Robert Rodriguez Confirms ‘Predators’ Sequel

Published 5 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.

    • I Like bruce’s idea about visiting their world however how about a twist, steming from what nolan said that there were two tribes feuding suppose humans were to learn of the rules of the hunt and decide to compete to show superiority of race, with the help of the survivors of predators in supporting roles..but this time the humans have highly advanced weapons maybe a nano suit, but not invisibility tho just super strength.

  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?

  4. Is there actually a new Predators in production yet, Does anyone know for a fact if there is going to be a predators 2?

  5. Personally, I love Predators (haven’t seen the original yet).
    One flaw with it however (spoiler alert) is that Stans sacrificed himself. I find this very out of character. I think that Hanzo should have taken both The Berserker and The Tracker (or the Falconeer, whichever one Nikolai didn’t kill), and killed the latter before being killed by the Beserker. Stans could have then been killed by Edwin, who despite being a pycopath doesn’t kill A SINGLE THING! Not a bug, no humans or aliens, no plants, just some of Isabell’s skin cells xD

  6. just make the Predators 2 anyway you want it…

  7. I would like to see the background set in a different location. It’d be good for the Aliens to wreak havoc in an Asian country. Maybe include a desert. The first Predator was scary, but that sort of started diminishing with the sequels. I’d love to see the upcoming movie to be frightening to the core, making us ask, “what if these things are out there?”.

  8. I would like to have someone working on these films (Aliens and Predator films) who is AWARE of their iconic, cultural, and in other words wide spread use in popular mediums, comics, videogames, ect…

    given comments by some of the past directors *especially in the Aliens films*, it sounds like they aren’t aware of that. and many fans with their “nostalgia glasses” fail to understand the change in times and tastes in the main theater going demographics, who also would be the main players of the video games.

    Horror movies are effectively dead (as they used to be), while the Survivor Horror videogame genre is still strong, its strong because it added the “player controlled” element. They ARE the ones making the decisions to go down those dark steps in other words, and not passively watching it.

    There is no more, slow build up and reveal, and jump scares (common in horror movies today) wouldn’t work with creatures everyone knows about, saw playing chess on Robot Chicken and on going on a failed date on that same show…that is the world we live in now. In short you can’t really have this unknown alien thing lurking in the shadows scaring the audience with uncertainty of the unknown when they have a resin statue of it sitting on their coffee table back home.

    It pretty much HAS TO be an Action Film. Set it on an alien world, make the Predator/Yautja a protagonist…and not kill them at the end. Three times we got a classic Predator protagonist and all three times they were killed by the end of the movie. It has lost its shock value.

    A new Predator film? Give us a Predator out to prove his hunting skills to the stronger females (like the comics and novels), and ends up hunting down humans in the future with better weapons, as well as Synthetics, mutated alien beasts. Heck the recent comic with a Predator and Human having an un-easy team-up to hunt down an Engineer would work.

  9. I really like AVP movies and what I would like to see is a full scale war between the Predators and Aliens. It’s impossible for 3 Predators to even have a chance against thousands of Aliens no matter what type of weapons they have. The conflict between the two doesn’t have to end but it would just make the conflict more equal. To me the Predators are the good guys. I must have watched the original 10 times. I never get sick of it.

  10. I would like to state , that the predator franchise is amazing. I would though like to see more predator, in the movie. Also wouldn’t hurt to see the human race more advanced. We look to pathetic, and it would be a nice change of evening the odds. Also if you need an actor, Im a broke comedian lol.

  11. je suis un grand fan de predator c est vrais que la jungle c est bien ça donne une ambiance caché parmis les arbres c est comme ça que je l aime le mieu comme dans le jeu ps3 alien versus predator le premier niveau, puis la jungle pourait prendre fin et on le retrouver dans le desert parmis les dunes de sable jaune pendant une partie du film dans la chaleur genre cyrax le cyborg dans mortal kombat 3. puis dans sont faisseau pour finir. ou on véré ces gadjets sa technologie comme dans predator 2,1 et alien vs predator. ça manqué de detail dans predators jai trouvé. puis qui soit bien long oci 2h minimum. qui est le predator et son folclor sans que ce soit trop iréaliste quand memme. a part requiem qui est moins bien ce sont des bons ou de très bon films. j éspére qui sortira en jeu merci pour ces super films.

  12. Pour résumer une partie dans la jungle il se cache dans les arbres l autre dans le désert brulant et puis dans son vaisseau avec toute sa technologie et son folclor détaillé. ses différentes armes et gadjets pas trop irréaliste. pas comme dans star la guerre des clones quand y se balancent des billes grosses billes verte. un truc trop bien coi.

  13. Bon je reprend première partie jungle marécageuse avec de vielles installations métalliques un peu à l abandon sorte de petites base comme dans alien vs predator ps3 le premier niveau ou flash back super Nintendo le premier niveau où le predator aurait un problème électrique avec son camouflage à cause de l eau à un moment. et dans le désert de dunes jaune il y aurait des ruines où le prédator pourait ce dissimuler avec son camouflage d anciens vestiges ou civilisation disparut en plain desert comme de grands piliers. on pouré voir plusieurs prédators dont un qui tire avec un bazouca, puis qui deux ou trois dans une sorte de tank ou de djip qui tire. une sorte des meute de guerriers sortis de nul par dans l espace sans le camouflage cette fois ci comme dans la fin de prédator 2 et la fin alien vs prédator mais cette fois ci y ce battent. voilas si ça peut vous aider je vous donne mes idées. ci j en ai des nouvelles je vous le dit.! merci :D

  14. ha oui et un qui ai un lance flamme intégré dans la main comme spider man mais l inverce le feu partiré du poignet la parie haute. ou un feu invisible un bruleur.où on vairé un homme bruler ce décomposer d’un feu invisible en plaint desert. puis qu il puisse poser des mines et les faire exploser avec son système au bras comme cyborg chameleon dans mortal kombat project une explosion qui produit un rayon vers le haut instantané. donc en dernière partie du film il y aurai une grande guerre entre les deux races de prédator puis les prédators originaux gagneraient et comme ils sont plus gentils ils épargneraient le héros qui pourra regagner la terre avec un petit vaisseau laissé là.

  15. puis si c est trop tard que le film est déjas fait. c est vrais que c est un peu tard. ça sera pour la suite de predator sequel. l idée est là en tout cas..

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