Shane Black Confirms That His PREDATOR Film Will Not Be A Reboot But A Sequel Instead

Shane Black came out and spoke exclusively to Collider about helming the new Predator film that's in the planning stages at Fox. Some people questioned the need of a reboot in the first place but today, the director revealed that the new film will in fact be a sequel. Read on for more...

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By McNyagano - 6/25/2014



 Yesterday, news broke  that writer and director Shane Black was to helm the Predator reboot for Fox. Today Shane, as well as  John McTiernan, sat down with Collider to discuss the new Predator film. "As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” said Shane. “Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?” The director explained that he's not fond of reboots but can  “really get behind inventive sequels”, further explaining that “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.”  This makes things even more interesting. Now the real question here is, will the film take place after the third Predator film or after the events of Alien vs Predator: Requiem? What do you guys think?

Source: Collider
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KilledHal9000 - 6/25/2014, 5:32 PM
The 3 Predator films are within their own continuity. The AvP films are separate. As well as the Alien films. I hope bringing Shane on board it will be cool.
JillyMcBeam - 6/25/2014, 5:33 PM
Does that mean....



???
ManofSteel22 - 6/25/2014, 5:33 PM
thank god! just expand it! predators was good but it didnt tread new ground apart from making it on a ''different planet'', the planet in AVPR was good, I would like to see more of that or something
KilledHal9000 - 6/25/2014, 5:33 PM
Love all the Predator movies. First First.
ATrueHero1987 - 6/25/2014, 5:35 PM
Well that's good news. So I guess it picks off where Predators left off...or another Predator hunting on Earth again. Maybe there will be a Arnold or Danny Glover cameo.
AlexanderLykins - 6/25/2014, 5:36 PM
TheDarkPassenger - 6/25/2014, 5:37 PM
Thank god.
BlacAtom - 6/25/2014, 5:38 PM
Very much a big fan of the Preditor franchise, as it was stated earlier, the other properties are separate. With that said, I fugkin hated iron man 3.
BlacAtom - 6/25/2014, 5:39 PM
And if it's pg13 I definitely will not be there
AlexanderLykins - 6/25/2014, 5:39 PM
@ATrueHero1987
Didn't you hear?

McNyagano - 6/25/2014, 5:39 PM
Also fun fact, Black did some re-writes on the script and he over saw the production of the first Predator film. So it's not like he's not familiar with the franchise in the first place;)
grif - 6/25/2014, 5:40 PM
get behind inventive sequels.

i like this guy.

the choppa is overrated. get to the copta.
DrDoom - 6/25/2014, 5:40 PM
I hope it somehow jumps off of Predators.
FastFlames - 6/25/2014, 5:46 PM
Meh, I guess it could be coo'
Mrsinister - 6/25/2014, 5:48 PM
That's good. I loved the first and third. I'd hate for those to be erased.
PymParticle - 6/25/2014, 5:49 PM
Iron Man 3 was quite the inventive sequel.
JoJo1982 - 6/25/2014, 5:53 PM
Well that's some good news about it!!!!


Means we might get the original designs back in action and maybe some returning characters...... Like Arnold(we know he needs a box office hit latey, after the last 3 movies bombed)
Pending - 6/25/2014, 5:54 PM
I kinda like that each Predator film is it's own standalone story with hints here and there to the past films tying them together.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 6/25/2014, 5:55 PM
Robert Rodriguez confirmed that his Predators film in 2010 wiped Predator 2 and both AvP films out of existence.

So the timeline is:

1987: Predator
2010: Predators

That means Black's film must lye between either those two films or after Predators. What pisses me off is the fact they probably won't get Adrien Brody back. I really wanted to see his continued story.
seamuskeaneart - 6/25/2014, 5:56 PM
Predators was good but it would have been way cooler is Lawrance Fisburns character was Danny Glover from predator 2
Pilkington - 6/25/2014, 6:00 PM
Who the [frick] is Lawrance Fisburns? Is he related to Clive Warren? It's Laurence Fishburne you twat!
Maxi91291 - 6/25/2014, 6:00 PM
Very good .. thats all I asked for ... Its good to know you opinion matters :D
Orko - 6/25/2014, 6:01 PM
I am sooooo relieved that this is a sequel! Looking forward to this.
TheCaptain - 6/25/2014, 6:01 PM
Better be a hard R. I'm glad this isn't a reboot I could go for another Predator movie.
@Pending
Me too.
Darth258 - 6/25/2014, 6:02 PM
Good. A reboot didn't make any sense when they can make a new different story.
Bigred20 - 6/25/2014, 6:03 PM
i wanna see what happens next to adrian brody and alice braga
see who else they discover on that planet
Jobin - 6/25/2014, 6:04 PM
I have always wanted to see a sequel where they bring past humans and other life forms that have beat the Predators, much like Dutch did, to their home world and have a tournament. And for people like Dutch, who may be too old to fight, they have them as guests, or judges of some kind.
CaptainAmerica31 - 6/25/2014, 6:05 PM
So the mastermind behind im3 is directing this? Ew
Rulk - 6/25/2014, 6:06 PM
Bring back Dutch!!!! He disappeared a year after the events after the first film... only to be found on a Predator home world 30 years later.. caged in a zoo... honored as the first prey to have ever killed a Predator! COME ON!! DO IT NOW!!!
TheCaptain - 6/25/2014, 6:10 PM
@CaptainAmerica31
You do know Shane Black STARRED in the first Predator film right?
ELgUaSoN - 6/25/2014, 6:11 PM

Haters gonna Hate, Bitches gonna Bitch, Hurtbutts gonna Hurt




Desrow - 6/25/2014, 6:13 PM
"Hurtbutts gonna Hurt"

What???
TheRationalNerd - 6/25/2014, 6:13 PM
I'd like to see a sequel to Predators. And thanks @McNy for that info. I feel warmed to the idea now...
agelesseon - 6/25/2014, 6:13 PM
That's a relief. I actually like "Predators", thought the characters and story were good. I kind of hope they take off from where the last film left off. Probably won't, but that's what I'd like.
Desrow - 6/25/2014, 6:13 PM
btw he gonna make a sequel of Predator 2 or Predators (2010) ???
TheRationalNerd - 6/25/2014, 6:14 PM
@ELgUaSoN

Mannn, sit cho a** down! lol
Tainted87 - 6/25/2014, 6:15 PM
Predator - a Yautja hunts a special forces elite squad in Central America, seemingly at random.
Predator 2 - another Yaujta comes to Los Angelas ten years later during a massive heat/crime wave to pit the drug lords and police against each other, but is secretly being hunted by a special unit, aware of its exploits.
Predators - eight "predators" are kidnapped from Earth and dropped onto a Yautja planet to be hunted as game.

Predator 2 was super cheesy, but I hope Shane Black takes after it and makes a bit more complicated story.
Tainted87 - 6/25/2014, 6:18 PM
Predators was fun.

I saw it with Team Fortress 2 glasses on, so it was cool.
FordEl - 6/25/2014, 6:21 PM
"We're all actors and its all a simulation"
JoJo1982 - 6/25/2014, 6:24 PM
@elguason

Also u need to update that list since Frozen past up IM3
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