Predator 3 – Sequel Plans24.09.08 # Sequel # 67 Comments
Well, it looks like the Franchise Gods are at it again. Producer John Davis has announced his intentions to make a Predator 3, hopefully starring the beefy, incoherent governor of California – Arnold Schwarzenegger. The sequel is pending Arnie’s future political career and whether or not they can scrape together a decent script.
Say hello to my enormous friend.
Here’s what Davis had to say:
“The Governor has mentioned to me that when he ceases to be Governor, if he doesn’t run for the Senate and all of that stuff, he’d like to do a movie or two again. And I don’t know, maybe we could restart the Predator franchise. …We’d have to come up with a really good script and a really great angle on it, but Predator was the first movie I was ever involved with, so it’s always going to have a really soft spot in my heart. …We’ve logically done what we could’ve done with the two Alien Vs Predator movies. But I think there’s something to go back to with Predator.”
The first Predator is so much fun (basically Commando with an alien) and Predator 2 stands as one of the rare sequels that’s just as good as the first (and in my opinion, better). Predator 2 is also credited with starting the Alien vs. Predator craze when an Alien xenomorph skull can be seen on a Predator trophy rack.
Do NOT pick up this hitchhiker.
While the AvP films were … shall we say … LESS than stellar, the standalone Predator franchise still maintains a high bar for quality. But the curse of 3 might be in play here … not only is Arnie very old, but it was the third Alien film that also destroyed that franchise.
What do you think? Predator 3 – Good idea, bad idea, ridiculous idea? And what are your thoughts on the direction the sequel should take? Leave all your brilliant plot ideas for the producers in the comments!