I still have not seen The Predator. I will also admit I’m more of an Alien fan than a Predator fan. This does not mean i don’t like the Predator movies though. In fact Predator 1 is a classic! Predator 2 was also pretty good. Predators was ok and I enjoyed it. Both AVP movies sucked, but the original comic was amazing.
That being said i really feel that Predator showcases the Alien waaaaay more than vice versa...in fact i don’t think the Predator has been showcased in any stand alone Alien movie at all.
I think Predator deserves a true Predator fan to direct the next movie, and no Alien stuff!
Showcased? Like in the Alien head on the ship trophy wall in "Predator 2"? I'm not certain I would call that showcasing myself, but it only makes sense one way, as in that way. Predator's are supposed to be the biggest-badass-hunters in the universe. There's no more deadlier prey than Aliens, and a quick display like that signals to the audience that Yautja are the deadliest hunters in the galaxy... even if the movie is really only about human prey.
Having a Predator in the background of an Alien movie serves no purpose, unless it's an AvP movie.
But just the thought of adding Ripley to this is making my head spin.
So is this canon?
You bet it is!!!