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Predator 5 in the works… and it may be a very different story than we’ve had before

November 24th, 2020 by Marc Comments


One of the biggest disappointments of the last few years was Predator, Shane Black’s installment in the popular alien-hunter franchise which, while written by Black, who brought us crackers such as The Nice Guys, Iron Man 3 and Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, was a mess, uninspired and well, plain terrible.

For many it felt like the Predator franchise was dead in the water and would likely have to wait a few years if it were ever going to stalk earth again.

But it seems that this simply isn’t the case.

10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg is set to direct the fifth movie in the series at 20th Century Fox from writer Patrick Aison who is a producer/writer on shows like Kingdom and Jack Ryan.

Andm most exciting of all? It seems that it may, unlike the other movies in the series, not be set in the modern world (or follow on from the disasterous cliffhanger of Predator) but rather will take the series where fans have wanted to to go for quite so time… the distant past.

Fans will recall in the very under-rated Predator 2 (seriously, Danny Glover was awesome in that movie) it was revealed that the Predators have been coming to earth to hunt for a very long time, finding our strongest warriors and going after them as trophies:

Well, now according to a new report, the Predators will go back a couple of hundred years with Trachtenberg reportedly working on a project at Fox called Skulls about “a Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior.”

Now, if that doesn’t sound like a Predator movie (which may also harken back to the superb Aliens Vs Predator comic where the two alien monsters first met at Dark Horse Comics) then I don’t know what does.

And, it does seem, according to Trachtenberg himself, this has been a project he’s been working on for a while:

Of course, Predator is now owned by Disney, so it’s likely this will be a soft reboot of the franchise and may even feel different to what went before, Whatever it is, I’m a big fan of the Predator and I look forward to a (hopefully)fun return to form.

What say you all? Let me know your thoughts, gang…

Sources: Deadline & AvPGalaxy

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….