I would love a hard reboot in which everything is thrown out the window except the standalons films, all the corny crap is done away with.
Agreed to a certain extent. I for one actually liked the old comics which were published up until 2010. Of course not counting the PREDATORS prequel and sequel comics-- seriously those comics were just... they are just better left forgotten at the bottom of a trash bin. Harsh as that is to say but I think I speak for everyone that we could all do without a four-armed Predator.
I would prefer a hard reboot because this would mean that I would have an easier means to ignore it if I don't like it, and keep true to the old stuff which seems to be discontinued and view it as alternate timelines or universes-- assuming certain things are kept in mind. I do remember Scott Allie saying that this was going to be a hard reboot, but then he goes onto say that it really isn't. So I don't know what that means but I hope that it's not a shoe-horned in retcon.
We had enough of shoe-horned in retcons as it is. Especially after with Colonial Marines.
The Yautja were only ever the AvP books. Never the comics - unless I'm misremembering them showing up somewhere.
The term Yautja is used in the AvP-R Blu-Ray Weyland-Yutani Archives which is written as in-universe document. So that kind of gives the whole Yautja concept further weight in the realm of the movies unless you discount it for whatever reason... And of course the PREDATORS behind the scenes featurette "Yautja Transformed" (Super Predators shouldn't be labeled as Yautja). And then of course there are the NECA Toys back stories but does anyone consider those canon aside from Xenomrph and PredXeno?
I'm happy to see neither used again. Just give me a nice South China Sea kinda feel to the Predator POV stuff and I'll be estatic.
I never really read South China Sea but I heard some glowing things about it, and by glowing I mean relatively good things. The Predator in that story was a monster, dodging bullets from a hundred riflemen, knocking over a military truck with a punch.. Of course while I never really read the book, I tended to lump that in with Yautja. Call it personal preference or personal canon..
I have a feeling that the Dark Horse writing team probably didn't look at the novels, and over-looked the Yautja or the Hish stuff. So they are probably written in as "Predators" but Williamson did say that they kept the honor aspect in mind. So for folks who want to ignore the honor aspect.. you might have a hard time trying to ignore that unless it's downplayed.