You’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer for the new Shane Black movie (or the new Predator sequel, however you want to look at it), as 20th Century Fox has officially pushed the release date for The Predator back a whole seven months — from February to August 2018. But good things come to those who wait, or at least that’s what I learned from a desk calendar filled with generic landscape photos.
Going in to a Shane Black movie, you’re aware of two things: you’re going to laugh (if you like Shane Black movies, that is) and people onscreen are going to die. Which makes a movie like The Predator a perfect outlet for him, because the entire premise of Predator revolves around a group of buddies who are being picked off one by one by a bloodthirsty alien. According to cast member Sterling K. Brown, just because Black is making a big studio blockbuster doesn’t mean that he won’t sprinkle in some of his patented “wicked sense of humor.”
Predator is 30 years old this June. 30 years of Predator! That’s incredible. Want to feel old? This is what the original Predator looks like today.
Edward James Olmos is doing double-duty in the sci-fi genre. On top of reprising his Blade Runner character for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sequel, the Battlestar Galactica will get back into his military sci-fi roots with the new Predator.
One of our most anticipated upcoming films is The Predator, Shane Black’s sorta-sequel to the ’80s sci-fi action classic, which boasts a pretty impressive cast — including Trevante Rhodes, one of the breakout stars of recent Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight. (It feels good to type that.) Black has been keeping fans up to date with production on the sequel via his social media accounts, and his latest update from the set comes in the form of a new photo featuring the cast (or some of them), and our first look at Alfie Allen and Thomas Jane.
Sometime over the last couple of months, writer-director Shane Black slipped onto Twitter without very many people noticing. While admittedly a bit of a neophyte when it comes to social media, Black has immediately grasped the most important aspects of the platform. You know, sharing funny tweets, complaining about politicians, taking pictures of his dogs, and, oh yeah, throwing out exclusive content from the set of his long-anticipated Predator sequel. You know, just normal, everyday Twitter stuff.
Ever since the news broke that Shane Black was making The Predator, many of us wondered what exactly we were supposed to call it. It’s not a reboot, because it features new characters in a new environment, and it’s not exactly a sequel either, since none of the characters from the original seem to be returning. Some thought Arnold Schwarzenegger would cameo to tie this movie in with the rest, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
We know one thing, Shane Black‘s The Predator will have some serious cuteness. Room star Jacob Tremblay is the latest actor to join the sci-fi film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and this movie is only sounding better and better.
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.