Plenty of beloved action franchises have announced new projects in recent years, but arguably one of the most exciting of the bunch is The Predator. Bringing Shane Black back into the fold after a long absence, the new film will aim to revitalize the intergalactic hunters and introduce their bloody sport to a new generation. Plot details have been hard to come by, but The Predator actor Thomas Jane recently opened up and explained that it will (at least partially) center on a group of psychologically-scarred war veterans fighting for survival against the Predators. The 1922 star said:
The Predator franchise has always relied on a conflict between one or more human badasses against the titular hunter. However, it sounds like Shane Black's new film will sidestep much of the confusion and speculation that most Predator movie characters go through and get right to the point. These war veterans are ready and willing to accept that the aliens exist, and they have the skills to fight back when their lives are in danger. The Predators like to keep a low profile when they come to Earth, so making the film center on these soldiers fighting to stay alive amid an alien cover-up makes quite a bit of sense.
The reference to soldiers in the back of a bus also seems to provide some context for a photo posted by director Shane Black earlier this year in which we see several of the film's stars (including Thomas Jane) in the back of a beat-up bus. Check it out below.
With that said, Thomas Jane made sure to note in his guest spot on Shadow Nation that this is just the part that he filmed. There might be another layer to The Predator's story that we're not entirely aware of (which could explain how a young actor like Ty Simpkins can get involved in the action) so we're going to have to wait until we see footage from the film to know for sure. Shane Black has already said that the film will solidify the storylines of the series instead of providing a full-blown reboot, so all eyes are on this entry to bring the whole thing full circle.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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