'The Predator' Releases an Electric Motion Poster Showing the Alien Hunter

Sunday, 22 October 2017 - 12:15PM
The Predator
Sunday, 22 October 2017 - 12:15PM
'The Predator' Releases an Electric Motion Poster Showing the Alien Hunter
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Shane Black's The Predator isn't coming to theaters until the end of next summer, and both Black and the movie's marketing team have laid low these past few months, waiting for an appropriate time to strike (likely when the first trailer finally drops). 

In the meantime, 20th Century Fox has released a motion poster to start gradually building up the hype. It doesn't show us too much, beyond a vague, lightning-themed outline of the alien hunter, but the fact that the lighting is striking in a city is an interesting reminder of where exactly this new Predator will be landing on Earth. 

Check it out below:

The motion poster seems to have come through the Predator Fan App, so perhaps Fox intended to release it straight to the franchise's fanbase instead of a more general audience. But it's here all the same, regardless of whether you're a die-hard fan of the original 1987 film or its many subpar sequels.  

But again, beyond the suggestions that this will be set in a city rather than the jungle, a ominous parallel to the maligned Predator 2, it would be nice to get a little more than this when Fox chooses to actually release new material about the film.

Most of the new announcements have typically come from Black himself, and his last big announcement was back in April when he confirmed the Predator would be a main in a suit, not a CGI cartoon character. Which is definitely something to be optimistic about.

There's still a lot we don't know about this movie right now, beyond that it seems to be in good hands. Director Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys) is a Predator veteran after playing Hawkins in the original movie, and is writing much of the film itself.

Since action-comedies are typically Black's thing, it so far looks like The Predator will have some extra wit, even if it doesn't go full comedy on us. Too much humor would likely upset way more fans than it would bring in, so hopefully nobody will go overboard with it, and the fact that this poster looks intimidating and not silly is a good, early sign. But we'll know more once a trailer finally shows itself.

The cast also looks stellar so far with its team of trained rogues, who are sure to get picked off one by one, including Boyd Holbrook (who played the head Reaver in Logan), Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, and Key and Peele's Keegan-Michael Key.

The Predator stalks theaters starting August 3, 2018.
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