Ever since Disney purchased Fox Media, fans have been excited for the Fox owned Marvel properties to return to their rightful home with Marvel Studios. There are, however, other major franchises that now fall under the Disney umbrella, namely Predator and Alien. Of the former, it had a chance at a positive revival with Shane Black’s 2018 quasi-sequel, The Predator, but it failed to connect with the hardcore fanbase or bring in any new fans. Now, it looks like Disney is going to try and revive the franchise once again!
Deadline is reporting that Predator will get a new film soon. Under their 20th Century Studios banner, Disney will produce a new Predator film with 10 Cloverfield Lane director, Dan Trachtenberg, at the helm. There are no details available as far as the plot goes, other than it will ignore the existence of the last film and tell an entirely new story. This franchise is quite popular, despite the fact that it has had more bad films than good. In fact, besides the original 1987 film with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the possible inclusion of the 2010 Predators with Adrian Brody, the Predator has had a really hard time getting proper treatment on the silver screen.
With no idea where this film may go, the sky is the limit. Hopefully, they take it back to its roots, and make it a pure hunter thriller akin to the first film. Disney could even bring back Arnold in a decent capacity to tie it into the original movie. They could also pull from the incredible comic books that really delve into what makes the Predator species the elite hunters they are. Maybe a film on their home planet, exploring their customs and cultural history, could be interesting for fans. If done right, this could truly be the steppingstone for a whole new run for this franchise and also help kick off a more aggressive side to Disney.
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