Expect a re-design of the iconic Predator suit for Shane Black's Upcoming Sequel
A sequel to the Predator franchise has been in the works at 20th Century Fox since 2014, with Shane Black and Fred Dekker at the helm. A teaser image was unveiled in Feb, and a script was turned in last year. Black has spoken briefly on the project while doing the rounds for the buddy cop detective film The Nice Guys.
The film, titled The Predator, will see a costume change for the iconic predator. As Black puts it, “It’s not to ‘improve,’ it’s make it fun, make it different, make it organically different,” Black told us of his plans for the Predator costume.
" “So what’s the extension of it that makes sense, that’s exciting? There have been a lot of changes to Stan’s design over the years. These different Predator movies have done different things. Ultimately it’s not about design to me, it’s about the story you want to tell.
"There are people who are always going to agonize over Iron Man, what color his suit is. Maybe this weapon does a new thing, but if the story is not good I don’t give a sh*t what color the suit is. In ‘The Predator’ we’re doing a lot of upgrades to what you would consider to be the traditional Predator technology and look, but hopefully the story is what’s going to drag people in, not just the attention to the minutiae.”
Black has also revealed to JoBlo that filming will begin on The Predator either this September or October, for its March 2, 2018 release.