Predators could use a direct sequel. It's not fair to just leave them on that planet like that. And they said they saved the coolest stuff for the sequel which never came.
I wouldn't mind having 2 different sets of sequels. One is Predator and the other is Predators. They'd largely be independent of each other, but could merge into one after a while. Like a huge build up.
This is true. The ending was an open one. I think this would be fine.
One of the strengths of the Predator series is just how easily it can do that. It could be quite a bit of anthology type series, focusing around just the concept of a Predator. It doesn't follow a continuing storyline throughout the films but that doesn't mean they're not all sequels. Sequels aren't necessarily things that follow the same storyline, they can follow the same themes or concepts. Predators does and would appear to be chronologically after Predator 2.
I would agree. Even Google allows wiggle room: "a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story
or develops the theme
of an earlier one."
80% of the Bond films make no reference to the preceding films, it doesn't mean they're all part of some multi-branched tree.
The Godzilla franchise is similar. With 30 films under its belt, there are 3 major eras of films, Showa, Heisei and Millenium. There's also the American films, Godzilla 98 that is a standalone (due to being a pile) and the new Legendary Godzilla, which is slated for direct sequels. So while there are many films, they do not all fall in a single line with each other. So to use my tree analogy, one tree is Japanese, with 3 branches and a 4th with the new film coming out, all based on the original from 1954 and the American films are basically a bush and a sapling that will grow.
Predator --->Predator 2 They all build upon the events of the original. Why does the continuity have to be linear HuDa? Honest question.