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Amber Midthunder Will Reportedly Play The Lead Role in “Skulls”

As the fifth film in the Predator franchise written by Patrick Aison and directed by Dan Trachtenberg is a mere 17 days away from the start of filming (provided there is no legal injunction to stop it), fans have been long since anticipating who will be cast as the film’s star.

Currently known by the title “Skulls”, this new Predator film will reportedly center around a young native American Comanche woman named Kee who lived hundreds of years ago and proves herself a warrior when she encounters an intergalactic hunter – a Predator!

Now according to an exclusive scoop via the website Discussing Film, the film’s star will be no one other than actress Amber Midthunder!

 Amber Midthunder Will Reportedly Play The Lead Role in "Skulls"

Best known for her roles in the television series “Legion” and “Roswell”, the upcoming film “Skulls” will likely be the most high profile yet for the 24 year old native American actor.

Our community had predicted that Amber Midthunder might have won the role a couple of days ago based on social media activity, so it’s nice to see a report finally confirm it!

Filming for “Skulls” is slated to begin on the 7th of June and finish the 20th of August, so keep your targets set on Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for all the latest Predator 5 news! You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and YouTube to get the latest on your social media walls. Be sure to join in with fellow Alien and Predator fans on our forums as well!

Special thanks goes out to our community members ace3g and Whos_Nick!



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  1. SiL
    Most of that c level dreck carries some pretty obvious, casual misogyny or racism, so no, we don't really need to force meaning or go spelunking to find examples.
  2. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: SiL on Jun 01, 2021, 08:32:12 PM
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Jun 01, 2021, 03:38:36 PM
    I do have to wholeheartedly disagree with this particular statement, SiL:

    Quote from: SiL on Jun 01, 2021, 09:52:29 AM
    Every movie has a social or political agenda.

    Every movie doesn't have a social or political agenda. Some are made solely with the agenda to entertain.
    They do, whether it's intentional or at the forefront or not. Your average 80s actioner, for example, operates under the idea that guns are good and that violence solves everything.

    Are they trying to be deep or meaningful about it? Were the filmmakers even conscious about their beliefs dripping into their work? Of course not, in most cases. But the stories we tell and how we tell them are always going to be influenced by how we see and experience the world whether we try or not. It's inevitable.

    Yeah, I don't subscribe to a blanket statement of there being at least a subconscious social or political agenda on every piece of fiction put on film, something that would require a subscriber of this to manufacture imagery in every 80's & 90's B & C movie horror, monster, fantasy t&a schlock and drivel I've seen to produce some subconscious social or political agenda. Too many movies already have been thrust more meaning upon them than they were designed, where audiences and even sometimes the creators say - yeah, no, that's some crazy interpretation yo. But that's what it is, interpretation versus design. So I don't buy into a blanket subconscious social or political agenda on every piece of fiction put on celluloid. Yes we are a sum of our experiences, but making everything put to pen in this context to me is just putting a square peg in a round hole. It's overthinking to the highest degree.
  3. SiL
    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jun 01, 2021, 03:20:10 PM
    The fact that you asked him/her to not be politically correct about it shows you understood what he/she meant just like I did, thus it being pretty self explanatory.
    It shows I wanted them to be clear about what they really meant rather than obfuscating it with drivel, the opposite of what you're saying.

    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Jun 01, 2021, 03:38:36 PM
    I do have to wholeheartedly disagree with this particular statement, SiL:

    Quote from: SiL on Jun 01, 2021, 09:52:29 AM
    Every movie has a social or political agenda.

    Every movie doesn't have a social or political agenda. Some are made solely with the agenda to entertain.
    They do, whether it's intentional or at the forefront or not. Your average 80s actioner, for example, operates under the idea that guns are good and that violence solves everything.

    Are they trying to be deep or meaningful about it? Were the filmmakers even conscious about their beliefs dripping into their work? Of course not, in most cases. But the stories we tell and how we tell them are always going to be influenced by how we see and experience the world whether we try or not. It's inevitable.

    Male empowerment is just as much a social comment as female empowerment, we've just come to accept it as the standard and everything else is "woke".
  4. goose_3387
    IMO I don't want to see a female Predator in this or implied in any way. Given it's a female protagonist going up against a Pred, having it female Vs female would really devalue the whole proving herself as a warrior.

    I want the Pred to beat the crap out of her before she inevitably beats him.
  5. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on Jun 01, 2021, 10:46:08 AM
    I think woke is self-explanatory enough. I still think it's too early to judge.

    We could have a very good film, or a very bad one, there is just not enough information as of right now to know if it leans towards good or bad.

