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. There should defiantly be a couple of twist in a new predator movie. Im a big predator fan and found Predators to be just okay. The movie should explain why the other Predators rejected Berserker and throw a female Predator in the mix what are this great hunters A sexual? How do they live as a society on there planet? Have they ever been to War with other species? To fans delight the next Predator movie should be at least 3 hours to explain more and stop settling for what ever and insulting millions of fans everywhere. I would of took the time and showed how each character was abducted and dropped on the Game reserve (south america). I can go on and on please give not just me but the people what they want.

    • I too thought Predators was just an ok movie. As far as the female predators go, it is my belief through several novels that they are not present during the hunt. There is some speculations that the predators go through a period where the male becomes a female and mate with other male predators or that the female predators are larger than the males. But none are never present during the hunt phase. The only other female present during the hunt was Machiko Naguchi ina 3 book series of predators vs aliens, “Prey, War and Hunter’s Planet” which I thought was pretty good reading. If you want to take the Xenomorph element out of it, i suggest the novel, Predator: South China Sea. And if you want to bring it to a city environment, “Predator: Concrete Jingle which is almost like Predator 2, but better, and it features Duch’s Brother. Thats just my opinion.

      • You are correct about the female predators. They exist, but usually don’t take place in the hunts. The hunts in a way are almost a primitive way for the young males to prove themselves as worthy mates for a lack of a better way to put it. Weak ones wash out, strong ones survive to procreate.

        That said, it’s only been briefly seen in comics, and frankly isn’t that interesting. We’re assuming Predators get it on like most animals, and I wouldn’t go see a Predator movie for the sex scenes. I’m there to watch Predator(s) do what they do best, and that’s hunt.

        • i disagree, i would see them do it just for a laugh lol

    • I like to personally think that a big corporation like Weyland Yutani are responsible for sending the convicted characters to the game preserve. I know this is slightly linking the franchise back in with Aliens or AvP, but nearly all the films are connected in some way and I like the idea.
      Maybe it can loosely follow off from where AvP requiem ended when Weyland Yutani stumbled upon Predator tech. This was clearly deemed highly classified and maybe they perhaps were able to locate where abouts the predators live in the solar system and then set up a project in part favour of the government to send criminals there as a form of corporal punishment but also as guinea pigs to more importantly learn about predators and how they live.

  2. I think Arnold should be a part of the next Predator.Maybe like the Predators heard of him and want their shot at him. Or maybe the government wants his help in capturing one. So he sets up a new crew.

  3. Next Predator should bring back Sanaa Lathan since she has shown her skills and earned the “Mark”.

    • no i hate her so much

  4. Id like to know how the hell all the Characters Royce and the others were transported thier from out of know where they siad they were in battle than all of a sudden they wake up in mid air free fall. I know they were abducted but how. I think it would be cool to show how the Predators do this. And at first when I saw the Predators film and saw the SUper Predators I first thought they were a mix hybrid of a cross between an ALIEN and a Predator, because of the past Alien vs. Predator story lines. all and all I liked Predators as its own film.

  5. Absolutely would love to see a Predators sequel! With more creativity! Different music! New combat skills and weaponry! More Predator warriors! With a whole lot of hard core action! Predator is with out a doubt! THE ULTIMATE HUNTER! So bring it on Hollywood! Signed Predators biggest fan! Jon Estes!

  6. How about a movie with just humans aiding the lesser species of predator fight the black predators. people are tired of the predator vs humans, humans aren’t the only ones who have wars on there planet. Also a better cast, horrible cast choice for the last movie absolutely terrible lol. Add some more close combat between the two species as well. The only part of “Predators” I found interesting was the black Predator vs the Lesser Predator.

    • I agree with you wholeheartedly, I actually had a similar idea myself. The background being a civil war sparked over their blood feud, the original (or warrior class) predators being rooted in tradition and honouring their ancestors. Those to take the reins being appointed by the grand master (for lack of a better word) and those that are bred as a working class (black predators) being fed up with their lot and creating civil war. You could Incorperate the humans into this because the the ‘Black’s,’ have gone mad, trying in a vein attempt to subject all those in their chartered universe to their rule. While the ‘Originals,’ wish to maintain balance. Rather like a tribesman would only kill enough meat for his villiage rather than kill the entire herd – it would just be wasteful and upset the natural order of things.

