Maybe this was intended as FOX's last F.U. to the fans... a one final giant middle finger before Disney takes over.
It's amazing how one single concept encapsulates everything you could possibly do wrong with AVP at once.
-Bring back Ellen Ripley.
-Retcon the timeline in favor of including a fan-favourite character.
That's dead/hasn't been born.
-(Possibly have an Ellen Ripley ancestor fighting an E.T.)
-Directly connect Alien and Predator.
I know you would prefer AvP in a alternate reality, but they are already connected in the general public's eyes. Audiences wouldn't suffer from shock and confusion if a new Alien 5 film... let's call it ALIEN: WARZONE featured a dead Predator carcass easteregg. There wouldn't be a "OMIGOSH! THEY'RE CONNECTED?"
-Faux "Xenomorph" technology, aka;
non- "H.R Giger" tech that directly resembles the Alien itself.
-Ellen Ripley killing Predators.
-Predator pining for Alien-chan to notice it,
instead of standing on it's own two feet. Again.[/i]
Come on TheOldOne. You're better than this sister! This is so silly. I know you like to look down at Predator from your Alien mountaintop from time to time, but this is 1 of 3 endings, that were created to replace a 4th original ending featuring Dutch. And this dumb Ripley ending was trashed for a Predator suit not involving Alien. If the underlying effort of this end-scene was pining for the Alien-chan to notice it, they would have left it in, or do something different Alien related, and never would have first planned a Dutch appearance. This is all just more dumb Shane Black...
And what do you mean again
? The easter-egg Alien skull on the ship trophy wall in "Predator 2", showing Predators are the biggest, baddest hunters in the galaxy? Pinning to the Alien-chan was Stan Winston's motivation in the 1990 sequel to the original hit film 1987 "Predator"? Was that easter-egg in the trailers? I must have missed it.
I am starting to wonder if the predator was written as a joke/satire to the franchise.
It certainly feels that way.