    The premise/setting is different (which I love), that's the one thing we are sure of.

    It all depends on how it's handled I think. How well it's written. If the film's script is full of misogynist caricatures with an effort to step on one sex to uplift another, and begins feeling like a shallow lecture to the audience, it will go south fast unfortunately and be rejected by many males and females alike. But if the characters feel real and the story enveloping the Comanche culture and a woman trying to push past any gender roles feels organic and true to its core, I think audiences as a whole will embrace Kee as a protagonist. Hoping for the latter!  🤞
  6. BigDaddyJohn
    I think woke is self-explanatory enough. I still think it's too early to judge.

    We could have a very good film, or a very bad one, there is just not enough information as of right now to know if it leans towards good or bad.

    The premise/setting is different (which I love), that's the one thing we are sure of.
  7. Lt.Kurosawa
    Yuck, no thanks dude.
    You can't go 5 minutes without someone bringing up politics these days.
    You can't even watch a movie or play a game without getting preached at.
    This? This is peak divisive trash that only serves to push another agenda.

    Poor Preds can't get a break. Guess the Xenos can't either.
  8. DarthWall275
    I don't usually like bringing up politics, but the summary of this movie makes it out to be the typical "woke", virtue-signaling garbage that has increasingly  permeated the flophouse over the last several years. "Defying gender norms"!? GTFO.

    Though I will attest to her being very easy on the eyes, I don't know enough about the actual actress herself or her acting abilities.. And that's a bad sign, I'm fairly certain she isn't cut out for this kind of role.
  9. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on May 23, 2021, 09:23:46 PM
    The fact that almost nobody likes it makes me like it more lol


    Quote from: BigDaddyJohn on May 23, 2021, 12:31:17 PM
    Not convinced either. But acting's such a complex thing, depends on what the role is, what direction the director gives etc. I saw many actors being meh or even bad in some films, and being great in others.

    Yeah like Natalie Portman.

    Natalie is a good example. Wynonna Ryder and Keanu Reeves are probably good ones too.

    Well, I hope this rings true and Amber is fantastic in Skulls!
  10. BigDaddyJohn
    Not convinced either. But acting's such a complex thing, depends on what the role is, what direction the director gives etc. I saw many actors being meh or even bad in some films, and being great in others.
  11. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: Trash Queen on May 22, 2021, 12:46:58 PM
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on May 22, 2021, 11:59:36 AM
    I've been watching some of Amber's acting and some of it has been cringey, some of it has been pretty decent, so we'll see how she fares in Skulls. I'm just putting my faith in Dan Trachtenberg here. Amber does make some wild facial reactions though.  :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUju5qi6zk4

    See to me, in that collection of scenes, everyone acting against Amber is the better actor (over Amber.)

    But this is a job well done here by her though:



    Either way, she's got a real nice screen presence.
  12. Voodoo Magic
     :laugh:




    I've been watching some of Amber's acting and some of it has been cringey, some of it has been pretty decent, so we'll see how she fares in Skulls. I'm just putting my faith in Dan Trachtenberg here. Amber does make some wild facial reactions though.  :)
  13. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: ace3g on May 21, 2021, 10:20:25 PM
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on May 21, 2021, 10:13:23 PM
    I made sure to mention that and you both. :)

    I'm only half joking in regards to the Discussing Film exclusive.  I follow them and they do break news which I'm sure does take time and sources.  I just wish media were required to provide a timestamp when they started their research/contact sources in regards to casting news.  What lead them to contact their sources in regards to a casting scoop?  Was it a IG post?  ;)

    Technically I could have "broken" this news on May 19, 2021, 09:44:34 PM along with a well worded "Exclusive" article.

    #Skulls
    #Predator5

    I hear ya. I was considering writing an article on it a couple of days ago but was weary of it being so speculative, catching on perhaps like wildfire, then ultimately being deemed incorrect. So I tried to confirm it with a source but hadn't heard back.

    I'm glad if anyone else, Discussing Film breaks wide with this one, because they broke Skulls originally, a year before anyone knew it was a Predator film. :)
  14. ace3g
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on May 21, 2021, 10:13:23 PM
    I made sure to mention that and you both. :)

    I'm only half joking in regards to the Discussing Film exclusive.  I follow them and they do break news which I'm sure does take time and sources.  I just wish media were required to provide a timestamp when they started their research/contact sources in regards to casting news.  What lead them to contact their sources in regards to a casting scoop?  Was it a IG post?  ;)

    Technically I could have "broken" this news on May 19, 2021, 09:44:34 PM along with a well worded "Exclusive" article.

    #Skulls
    #Predator5
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