    • I agree with you wholeheartedly, I actually had a similar idea myself. The background being a civil war sparked over their blood feud, the originals (or warrior class) predators being rooted in tradition and honouring their ancestors. Those to take the reins being appointed by the grand master (for lack of a better word) and those that are bred as a working class (black predators) being fed up with their lot and creating civil war. You could Incorperate the humans into this because the the ‘Black’s,’ have gone mad, trying in a vein attempt to subject all those in their chartered universe to their rule. While the ‘Originals,’ wish to maintain balance. Rather like a tribesman would only kill enough meat for his villiage rather than kill the entire herd – it would just be wasteful and upset the natural order of things.

    • I think the new predator film sould be that mike harrigan (Danny glover) finds dutch in hiding and the two of them discover that the predators are going to have a full scale attack on earth

  7. Almost 3 years later and nothing more than these comments from an interview. This fanchise is dead.

    • nobody likes a hater,

  8. i am a big fan of predator the very first movie i can ever remember seeing was predator. the first one. i would love to see another. also. if possible. id even like to see another AVP, something different than the first two, the first one, all the main character’s died too fast, making it less interesting, and the second, the movie was too dark to see most of it. so i found it pointless. what id like to see is a movie based from the predators perspective, like their life style, or how they live as well as their many hunts. like follow the life of a young predator as he grows in a pack and gets stronger, and show how he earns his honor and place amongst the elders. that would b an interesting movie. and if they make another AVP movie, maybe u should leave out humans, other than a couple that their only role is to play as alien breeders. and focus more on the battles between the predators and aliens. and an idea for a new predators movie, it showed that there was two types of predators, but it didnt go into any specific detail in y, or y they were fighting, so maybe they should have 2 sets of predators, the larger ones, and the younger ones. and have them going at it and maybe having seen the humans fight with the smaller one previously, and defeat a larger one, they allow the humans to fight with them. or something, to throw a curve into it. i dont know, but what i do know is that i am really hoping and looking forward to another predator movie.

  9. I think that the whole predator culture is interesting, but a movie can not just be based on that, without any killing would be boring. We’ve seen them killing humans and eachother to a degree. We need to see what really excite our visuals which is their new weapons, them capturing and killing more larger and complex alien creatures. The franchise has been nearly destroyed by the AVP movies and this last film was a slap in the face to all predator fans.

  10. Honestly, it started out as a sci-fi horror film and now it is not. Predator 1 was epic. It had a scary realistic survival feel to it. I know I could do so many different things to make predator movies good, but you guys have just been going the wrong way with it. Bring back horror to it and it will be awesome.

    • That is what I’m thinkin I think delving to much into a complexity about the predator can ruin the franchise in itself give enough to keep it interesting with tid bits and information on what they are about but in the end they aren’t the same as humans they hunt humans. As well as other creatures and yes I do understand they are honorable killers that’s why I took it with a grain of salt when the predator in predators didn’t kill Royce when he released him. But it shouldn’t go beyond that leave the females out leave the culture out( to an extent) I think just let them hunt and be what they are. That’s why AVP bummed me out because there was 3 species and what one of them teamed up with the other and it was a women that’s the only reason it made sense predators don’t kill women( or any one unarmed) but if there is a sequel totally take it back to the original add more creatures and what not but make it scary make it how it should be and that’s humans( other creatures) against them and humans against the other creatures as well. Nobody is safe.

  11. Dutch and harrigan sould be involved in the new one I reckon, they get invaded by the predators a full scale attack with more hounds and that creature that chased the murderer

  12. Bring Arnold and Danny back in the next movie

  13. I think they should have done Predators more like the Bad Blood comic series. Where it takes place in the pine barrens and there are plenty of folks to be torn up. Also it has the added feature of including the whole blood fued thing but with a cop predator and a crazy mofugging predator that tears peoples heads off… anyways even if you don’t agree, check out the comic… its great!

  14. I’d love to see the Yatja(s) win!!! Also they should show the Yatjas more in the next movie. A war between clans would be an epic idea, if Fox was willing to put the time, effort, and money into it. Having more then just humans as prey is also a very good idea. Also Fox needs to roll out more Predator video games.

