Ever since the 1987 release of ‘Predator,’ fans have loved the idea of these aliens who randomly show up to hunt humans which has never been explained in the main series. The upcoming release of ‘The Predator‘ is going to be set between the 1990 release of ‘Predator 2’ which was said to take place in 1997 LA and the 2010 release of ‘Predators.’ We don’t know much about the films but we do know that a direct tie-in to ‘Predator 2’ will be Jake Busey who is playing the son of Gary Busey’s character of Peter Keyes.
According to Busey:
“This one definitely falls in line with the original franchise in that it does focus on the technology that the Predators have. It focuses on what the goal of the Predators is, and what their modus operandi, and why they come to the planet, and that type of thing. It’s definitely in line with the original franchise.”
So, we’ll learn why they’ve been hunting on Earth and quite a bit more as well.
This seems to somewhat fit with Thomas Jane‘s original details that state:
“We play these veterans from like Afghanistan or the Iraq War or whatever. But we’re all fucking crazy so we go to the VA hospital to get our meds. We’re all like shellshocked, PTSD soldiers. We’re at the VA hospital and we’re in group therapy and of course, somebody flips out – this is backstory, I don’t think we really see this – somebody flips out and we all get arrested and get thrown onto the bus to go down to the hospital and they throw this other guy on the bus too.
And he’s a guy they’ve actually marked to kill him because he’s seen a UFO, he’s seen the Predator ships come down so they lock him up and throw him in with us lunatics. They’re going to take that bus, drive it down to a ditch and shoot us all just to get rid of this one guy. But, of course, we take the bus over and we’re all like ‘fuck that, man, let’s go kill these fucking Predators ourselves.’ And we’re just crazy enough to believe that this guy really did see a UFO and there’s these aliens out there. So that’s kinda cool!”
It will be quite interesting to see how these explanations will make sense and also if it will tie-in with the 2004 release of ‘AVP: Alien vs. Predator’ which showed these hunters using humans and hosts for Xenomorphs for sport. We won’t even get into how ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Alien: Covenant’ may or may not have messed with those films being in continuity.
Are you looking forward to finding out more about the rationale behind the Predators or do you feel that this would take away from the scare factor? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Pop Culture