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. Finally I been waiting for predator all this years this time
    Try to use a snipper too I hope to see the same guys

  2. hi, I went to see a PREDATOR 4 and in the movie he comes back to earth to kill once more and they kill him off for good

  3. I want to see more insight into the way predators live. young predators, baby predators. How they make their weaponry. I also would like to see a pralien in action. More alien species.coming to light, maybe a possible prometheus tie in swell,

    • I would love to the see the clash between the two Predator clans. Like a war I guess, in the movie “Predators” the Super Predator Clan has a huge rivalry with the Jungle Hunter Clan. Not sure if those are the exact names..

  4. Picture this, four or five young predators “ala AVP” placed in third world jungles across the planet, the objective, first to identify and trophy their respective nation’s alpha or president wins. Throw in some superpower elite teams hoping capture and/or scavange with a possible NATO clash, maybe brit black ops v u.s. Large and bloddy mess in country neither is at war with threatens to disbann long held treaty all set up by odds on favorite predator who just sees two separate teams unbeknownst to each other on his scent. Pick em’ which preditor wins (and one does spectacularly) but in the end it’s China’s special ops team with greatest success actually catching one with impressive tech setting up must see sequel , why?… famous nuke last resort weapon is replaced by “Alien” bioweapon unleashed to wreak havoc and facilitate escape. P.S.quickly improvised ideas of construction worker with five or six other original film ideas.

  5. like to see Arnold back again but acting his age,and with a twist ,,,,,but he’s not the main guy on the movie he dies but a bad ass hero’s death ,someone else will be the hero at the end

  6. I have two great ideas.

    1. The predator that Arnold killed, is the prince of the race. The king comes back for revenge. Arnold worked his way up the ranks in the armed forces and controls all teams across the world. Arnold sends his men to hunt down the King before he finds him. The teams find the king and prepare for attack however, the king has bought back up. Killing the team one by one only the king and Arnold’s main man survives. He tells Arnold to prepare for a fight, and we finally have a show down that fans have waited for, for so many years.

    2. The worlds best fighters and assassins have been captured and thrown into a training camp. They have no idea why they are there or what they are training for. They are taught things like survival and combat. The government tells them that they have been contacted by a mysterious alien race, and must agree to take part in their game to keep earth safe. The game is similar to the original predators. Put on a game reserve and forced to survive whilst trying to kill the predators.

    • Watch Predators……………………………… there’s your movie for option number 2.

  7. Lol at the ideas

    Please be quite

  8. I like the idea that we could go back in history, predators appear to be coming to earth for a long time so we could set story in any era. were predators around duing vietnam? were predators around during ww1 , just how long have they being hunting here?
    an idea that might be far feteched but kinda cool would be to show in history the european hunters of big game wildlife in africa are what inspired Predators to adapt the hunting lifestyle?
    but whatever you do , I think you have Dwayne the rock Johnson in it.

  9. I would like to see the elder predator in the other clan off with the other elder predator

  10. I also would like to see one the predators use new traps instead of just invisible bear traps

  11. Personally I thought Predators was good enough for bluray and several viewings. It goes back to the original Predators scenario – the same one that made Alien such a great movie – a group of people hunted by something scary they don’t understand. Yeah the lack of budget showed in places and the characters were a little shallow, but I thought the casting and acting were solid enough and I actually liked Brody’s Royce character – quietly tough as opposed to Arnies brute strength. Fun to watch Lawrence Fishbone’s totally OTT acting as well!

    So another one with bigger budget would make me happy, *especially* if Shane Black is on board for script writing and some directorial duties!!!

  12. The settings, the actual homeworld of all predator species, with camps, fighting arena’ s, fortresses, flying vehicles and spaceships. Along with predator’ s in battle- training. Younglings, and Elders. Fully trained and armed species, new creatures, getting set for the different hunts which will happen in different cities on Earth. Introducing old and new human characters. I loved P1 and. P2, and the story of Predators, with famous actors. Maybe, more than one hunt going on, around our world. With the different army technologies that we have at present, we come across the predator’ s technolgy, and able to use it against them.

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