Disney is planning to reboot the Predator movie franchise
Scified2019-11-09 15:09:48
Written by Chris38,600 Reads5 Comments2019-11-09 15:09:48

For a few months now there have been murmurings that Disney are planning to reboot the Predator movie franchise following the acquisition of Fox film properties, however with no confirmation from Disney themselves, the news has remained at best nothing more than rumor.

However, following the recent news that Disney are planning to lock away the Alien films in their Disney vault we have received additional word concerning Disney's plans for the Predator and is sounds like Disney are indeed planning to reboot the property sometime in the near future.

Shane Black's The Predator which released in 2018 attempted to take the Predator franchise back to its roots but seemed to fall short of that goal. In concept, The Predator had a lot of great potential (just look at this mutated Predator concept art which went unused!), but the execution was lackluster and the film's box office returns only solidified that fact.

Originally, The Predator was even going to tie into Ridley Scott's Alien universe, by having a time-traveling Ripley arrive in the pod left behind by the Fugitive Predator. Some fans liked the idea, while many (specifically Alien fans) thought the mere idea of having such a connection would have tainted both franchises further.

It's clear Fox was unsure of how to handle the Predator property and with every sequel following Predator 2 being a relative letdown, the franchise's cinematic momentum seemed to grind to a halt with the release of The Predator last year.

Now that Disney own the rights to Predator and are planning to completely reboot the franchise, we're unsure of what direction the studio will take - will it attempt to retcon the 1987 original and wipe the slate clean? Or will they do a soft reboot, maintaining some elements of the original films?

While the fate of the Predator's film career remains unknown, fans can look forward to not one, but 2 new games based on the Predator universe! The first is a new Predator shooter game for the PlayStation 4 arriving next year and the other is a Predator VR experience!

As we learn more about Disney's plans for the Predator movie franchise, we'll keep you posted! In the meantime, let us know what you think Disney should do with the property, by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below!

Discuss the latest news, rumours and speculation on Dan Trachtenberg's NEW Predator movie, titled Badlands - in development with 20th Century Studios and Disney in the Badlands Movie Forum!



MemberSuper PredatorNov-09-2019 3:14 PM

The last movie wasn't very good over all. I doubt Disney can do better except for special effects to be fair.


ModeratorElder PredatorNov-09-2019 6:33 PM

Unfortunately every Predator film since the original feels like a reboot, (for the most part) ignoring previous installments, rehashing over elements that worked, while failing to establish any type of progressive storyline. Its the same concept over and over again. 

The original Predator should have either been entirely standalone....and would have been a cult classic built around the ambiguity and mystery of that one time Yautja incursion. 

Or developed with an actual plot in mind. Something that raised the stakes of Predator incursions towards an actual end-goal. 

In fairness Predators was a step in the right direction. It gave us something new, and expanded the buildworlding of the franchise, while also giving us new characters with some continuity that could have been pursued further. But it failed to raise the stakes in any meaningful way, probably less so as it was on another planet.

The Predator has erased that thread, while admirably trying to raise the stakes with the whole Super-predators wanting to destroy humanity angle. But then self-imploded with the ridiculous Ironman Anti-Predator suit that entirely undid everything the film attempt to do. 

Good luck Disney. If you take this route plan it well. 


MemberJungle HunterNov-10-2019 12:11 AM

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>>while failing to establish any type of progressive storyline.<<

I think this is a huge plus. The absence of a through storyline / character allows to create a variety of stories, avoiding the analogy with Ripley and the "legacy" of the previous parts. Any sequel with dubious elements can be cancelled without consequences.


>>Super-predators wanting to destroy humanity angle<<

No. This is just a generic sci-fi plot about alien invasion. Predator should remain just an athlete-hunter, a collector of skulls.


MemberCity HunterNov-10-2019 8:50 PM

Dang Disney back at it again.


MemberFugitive PredatorNov-12-2019 4:20 PM

I think the PLOT to The Predator was not BAD as far as a Synopsis, the Execution was POOR though...

I actually thought Predators was Decent, i have Gone-Off the Sequel (Predator 2) a bit..  while i still think its Decent...

I feel Predator was almost a Perfect Movie, i dont think it needs a Reboot at all.   We could have Alternative Sequels to that Movie that are Set 2-5 years after, and are Secret Missions that are Covered up..

I also think we could have a Predator Movie that is SET in the Future.... WHY-NOT!  ....  2035, 2065... or even 2095 etc

I dont think they should REBOOT the Franchise... but knowing Disney i would NOT be Surprised.

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