Predator 5 Rumours
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Predator 5 is the nickname of the next prospective sequel after Shane Black’s 2018 The Predator. On this page, you can find news and rumours of the potential Predator sequel.
Predator 5 Current Status
In July 2018, Shane Black mentioned leaving room to do a sequel to his movie should the event arise.
I think it’s part of the task to always leave room, just like leaving room for dessert. But at the same time, unless you very firmly have in mind your pre-planned and pre-structured trilogy or sequel, it’s important to focus on the movie at hand and not get lost, like day one of a movie and you’re already planning the wrap party. It’s important that we get this one right. But of course we would leave room for continuing this, because as I mentioned, the Predator seems to have this uncanny longevity in the zeitgeist that people like new iterations of it, they like the hunting aspect of it, they break down every aspect of whatever costume he’s wearing this time and make toys of it. It’s strange, but it’s so longstanding and won’t go away.
Prior to The Predator being released, producer John Davis said had aspirations to keep the Predator series going with at least two more sequels.
The producer says that “The Predator” will set up two sequels that he hopes Black will return to direct. But Black doesn’t want to get ahead of himself.
“I would love to say we’ve been planning a trilogy, but I take one day at a time,” he cautions. “In motion-picture terms that’s one movie at a time.”
Unfortunately, due to the high $88m budget, The Predator really needed to make at least $175m at the box office to break even. It finished at $160m, just short of that amount so any future Predator sequels are currently in limbo.
Predator 5 Cast
Before Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California, he was the most popular choice to return to the Predator series to play Dutch. The next person in the spotlight was WWF wrestler The Rock who would have took over the Dutch role. In September 2003, The Rock denied that he has any involvement in a Predator 3 movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger almost made an appearance in 2004’s Alien vs. Predator. Paul W.S. Anderson said in an interview that Schwarzenegger offered to reprise his role as Dutch Schaeffer as a cameo, but only on the condition if he lost the election for Governor of California. Dutch was supposed to show up in a chopper at the end to rescue Lex.
In 2005, another wrestler, John Cena, was also rumoured to be involved in a remake of Predator. In the recent Predators movie, Rodriguez made it clear from the outset that he wanted Schwarzenegger to make an appearance but he was still busy. After Schwarzenegger left his governor position, he said he was considering doing a new Predator movie in March 2011. In an early draft for The Predator, Arnold’s character Dutch appeared in the closing moments of the film. He emerges from a chopper and asks Quinn, Casey and Rory to come with him. Schwarzenegger was very unhappy with the script and refused to take part, saying he’d only do it if “there’s a chance that they rewrite it, or make it a more significant role.”
Predator 5 Storyline
Before The Predator was announced, the most popular idea was Rodriguez returning to do a direct sequel to Predators with Adrien Brody again. The ending was very open-ended but I’d imagine it would be hard to do a new story without repeating the first movie. Rodriguez stated in July 2010 that he had a few ideas for Predator 4. He said Predators sets up a new story, new location and a new world for a potential sequel. If Rodriguez isn’t involved, it could be a completely new story.
“[The studio] said, ‘Let’s do some other ones. What other story ideas do you have?’” says the filmmaker. “Because it was like, let’s test out the market with this one. They really wanted it to be pretty contained, pretty scaled-back. They didn’t want to put too many of the ideas into it that we could save for a second one. So we could see what the appetite was, because the bigger movie would actually be what comes following that. That kind of sets up a new storyline, new location and world, and then you can really go crazy from there.”Robert Rodriguez
If they continue with Shane Black’s The Predator, they could continue off with that story with Quinn McKenna, Rory and Casey Brackett and ‘The Predator Killer’ suit.
There were all sorts of ideas for a new Predator sequel floating around over the years. Prior to Predators been made, there are about three scripts for Predator 3 circulating around the globe. The first, written by Sam Park, is called Predator 3: The Deadlier of the Species and features Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character, Dutch, in New York during a blizzard. A Predator comes to New York and tracks down Dutch to try and kill him.
The second script, written by Robert Rodriguez, is called Predators and is set on a 17th century ship where a Predator stalks the crewman who have to fight with inferior weaponry. Rodriguez did speak about his script during an interview at the beginning of 2004 and said it was rejected because the budget would have been too big – about $150m. The third and final script is called The Zoo which brings back both Dutch from Predator and Harrigan from Predator 2 and they are captured and brought back to the Predator homeworld because they were the only two people to have ever killed a Predator.
I wrote an interesting article about where a Predator sequel could take place and includes locations such as World War 2, a Galleon ship or the Predator homeworld.
Robert Rodriguez Predators Script – His original Predators script from 1996.