In terms of casts, Shane Black’s The Predator might take the Oscar for Most Anticipated Team-Up of Fantastic Actors in an Action Movie. It already has Olivia Munn, Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Boyd Holbrook, and Sterling K. Brown, and now it’s poised to add another: none other than the Punisher himself, Thomas Jane.
The man is unstoppable. After his starring turns in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and This Is Us, Sterling K. Brown was cast in Marvel’s Black Panther as an entirely new character. Now, he’s currently in talks to join another franchise: Shane Black’s The Predator.
It looks like Shane Black is in the business of one-upping himself with the cast of The Predator — following yesterday’s report on the casting of Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes, today brings word of yet another exciting addition to the growing ensemble: Keegan-Michael Key. It’s a big week for Key, who also just reprised his Key & Peele character Luther, the angry Obama translator, for an episode of The Daily Show.
It’s been a minute since we last heard anything new about Shane Black’s upcoming Predator sequel, but today’s exciting update was easily worth the wait. Trevante Rhodes, star of the critically acclaimed awards season favorite Moonlight, is gearing up to hunt down everyone’s favorite alien warrior, as the actor has signed on to star opposite Narcos’ Boyd Holbrook and Olivia Munn in the sequel, simply titled The Predator.
Just last week we finally got out first real look at Kong: Skull Island, which showed us that the new King Kong movie, among other things, will look incredible. Which is good news for Shane Black, who has just acquired Skull Island’s cinematographer, Larry Fong, for his Predator sequel.
Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter turned a few heads when they announced the casting of Olivia Munn in Shane Black’s upcoming The Predator and slipped in a quick tease about the script. According to their sources, the newest Predator movie would take place in suburbia, leading many people speculate on how this setting would sync up with earlier reports that Black wanted to make a movie that was both very scary and very funny. After all, the suburbs have given birth to countless horror and science-fiction films; in the hands of someone like Shane Black, they could be the perfect setting for the Predator franchise.
Shane Black’s Predator movie has been shuffling its cast around lately. Benicio Del Toro recently stepped out, to be replaced by Narcos star Boyd Holbrook. Now, the movie has gained a cast member, as X-Men: Apocalypse star Olivia Munn has joined to be a part of the alien hunter-hunting team.
While the Predator franchise hasn’t exactly been as fantastic as the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring debut, excitement is building for Shane Black’s upcoming revival of the series, The Predator. We were pretty disappointed by Benicio Del Toro’s exit earlier this month, but the prospect of Narcos star Boyd Holbrook replacing him was more reassuring. And Black himself is a promising aspect of the project — his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and this year’s The Nice Guys were both fantastic and funny action movies. He’s very excited to start working on the movie, and already has big plans about the general vibe and how it’ll differ from its predecessors.
It was only a month ago that it was reported that Benicio Del Toro was in talks to star in The Predator, Shane Black’s reboot of the famous monster action series. But now The Hollywood Reporter that Del Toro won’t appear in the film, and Black and producers are back on the hunt for another star. Now the guy close to the lead role is Narcos star Boyd Holbrook.
Marvel Studios is one of the most successful business ventures in moviemaking history, but not everything is sunshine, happiness, and rainbows behind the scenes. It seems like every time another Marvel movie is announced, a director leaves a previous project citing those two heebie-jeebies-inducing words: “creative differences.” The making of Iron Man 3 was no picnic, as both its director Shane Black and one of its stars Rebecca Hall can attest.