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Jake Busey joins The Predator in a role that will mean a lot to fans of the series

June 27th, 2017 by Marc Comments

With Shane black’s new Predator movie coming along nicely, we’ve just heard that a very cool addition to the cast has been confirmed.

Jake Busey, star of Starship Troopers and The Frighteners, joined the cast a while ago and now we’ve learned who he’s playing… and it’s actually pretty great. Why? Well, his father, Gary Busey, starred in Predator 2 (above) and Jake will be playing his son in the sequel.

That’s kinda awesome.

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Jake says in the interview on The Red Booth (below): “[Shane Black] called me and he said ‘Hey, you wanna do this movie? We don’t have money for you but it’ll be a fun thing to come play and be your father’s son.’ And so as much as I have followed in my Dad’s footsteps career-wise, this is like really following in his footsteps by playing a character who is the son of the character he played, and I don’t think there would be any other forum where I would do that. I think this is the one thing.”

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We’re actually fans of both father and son and while Predator 2 wasn’t exactly Gary Busey’s biggest role – although his death was impressive – it’ll be nice to see the connection between the movies.

Busey adds: “If you liked the very first movie a lot, you’ll really like this one. This one has a lot of essence of the first movie,” given that we’re hearing this one will feature a lot of practical effects and, well, gore, we’re getting pretty excited to re-enter the Predator universe.

What say you all?

Shane Black (Predator) wrote and directed The Predator. The new film stars Sterling K. Brown(“American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson”), Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”), Boyd Holbrook(“Logan”), Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) – in the front with Black , Olivia Munn (“X-Men: Apocalypse”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Key and Peele”), Thomas Jane (The Expanse) and Alfie Allen(Game of Thrones).

The Predator will hunt again on August 3, 2018.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….