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.
Movies have taught us that the 'Alien' Xenomorph and the Predator are enemies and will try to kill each other if stuck on the same planet together, but these two cosplayers want you to know that differences can be set aside and magic can happen.
There are many reasons to be scared of the 'Dark Knight Rises' version of Bane. He's big, strong, referred to as a ruthless killer, has lived in prison for the majority of his life and even Catwoman is scared of him. But the main reason we'd piddle in our pants if confronted by him, and no one seems to have picked up on this, is that he looks like a relative of the 'Predator' aliens.
An inexperienced director. Two first-time screenwriters. A star with limited command of the English language. Creature designs so underwhelming they were junked and restarted from scratch. A production so low on funds that it had to be shut down before an ending was even attempted so the producers could beg for more money.
This sounds more like the making of a Hollywood disaster than a movie that would become part of the pop culture lexicon. But 26 years ago this month, on June 12th, 1987, the fruit of those sometimes troubled labors was unleashed on an unsuspecting public and a modern classic was born.
It was called ‘Predator.’