Quote from: happypred on Aug 16, 2022, 07:23:47 AMStudio or market reality mandates the following：
1. Must be a follow-up to first film
2. Must be set in early 21st century America
3. Must include some kind of more unique veteran as the "main" Predator
4. Scar's Son/Predalien required to appear or be addressed somehow, "humaliens" must appear
5. Cannot include Lex from first film
What do you come up with as the story outline？
If I could rewrite these films I maintain I'd have Celtic become Wolf so there's a character arc between the two. That being said within the parameters of this Wolf replaces Bull on the ship.
It's a simple compression of events since as cool as the homeworld is to see, it's cleaner to introduce Wolf this way. Wolf would be about the same, it's just that the crash plays a larger role in his story. The Predalien attacks as it does (I see no reason to change things). The shot fired by Bull may have been stupid, but this would be followed up by Wolf. It's not that Wolf has bad aim, he's genuinely shocked to see this thing aboard the ship. Wolf's burns probably is result of the crash here or that Wolf gets it in a fight later with the Predalien. Maybe encountering it again in the wreckage.
So the ship crashes and lets say part of it ends up somewhere else and Wolf approaches similar to how he does in the final film, like maybe he reaches an escape pod. We know the Predators have been doing these hunts for a long time so the fact there was never a Predalien is surprising. Given how weird this is for Wolf, we'd change things that it's a bullet point in his investigation. He'd make his way back to where he first encountered the creature and realizes it IS a Xenomorph but something is wrong. It shouldn't be this big, it shouldn't be this strong, and it especially shouldn't have survived the crash. This would also be a factor when he comes across the hunter and his son's bodies. The other xenos died in the crash, so what caused the chests to burst? And further, they've bursted in a way that doesn't resemble typical hatching. Much to the point like Wolf, the audience shouldn't know exactly what killed them other than something horrible did. We wouldn't see it in this case, less is more. This would tie into the genetic manipulations of later movies. Scar had some modification that resulted in this hybrid being far worse than before and all the more reason why what Assassin does later and maybe the Supers is so out of line.
When Wolf returns to the ship and discovers the Predalien and that it is alive but the other xenos are dead he suits up from dead bodies and the remaining armory. This would explain the dire situation. Wolf's helmet is f**ked and the Predalien displays weird. This is why the helmet is so banged up and why his aim is off. His self-destruct is also the only remaining one around and he has to destroy the ship. Otherwise his armor and weapons are rigged in a way that isn't really normal. He has to take on this monster essentially on his own and without backup. He can't call for help and reasons that the explosion (rather than an implosion) will alert the Humans something is up which might cause any nearby Predator to take notice.
Towards the end of the film Wolf would realize someone did and instead of a nuke being dropped, a whole mothership shows up. Probably a cameo from the Elder from the prior film in command.
The films ends;
- The mothership takes out Gunnison when the threat of the xenos is too much and there's no rescuing Wolf
- The mothership's crew rescues Wolf and bombs Gunnison