Yesterday we got the news that Shane Black was going to reboot Predator for FOX. Today, the Iron Man 3 writer/director cleared thing up a bit while speaking with Collider. Black says that his film does, indeed, tie to franchise continuity:
“Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?”
Black adds that he can:
“…really get behind inventive sequels.”
Directed by John McTiernan, Predator starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a U.S. special forces team that comes under attack from an alien hunter that stalks them in the jungle one by one. It was followed in 1990 by Predator 2. Then the franchise crossed over with Fox’s Alien franchise for two more sequels, Alien vs. Predator and AvP: Requiem. In 2010, Nimrod Antal rebooted the franchise with Predators.