As of right now, The Predator has two great things going in for it: it's being written and directed by action master Shane Black and has a truly impressive cast. The latest film about the man-hunting alien is looking more stacked than one could have hoped for, and now The Predator is adding one last member to its ensemble. The hunt for a full cast is finally over as Augusto Aguilera joins The Predator as the final main character.
Deadline has the scoop, and they report that Augusto Aguilera will be the final role of the main ensemble. There are no details on who the actor will be playing, but the chances are extremely strong that he will play a military/soldier type who will end up going head-to-head in a high-stakes battle against the alien Predator. Whether his character survives until the end of the movie is another question entirely.
This will be Augusto Aguilera's first major film role, having played a number of television series prior. His resume includes appearances on shows like Chasing Life, Major Crimes, Ice, and FX's upcoming drama series Snowfall.
Augusto Aguilera will fight the titular hunter alongside a great cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key. That's a mighty fine cast right there, and hopefully Aguilera's inclusion makes it all the stronger. Several character details are being kept under wraps, but we do know some minor details. Boyd Holbrook plays main character Quinn Mackenna, a Special Forces Commando; Olivia Munn is a scientist; Trevante Rhodes is playing an ex-Marine and best friend of Mackenna; Sterling K. Brown is a government agent who imprisons Holbrook's character early on but then must rely on him to hunt the Predator; Key is a soldier who teams up with Rhodes and Holbrook; and Tremblay plays Holbrook's autistic son who is the key to communicating with the Predator.
For obvious reasons, plot details are being kept behind lock and key, but you can bet there will be a bunch of guys getting picked off by the Predator. The movie is directed by Shane Black with a script he co-wrote with Fred Dekker. The film is not a reboot, but is set in the same timeline as the original 1987 film. This new version will also apparently not ignore the events of the first events (but don't expect Arnold Schwarzenegger to show up). The Predator will definitely be an R-rated film because, as Shane Black put it, "PG-13 is for pussies."
The Predator is expected to hit theaters on February 9, 2018. Until then make sure to check back in with CinemaBlend and we'll update you on all things Predator as soon as new information becomes available.