Robert Rodriguez Confirms ‘Predators’ Sequel

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm,

predators headshot logo Robert Rodriguez Confirms Predators Sequel

Robert Rodriguez is in attendance at this year’s Comic-Con to promote Machete, but he took a moment to address speculation about a sequel to Predators – and offered insight into what fans can expect from a follow-up.

Modestly-budgeted for a summer blockbuster, Predators quickly recouped its expenses and received mostly positive reviews. It should come as no surprise that 20th Century Fox is hungry to repeat that success. The ending of the film certainly hinted at the possibility of further installments and Rodriguez confirms that he’s been approached to get the ball rolling on a sequel.

Apparently Predators was the studio’s way of “testing the market” – and the scope of the film was deliberately modest. Rodriguez spoke with IGN asserting that, with a renewed interest in the franchise, we can expect bigger and better things from a Predators sequel:

“They really wanted it to be pretty contained, pretty scaled-back. They didn’t want to put too many of the ideas into it that we could save for a second one. So we could see what the appetite was, because the bigger movie would actually be what comes following that. That kind of sets up a new storyline, new location and world, and then you can really go crazy from there.”

Rodriguez goes on to say that while he’s got a few of his own ideas for the sequel, he’ll probably bring in other writers to pitch their take – and then choose the approach he likes best.

When asked about the possibility of stepping into the director’s chair for the next installment he brings up one potential obstacle:

“I don’t know… I think I have too many people wanting me to do Sin City 2 first!”

Personally, I only had two major complaints with Predators. The film never tried to flesh-out characters – beyond their one-dimensional archetypes. The second was the previously mentioned restrained scope and style. The alien jungle looked just like Earth’s jungles and, despite the fact that the planet was a game preserve, we  never saw any other creatures for the Predators to hunt. While these are relatively minor grievances, expanding on these details could have appeased fans who found Predators to be a little too similar to the original.

That said, it was still an entertaining ride and if it reinvigorated the studio’s faith in the Predator franchise – that’s a win in my book.

What do you think? What would you like to see in a Predators sequel?

Source: IGN

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  1. I’d like to see human civilization actually getting a “leg up” on the Predators. A visit to their homeworld is a MUST! We saw a delightful glimpse of it in the “Alien vs Predator” franchise and I would LOVE to see more.
    But once humans learn the secret of CLOAKING and of being able to see the cloaked Predators, the next meeting should make the combat more even, and maybe even prevent the Predators from wanting to return to Earth. That would set up an offworld showdown to determine WHO survives the final battle!
    Only to be followed by the next one, of course!

    • I would love to see a predator set in earth’s future where we have better weapons. A single predator could come to earth but get killed off easily setting the stage for a larger battle.

  2. What about that bug humanoid? That was non-human prey

  3. As I said earlier or have tried to convey, I want to see vultures stalking people as an eerie sign of imminent doom. Lets see Planet Earths King of Beasts THE LION perhaps develop a relationship/partnership with the main character and cooperate to hunt predators together. I want to see VICIOUS GRIZZLY BEARS in the woods and DINOSAUR SIZED CROCODILES in the waters everyone is always so peacefully swimming in. Planet Earth has more to offer than just Black Ops mercenaries. Where are the MUTANT SIZE ANACONDAS?

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