  15. What ever they decide to do just make sure it’s not a prequel like Promethus was for Aliens. THAT movie was rubbish. Safe to say I agree with most about more detail in the Predator background culture wise, but keep it what it is..Predators killing EVERYTHING!. Danny and Arnie are way to old now to make a ”good look” for a new movie. In Exmpandables 2 looked like Arnie was goona fall over and die. Th time for human Hero types are done, the Predators fills that role good enough in my opinion.

  16. I actually totally agree with you. I thnik we can start to shifting the hero roles to the Predators. Afterall, i’ve pushed for a long time that humans shouldn’t ever be a match for Predators; no matter how cunning we can be at times. I mean let’s inject some science into the matter: if a species is capable of interstellar travel, their technology would be so far superior and advanced to ours that we genuinely couldn’t possibly stand a chance. I’m more of a fan of realistic sci-fi; the type that inspires real-life changes and I think the best way to approach it would have to be to take humans off this rock and plant them on the Predator home world or whatever world a feud would be taking place. We saw in Predators that they regularly transport humans and other creatures to neutral planets. Given the nature of the Predators, it is most likely the Predators want their home world’s location to remain secretive so if a bloodfued broke out, it would most likely mean either 2 or more species of Predator coexist on the same alien world but remain completely distant to one another, they exist on seperate planets or they used to peacefully coexist but through whatever reason, they no longer were able to remain amicable. Whatever the reason, they would most likely not want to destroy their home world(s) foolishly so having the capability to traverse the stars, the war would undoubtedly take place off-planet. Humans are a weak species, even amongst ourselves. We’re not natural killers and our instict to hunt is dwarfed by our urge for instant gratification. So again, we’re no match for the Predator species. I mean c’mon, the only reason Laurence Fishburne’s character survived in Predators is because he was hiding out in an abandoned ship for who knows how long. It’s not like he’s some Yatja-slaying beast that we keep on our governemnt roster should an impending Predator attack come to Earth. In all reality, realistically-speaking, humans are just a way to fulfill the body count and should never be featured in these films otherwise. I like the way that the Fast & Furious franchise overcame the ‘teen/tween’ curse by branching out from some immature fast racecar movie to a more developed story with character development, plot twists and a much better script. I feel that along the way, both the Predator & Alien franchise fell victim to producers and directors who want nothing more than to churn out anything, slap the Predators moniker on it and pass it off as a viable sequel/prequel. In my opinion, these can be really, really well done. It just takes a concerted effort to understand this series so the right touch can be added. They need to be dark, gross and gore-driven with a really good story, even better old-school effects (with a flare of big Hollywood budget effects) and really great costumes. I’m ready!

  17. Dealing with a Predator movie is so complex. You either haveto have one killing and hunting a group of people or a group of Predators killing off a bunch of aliens or humans.

    The problem with that is we’ve seen that already. The number 1 action hero (Dutch/Arnold schwarzenegger) couldnt deal with the Predator, without a little trickery. Then they fail by letting the Lethal Weapon’s sidekick beat the Predator on its own turf.

    The AVP series was poorly done. They would have earned alot of points had they spent 10-15 movie minutes showing how they captured the queen to get it in its brace. The Pred-alien was ok, but wouldve been better had it not been a queen, just a bad-azz hybrid kicking butt.
    Why not show the predator trying to defeat larger aliens, larger creatures. I just think that the imagination of the writrs and directors were limited.
    I’ve read several predator novels that would make for good storys, Predator -South CHina Sea and Concrete Jungle. Concrete Jungle is where they find Dutch’s brother as a NYC cop, pretty good story.

