Shane Black Says His Predator Suit is Getting Some Organic Upgrades

Monday, 16 May 2016 - 9:45AM
The Predator
Monday, 16 May 2016 - 9:45AM
Shane Black Says His Predator Suit is Getting Some Organic Upgrades
In this age of reboots and sequels, there can be a great deal of pressure for filmmakers to improve upon a beloved property, while still remaining faithful to its origins. Generally, reboots and revivals don't go the way fans would like, but there has been a more optimistic vibe surrounding Shane Black's upcoming sequel/revival of the Predator franchise. The Predator is one of the great icons of modern science fiction, and as Ridley Scott can tell you, it can be tough dealing with such gold. Black, who actually appeared in the original movie is set to bring the famed alien hunter back to the big screen in 2018, and he's been hinting at a few changes to the Predators famous combat suit.

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"It's not to 'improve,' it's make it fun, make it different, make it organically different," Black told ComingSoon. "So what's the extension of it that makes sense, that's exciting? There have been a lot of changes to Stan's design over the years. These different Predator movies have done different things. Ultimately it's not about design to me, it's about the story you want to tell. There are people who are always going to agonize over Iron Man, what color his suit is. Maybe this weapon does a new thing, but if the story is not good I don't give a shit what color the suit is. In The Predator we're doing a lot of upgrades to what you would consider to be the traditional Predator technology and look, but hopefully the story is what's going to drag people in, not just the attention to the minutiae."
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Of course, Black is referring to his experience directing Iron Man 3 when he made changes to the legendary Mandarin as well as a number of upgrades to Tony Stark's famous Iron Man suits. It's good to hear that he's putting story first because, in truth, the Predator war suit doesn't actually need a great deal of alteration.

Shane Black's Predator sequel is set to hit theaters on March 2nd 2018
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