New Predator Film is a Sequel not a Reboot

Jason McDonald

Yesterday the world learned that Shane Black would be working on a new Predator film.  Early reports claimed that the new film would be a reboot of the franchise.  However, it looks like that isn’t the case at all.

Collider spoke with Shane Black directly about the news and learned that the new film isn’t a reboot, but a sequel.  Speaking with the site, here’s what Black had to say about the film’s direction:

“Why start over, when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine?”  Black said he doesn’t like reboots generally, but can “really get behind inventive sequels”, noting that he likes “the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button.”

The news of a reboot struck me as being strange, so I’m a little relieved that that’s not the case.  Not that I’m against reboots, but I can’t imagine how the Predator franchise would benefit from one.  However, I find the use of the phrase “inventive sequel” to be an interesting choice of words.

I wonder if they’ll do something like “Curse of Chucky” where the film reveals itself to be a sequel/prequel.  Perhaps the new Predator will play with the franchises’ timeline and present a new angle to the series.  For now, all we have is speculation.  But with Fred Dekker and Shane Black crafting the story, I have high hopes that they’ll pull off something unique.



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      1. Wok A. Zashi June 26, 2014 at 2:20 am

        Predator vs Jason ??? LoL. Keep us posted on this please.

      2. Jennie Glenn Craft June 26, 2014 at 2:33 am

        Can’t wait for anew one

      3. Daniel Louro June 26, 2014 at 2:57 am


      4. Shawn David Nicholas Fairholm June 26, 2014 at 3:06 am

        ugh…lol…of course will watch it…but the last one was bland…

      5. Jonathan Hudon June 26, 2014 at 3:08 am

        Another Sequel? Geez… oh well.. that sound better than ‘reboot’ thought.

      6. Rod Acosta June 26, 2014 at 3:13 am

        That’s great!!! Come back Arnie and kick some ugly ass!

      7. Aj Guillen June 26, 2014 at 3:29 am

        thank god! its not a reboot . im sick and tired of reboots. like the amazing spiderman 1 to 2 crap. no offense. but we like the first spiderman the original portrayal spiderman tobey maguire. hes more than a kickass superhero than andrew garfield. again no offense haha

      8. Matt Laskey June 26, 2014 at 3:36 am

        Awesome, this is going to kick ass

      9. Anjum Satti June 26, 2014 at 4:54 am


      10. Abe Stark June 26, 2014 at 5:14 am

        Aj Guillen tobey maguire, sam raimi spiderman sucked. Feel free to jerk it to that if u feel you have to

        • JimVanBebber July 1, 2014 at 1:21 pm

          PUHLEASE! The new Spiderman flicks were utter garbage. They went after every big name actor they could and destroyed what was already accomplished. An excellent Spiderman trilogy.

      11. Michael Ponzio June 26, 2014 at 5:51 am

        They should blend the predator into the expendable series. …

      12. Lisa Walker June 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

        Alright no remake that’s great.

      13. Neil Lewis June 26, 2014 at 6:02 am

        Why bother? Was fresh nearly 30 years ago but now the character has been done to death. How about making a film about a half-man, half-teapot fighting a gang of robotic transvestites in space? I’d rather watch that thanks.

      14. Beth Aspinall June 26, 2014 at 6:06 am

        Charlie Brownsell might not b as bad?

      15. Adam Roddis June 26, 2014 at 6:32 am

        Just bring back arnie please!

      16. Pia Danielle June 26, 2014 at 7:03 am

        Just make it EVEN better please. And dont waste a whole lotta money into creating a big piece of crap! :p

      17. Luca Modica June 26, 2014 at 7:22 am

        At the end of Predator 2, the leader Predator in the room threw Danny Glover, a flint lock pistol engraved 1715. So may be set then? It was the Alien head that had us speculating the most. And the hope that AvP would be made into a movie, but we all know how that turned out.

      18. Matt Alexander June 26, 2014 at 9:21 am


      19. James Daniel Massey June 26, 2014 at 3:59 pm

        Oh common. Can’t they get their story straight? I really hate articles that jump the gun before they get the facts right. There’s been so many lately… 😛

      20. Tom Timmer June 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm

        Who cares.. Come up with something original.

      21. Travis Shaw June 26, 2014 at 6:48 pm

        It’s not a reboot? Thank god for small miracles.

      22. Калоян Владимиров June 26, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      23. Lee Stockman June 27, 2014 at 4:41 am

        Fuck that shit.

      24. DDDowney June 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm

        lol @ all the butthurt in these comments