Predators 2 – Sequel Plans18.07.10 # Sequel # 257 Comments
There’s been some Predators 2 talk recently, so what has been said and how likely is a sequel?
Director Nimród Antal revealed a couple of weeks ago that a Predators sequel had already been discussed with Robert Rodriguez, noting that it would depend primarily on the box office. Predators has since grossed $52m worldwide, with some time still to run. As its production budget was a sensible $40m, this means it’s a decent financial success.
Star Adrien Brody has indicated he would like to return. “The idea of reprising the role and going farther into that character is interesting to me,” he said. “It would be exciting to watch a character progress or deteriorate. That’s exciting for an actor. I thoroughly enjoyed playing Royce.”
But would it be Adrien vs Predators 2? Not necessarily. Writer-producer Robert Rodriguez has enthused, “There are so many great ideas… Just following Laurence Fishburne’s character (Noland) around in a prequel would be a great movie. Just the tales he tells in this movie alone, I want to see those experiences”. This is unlikely to be the direction though, as Fishburne was one of the weaker elements of Predators.
Could Arnold Schwarzenegger return in a non-leading role? Well, actually, he might. Rodriguez was keen to have him re-introduced at the end of Predators, in a real crazy scene you can read here. The Governor’s “erratic schedule” meant he couldn’t free up the time for filming. But when the Predators sequel rolls around, Arnie will no longer be in office. (Rodriguez also wanted Danny Glover in the role that eventually went to Laurence Fishburne).
Interestingly, Predators 2 already exists in comic book form. Dark Horse has published their version of the Predators sequel -
You can buy it here
What would you like to see happen in a Predators sequel? Should it stay on the hunting planet? Should Arnie return? Leave your thoughts in the comments.