How great would Shane Black's The Predator have been if original Predator star Arnold Schwarzenegger had had a cameo? The guy is a legend, and his appearance in the new film may have been worth the price of admission for many. We personally liked the film (somewhat) but it was mostly reviled by both franchise fans and casual viewers. Maybe it wouldn't have been as unlikable if Schwarzenegger had dropped in with a famous line from The Terminator. Sadly, he turned down the role and director Shane Black didn't bat an eye.
The Predator co-writer Fred Dekker explained what almost was in the movie, comparing the plan to Luke Skywalker's end scene cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Here's what Dekker told Moviefone:
The new film is already chock-full of references to the original, but Fred Dekker also wanted a callback to the other popular Schwarzenegger-led franchise saying:
Also, speaking of callbacks, the film almost included a HUGE star from the Alien franchise: Sigourney Weaver's alien-destroying Ripley. Anyone else bummed that didn't happen?
The film features Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, and Thomas James and works from a script by Shane Black and Fred Dekker. Black is know for directing the divisive Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and a handful of others, with his writing credits extending far beyond his directing credits in number.
Would Shane Black's The Predator have been even just a bit better with such a high-profile cameo? Have you even seen The Predator? Are you wanting to see it at all? Let us know!
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