‘The Predator’: Everything We Know About the New Sequel

1. The Predator won’t be a reboot

Two Predators battling, with one yelling and holding the other by the neck

2010’s Predators | 20th Century Fox

While reboots for 1980s/1990s franchises seem to be all the rage right now, The Predator will be taking a different tact. Not bound to any sort of canonical story, director Shane Black offers a solid reasoning behind opting out of the reboot approach.

“As far as Fred and I are concerned, anyway, why start over when you’ve all this rich mythology yet to mine,” Black tells ColliderIt makes a whole lot of sense to simply insert The Predator into the existing timeline, making the potential role for Arnold Schwarzenegger way more interesting given his history with the franchise.