A new photo from the set of The Predator has made its way online, revealing our first look at the classic alien baddies in Shane Black’s highly-anticipated sequel along with a few of their human co-stars. But once you look past the obvious — these Predators are riding in a friggin’ TANK — there’s something particularly interesting about this pic, which could provide a clue to the film’s mysterious plot.
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.
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.
It’s always exciting to see the latest work from a beloved director, or to watch a great actor return to a classic role. But one of the most underrated pleasures of going to the movies is discovery; watching an actor you’d never heard of before surprise you with their incredible range or charisma, or realizing, in real time, that you’re witnessing the work of a major new artist. It really doesn’t get much better than that.
ScreenCrush’s Matt Singer and Erin Whitney are back from the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. You can read all of their coverage so far here, but if you want the digest version, they compiled this list of some of the fest’s highlights: the best performances, the biggest surprises, and the worst disappointments. What are the movies people are going to be talking about this fall? These. (Except the ones they didn’t like, of course.)