There are few 2022 movies we’re more hyped up for than Prey, the Predator prequel that takes things back to the past. In the 1987 original, a Native American member of the team suggested that his ancestors had encounters with Predators. Now we’ll find out what that was like.
If I told you Hulu was going to be producing their own sequel to the Predator franchise through 20th Century Studios, your reaction might not be an immediate “I’m there.” But that’s before you know the details. For one thing, it’s called “Prey,” it’s actually a prequel and it’s set 300 years in the past.
Dark Horse Comics has been publishing material related to the Alien and Predator movies for nearly its entire existence. They took a chance on an Aliens book in 1988 and it took off, paving the way for countless expanded universe stories, and acquired Predator in 1989. It was Dark Horse that came up with the idea of merging the two properties, something the movie studio later adapted for itself.
No one was a fan of The Predator, the 2018 reboot (directed by Shane Black) of the 1987 classic and its sequels. Special effects artist Yuri Everson, who worked on the movie, posted screenshots from two deleted scenes to his Instagram, and they reveal quite a twist. Mind, it’s no great loss — this twist would not have made the movie better. In fact, in the eyes of some, it would have made it worse.
Around this time next year, one of the most famous movie monsters of the 80’s will make his return when the Predator returns in a self-titled reboot. The first movie was called “Predator,” this is called “THE Predator.” See the difference?