    • First let me get this off my chest – the Aliens vs Predator movies were awful. Truly awful. I grew up loving both franchises and at the end of Predator 2 when I saw the alien skull on the ship I was so excited for the potential. And then I read the Aliens vs Predator comic by Dark Horse. it was awesome. Successfully combined everything that was brilliant/scary about the franchises. When I heard they were finally making AvP, i was almost giddy with excitement (and I’m not ashamed to use to the word “giddy”). However, as I read more about the plot and then finally watched the movie I felt betrayed (temples under the ice, predators being worshipped, aliens on earth but no evidence of them anywhere).
      Fast forward to Predators. While the movie could have done a lot more with the material, I think it did a great job of adding and expanding on the mythology of the Predator. I think a lot of people forget, especially now with Prometheus having been released, that the AvP timeline doesn’t match up in a Predator movie. Also, as bad as though movies were, I think it’s best that any future Predator movies concentrate purely on the Predators themselves and don’t bring in the xenomorphs from Alien at all.
      Finally, i was rewatching Predator 2 recently and something struck me for the first time; it’s actually a comic book movie. If you look at the framing of certain scenes and the listen to the dialogue, it’s very similar in many ways to Batman vs Predator comic book. For the first time, the movie actually made sense to me. If you think of it as a live action comic book, rather than a big action movie, it is much more enjoyable.

  18. Honestly, I would love nothing more.

  19. omg yes i would love to see a sequel. keep the predator series going. i absolutely loved the predators movie. it was a new original in my eyes. i would indeed like to see more o the game the predtors hunted. im looking forward to this movie!!

  20. I think the next predator movie should have predators such as big red , celtic,scar,hunter and a bunch of different ones that i cannot name vs the super predators in one big war in the end and also the they should follow the predators around on camera and not just the the humans(also honestly i like the normal jungle hunters better than the new super predators).

  21. Arnold Schwarzenegger in there somewhere… he did kill one,or some kind of clue that they hunt aliens… since its an aliens vs predators…

  22. arnold schwarzenegger in there somewhere he did kill one and clues that they hunt aliens

  23. After watching Predators a few nights ago. I realize that there is nothing special about this movie. You add a female which doesnt help themovie at all, because although she is a combantant, she still adds the female element to the film, she screams and almost kills herself when the Pred-dogs arrive. the diversity in the film is nice, but what is special about the film?
    Like Billy, the African guy sees something in the trees and doesnt speak on it, why didnt she speak on the fact that she heard Danny Trejo speak again after she shot him, What the hell was the Doctor doing in this movie, his role was meaningless.
    How long did the predators surveyed each of the chosen to see if they were worthy of being hunted, which also explains again as to the doctors presence was really needed. Lawrence fishburnes role was garbage and pointless and his death was a slap in the face to any and all Predator Kills.

    Predator vs Predator is kind of stupid, especially in this movie. The captured Predator’s wristband can operate the Super Predator’s ship. They can ahck into eachother’s equipmen like that? And One button on the Super Predators wristband self destroys his ship. Why not show the Predaotrs kill any of their other captures. Why just show that one that was really a prototype of the original predator?

    Any more predaot movies should be based on something we havent seen already. Arnold and Danny Glover’s are too old for any future predator movies and and there appearance would just water down the already declining franchise.

  24. there NEEDS to be a link with prometheus ! involvement with space jockeys and why they kill aliens, none of this has been touched apon. whether its a predator film or prometheus sequel it needs to happen regardless.

  25. I like predetor movies but I would like to see more challenges for them for them to be hunters being hunted at the end to be the bad guys who on a twist you see them as the heroes/hero and being advance race females should be included as warriors theres allways a taboo on ailien females the guys would pay to see

  26. Ima have to say it should be filmed on rocky, mountain type terain… Give the characters somewhere hide you know?? Obviously better weapons… Maybe bring all the previous actors that survived in as well if posible… Some Ideas I just wanna see a sequel Im a big fan :D

  27. I think the only way to have real success with the franchise is to base it way in the future and to hunt the predators down and go to there planet and wage all out world with them. And of course we would have to win, but only just barely. Make it a three part series. you would make zillions.

  28. predators was rather good fun, not the best film in the world but certainly good enough to switch off to and enjoy. From predators 2 i would like to see more fleshing out of the characters that survived. Perhaps its 5 years on with Royce & Isabelle having become organised with the influx of new ‘Game’. I would want to see more on the civil war between the predators. Maybe Royce & Isabelle with the aid of those they have ‘saved’ have managed to team up with the lesser, smaller predators in a bid to gain the return ticket home.

    On a completely different direction; i’d always fancied seeing a predator hunting in feudal Japan. What i don’t want is another rehash story on an alien world where the humans are ignorant of the hunter.

  29. I’m a huge fan of the original Predator body type and would like to see more of that in the sequel.

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