperate art from artist. Not interested in following trends, much more interested in quality filmmaking not trying to preach or lecture the audience.
  9. NameDav
    Murphy's Multiverse is fake news. Not always, but in most cases. When he's right, its an educated guess at best. People wake up already, all these podcasts/fan Facebook rumors sites are. Hard to believe the unassuming still buy this.
  10. [cancerblack]
    I am not saying that old people did not exist in the ancient world. But the advancement of medicine has extended life expectancy. Many diseases have been eradicated with vaccines. Yes, as we get older we become susceptible to some types of cancer, but there are more chances of reaching old age than in ancient times.

    That still ignores the skew on historical averages. You were much more likely to die as an infant or child than you are today, but once you made it to adulthood you were more or less "safe".
    Yes medicine has improved, but people have been getting old and grey forever and it wasn't just rare outliers - most adults who didn't die to violence would reach advanced age, they didn't magically drop dead at forty.
  11. SiL
    SiL - with respect, as a classically educated half Greek with a focus on Greek philosophy I can say this, we can’t even prove Socrates existed, let alone his age at time of death.
    Leaves Plato.

    Even assuming neither existed, historical data does show that life expectancy throughout human history was reasonably high if you survived childhood.

    Immortan is likely going by a statistic that says a newborn's life expectancy was 40 (true in 17th century Britain, for example); but the life expectancy of a ten year old was late 50s, life expectancy of a 20 year old was 60s, and basically you'd cap out around the 80 mark until the 19th century and its advancements in medical care and hygiene.
  12. Immortan Jonesy
    SiL - with respect, as a classically educated half Greek with a focus on Greek philosophy I can say this, we can’t even prove Socrates existed, let alone his age at time of death. This is despite the school of thought and precious lessons and perspectives the thought processes attributed to him (or amalgamation of people) that enrich the world ;)

    My apologies for continuing to derail the thread, but indeed! famous historical figures whose existence is uncertain are a real thing, sometimes due to cultural syncretism. Here are some examples.




    I'm gunna be that guy and point out that average life expectancy includes infant mortality, and that if you made it to adulthood at all you had a fair chance of getting old.

    I am not saying that old people did not exist in the ancient world. But the advancement of medicine has extended life expectancy. Many diseases have been eradicated with vaccines. Yes, as we get older we become susceptible to some types of cancer, but there are more chances of reaching old age than in ancient times.

    Some diseases and the deaths they produced were associated with superstition and the supernatural. And yes, ancient people could have develop some kind of cancer too.

  13. morseman
    Well that’s novel, not sure how I feel about it to be honest.
    We’ve had Arnie and a bunch of 30-40 somethings for a while now with varying success (Predator obviously, I’d put predators second Predator 2 third, not really considering the rest as having happened)

    It’d be interesting to see how this pans out, if they can make compelling well written characters, plot and set design then get some really solid editing and tight, suspenseful direction I’ll be pretty happy :)

    I really miss John McTiernan to be honest

    SiL - with respect, as a classically educated half Greek with a focus on Greek philosophy I can say this, we can’t even prove Socrates existed, let alone his age at time of death. This is despite the school of thought and precious lessons and perspectives the thought processes attributed to him (or amalgamation of people) that enrich the world ;)
  14. [cancerblack]
    It could be interrsting to see what teenager the predator decides is old enouggh to hunt lol

    Teenagers looked older back then..... ;)

    Well the life expectancy in ancient greece was 25 to 28. I imagine men looked older with their beards and all that  :laugh:

    During the Pre-Columbian in what is now United States was 25 ~ 30. At 19th century was around 40 years for males and 42 years for females (in case the movie takes place during the Civil War).

    I'm gunna be that guy and point out that average life expectancy includes infant mortality, and that if you made it to adulthood at all you had a fair chance of getting old.
  15. SuperiorIronman
    I keep thinking this is probably the place we're gonna get a cinematic female Predator. It'd kind of work for our villain since if our protagonist is looking for some respect she'd have to take down thing that's got it. Predators never really struck me as any creature that gave a shit about gender roles so that'd be a good dynamic to have a villain who not only has the respect but has no idea why it wouldn't. What if they have two Predators to play off the dynamic of the brother and sister? Our villains who simply don't know and doesn't give a shit about gender roles versus the heroes who do and are trying to work through it.

    I mean I'm just talking out of my ass but I have that feeling we're gonna see the female this time especially since Fox did approve the female design over on Hunting Grounds.
  16. Immortan Jonesy
    It could be interrsting to see what teenager the predator decides is old enouggh to hunt lol

    Teenagers looked older back then..... ;)

    Well the life expectancy in ancient greece was 25 to 28. I imagine men looked older with their beards and all that  :laugh:

    During the Pre-Columbian in what is now United States was 25 ~ 30. At 19th century was around 40 years for males and 42 years for females (in case the movie takes place during the Civil War).
  17. BigDaddyJohn
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    I clowned myself again!!!

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    But yeah, now I'm hearing the backdrop for the film will be during the American Civil War. Which would make sense seeing that thats when the Comanche were the harden warrior tribes that they are very famously known for. Riding on horseback, using bows/arrows, Winchester repeating rifles, and all that. Again, its still not yet clear on whats its really going to be.

    That could be a safer film to make for the studio.
  18. Immortan Jonesy
    I believe you  :laugh:

    We must wait for the movie to be released. Then one can properly judge if is good, bad or just ok. Hopefully with actual criticism and not conservative correctness bs  :P👎

    Of course, of course...

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Well if that even happens, you will be a hero, and not just an average hero, but...

  19. Mr.Turok
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    I clowned myself again!!!

    _____________________________ ____________

    But yeah, now I'm hearing the backdrop for the film will be during the American Civil War. Which would make sense seeing that thats when the Comanche were the harden warrior tribes that they are very famously known for. Riding on horseback, using bows/arrows, Winchester repeating rifles, and all that. Again, its still not yet clear on whats its really going to be.
  20. Mr.Turok
    I mean great but they were all still teenagers. You're a teenager between 13 and 19.
    Being a teenager will not ruin the movie though. Again different mindset during different eras and cultures.

    I repeat, I don't see why everyone is getting upset over teens, young adults or whatever. As if the adults in movies haven't acted so stupid or immature themselves. Hell I've seen teenagers behave better than most adults out here, I mean have you seen what's going on lately? People gotta chill man, it ain't that deep fam.
  21. BigDaddyJohn
    I think the setup for this movie could be a great occasion to tackle those subjects (a female in a male warrior society, the trouble of being a young one that has everything to prove) in a new and darker, more mature way than what we often saw. I hope they'll take this approach, it will be fitting in a predator movie also.
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