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Is a new PREDATOR movie being announced at Comic Con?

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Generally when I use the words “predator” and “Comic Con” in a sentence, it’s to regale people with the tale about how Darryn got mistaken for a prepubescent girl (easy mistake to make) by a lecherous old man at a cosplay event. Luckily, today’s bit of news is about something other than my colleague’s sex life, as it involves a certain genitalia-faced alien with a thing for fishnet stockings and slaughtering soldiers in the jungle, who might just be returning to our screens.

There hasn’t been a peep about any further developments in the Predator franchise since 2010’s Predators, but that film’s Facebook page suddenly received a rather mysterious update yesterday when the following image was posted.


“There’s something out there waiting for us, and it ain’t no man…We’re all gonna die,” is actually a line from the original 1987 film, which saw a muddy Arnold Schwarzenegger going toe to claw with the famed extraterrestrial hunter. What’s more interesting though, is that according to the learned folks over at Comic Book Movie, that green and blue background is actually a stylized aerial shot of Petco Park, which is right around the corner from the San Diego Convention Center. That’s the home of this weekend’s upcoming Comic-Con 2013, suggesting that something Predator-ial will be announced this weekend. 

Adding more fuel to that fire is the fact that when the lineup for Comic-Con 2013 was announced last week, 20th Century Fox had not indicated what their panel in the vaunted Hall H would be about on Saturday. A few days ago though, THR reported that Foxwill be bringing The Wolverine and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to the event, as well as one other “surprise”. It was assumed at the time that surprise would be something to do with Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, but now that’s not so cut and dry any more.

I for one would certainly welcome a new addition to the Predator franchise. Predators had its flaws, but in returning to its no holds barred action roots, it was a damn sight better than the two previous mediocre Aliens vs Predators movies. It also did the most out of all the Predator movies to flesh out the mythology of the masked hunter, and that’s definitely something I would love to see explored further. Also, there’s the fact that it made $127 million off just a $40 million budget.

So what do you guys think? Could you do with more Predator goodness, or are you still trying to erase the image of Adrian Brody trying to pretend to he’s a badass action hero.

Last Updated: July 16, 2013


  1. MOAR Predator is never a bad thing! Imagine they get Arny to return his role? O_o


    • Kromas

      July 16, 2013 at 10:04

      GET TO THE ASSISTED WALKING MACHINE!!! I think he might be too old.


      • Martin du preez

        July 16, 2013 at 10:37

        He doesn’t necessarily have to be the lead actor. Imagine being retired with his family (Having a son that’s 25+ years old to fight the predator scum)) and they’re all just chilling when a Predator comes tearing around the corner one day looking for kak.


        • Kromas

          July 16, 2013 at 10:41

          Well I am assuming that he knows to never hold a weapon again after the first movie. But yeah I suppose I get the idea. Then again I would not mind seeing someone younger take up the part. Just not Shia LaBeouf 😛


          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            July 16, 2013 at 15:00

            You edit your comment IMMEDIATELY, just now some coked up exec sees it and you gave him/her idea!!!

            Do it now!!!

          • Kromas

            July 16, 2013 at 15:41

            Waaayyyyy tooo late. Hopefully Micheal Bay won’t dire…… oh crap.

        • James Francis

          July 16, 2013 at 11:51

          Maybe he’ll be in a similar role to what Laurence Fishburne portrayed. A grizzled veteran who goes out in a bang.


          • Kromas

            July 16, 2013 at 23:44

            And then they can get Johnny Depp to play a non-white weird character with a goofy hat and makeup. Insert Lone Ranger is horrible meme.

            In the meme time 😛


    • James Francis

      July 16, 2013 at 10:17

      Good question… he’s trying to get his career back, so maybe a move into this franchise might be smart. He’s doing more Terminators, so why not? Arnie also declined the Predator sequel because he didn’t like the changes into an urban environment. This would be closer to his original appeal, especially if they continue the story.


    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      July 16, 2013 at 10:31

      Agreed on both counts


  2. RinceWind

    July 16, 2013 at 10:19

    I would love to see another movie! Just can’t believe how they screwed the pooch with AVP…


  3. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    July 16, 2013 at 10:32

    Nice, very nice.

    ITS BACK!!!


  4. WernerE

    July 16, 2013 at 11:32

    Excellent! I loved Predator 1&2, except that Danny “I’m-getting-too-old-for-this-sh*t” Glover didn’t quite do it for me in Predator 2.
    Also, I felt that the Alien crossover films had great potential, which is a pity that were so meh.
    I’ll be looking forward to see what they come up with.


    • James Francis

      July 16, 2013 at 11:52

      What I loved about Predator 2 is how it subtlety expanded on the alien’s mythos and arsenal.


      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        July 16, 2013 at 14:59

        Agreed. Back story and lore was very nice indeed


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