Shane Black's PREDATOR won't be a reboot but a sequel instead

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Just yesterday we broke news of a new Predator film on the way, and while just about everyone can agree that having Shane Black write and direct the flick is a smart move, the opinion on reboot versus sequel has been rather divided. Well fans of the reboot side of this argument, buckle up. Because the next Predator flick will indeed be a sequel.


Initially, it was believed that Black would be rebooting the franchise. But according to Black, a discussion with co-writer Fred Dekker (via Collider) revealed that it would be a waste to toss away three decades of history. “As far as Fred and I are concerned anyway,” Black said, “why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?”

According to Black, they’d rather look at an “inventive sequel” than redoing the entire franchise as he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.”

And I have to agree with Black. Predator carries a ton of history with it, and rebooting that is lazy and disrespectful to the fans. A sequel that pays homage to that legacy and throws in some new ideas however, sounds perfect.

Hopefully that also means seeing an old face or two return. I’d dig to see Schwarzenegger, Glover and Brody team up to take down a Predator, but that’s a fan-fiction story for another day.

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Last Updated: June 26, 2014

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