Will a New ‘Predator’ Movie Be Announced at Comic-Con 2013? [UPDATE]
The 20th Century Fox panel for San Diego Comic-Con this week will bring out a couple big titles to rile up the crowds of fanboys, including ‘The Wolverine,’ ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ and perhaps even something on ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘ and this recently announced ‘X-Force‘ movie. But one bit that still eludes us is a mysterious “surprise” the studio has teased will be announced during the panel, and now we might have the answer.
What could this mean? Could there be a new movie coming, perhaps a similar prequel to how ‘Prometheus’ was to ‘Alien’? Or is it simply a new video game? Time will tell when the Fox panel unveils its goodies this Saturday, Jul. 20 on the Hall H grand stage. We’ll be on hand to relay the latest updates straight from Comic-Con, so stay tuned for more info.
UPDATE: July 16, 2013 — 20th Century Fox has released a statement, clarifying that this Comic-Con tease is regarding the ‘Predator’ 3D Blu-ray. From their official press release:
In a first-of-its-kind activation at Comic-Con, fans can enter booth #3528 and have their photo taken with state of the art cameras courtesy of 3D Systems. Their image will then be used to make them the victim as a customized figurine is created using 3D Systems 3D printing technology that features the Predator alien holding the fans’ severed head!
The figurine is only available to fans that purchase the ‘Predator’ Blu-ray 3D, available exclusively for pre-order at Comic-Con and packaged in a limited edition Predator head for $129.99. Fans can also receive the figurine with the purchase of a “headless” Blu-ray 3D for $49.99.
Additionally fans will get a first look at the all-new 3D transfer of the film before it arrives on Blu-ray 3D later this year as they enter the jungle that is ruled by the ultimate warrior that came from another planet.
Attendees can also participate in the “Hunt the Predator” challenge. Fans who find the Predator, take a photo and upload it to their social networks with the official hashtag “#HUNTthePREDATOR” will be entered to receive a front of the line pass at the Predator 3D booth for an exclusive 3D printed figurine.
The ‘Predator’ Blu-ray 3D will be shipped to all those that pre-order at Comic-Con when it is officially released in December. The custom figurine will be shipped following the convention.
The original ‘Predator’ was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura and Kevin Peter Hall. The film, which saw these extra-terrestrial warriors hunting a team of commandos stationed in Central America, was resurrected down the road with 1990′s ‘Predator 2′ and 2010′s ‘Predators,’ the latter of which was directed by Nimród Antal, produced by Robert Rodriguez, and starred Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Alice Braga and Danny Trejo.