Holbrook Says ‘The Predator’ Is Reboot, No Arnold – ManlyMovie

Holbrook Says ‘The Predator’ Is Reboot, No Arnold

Two of the best things going for The Predator may just have been wiped out.  That the movie would be a sequel and that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be in it in some capacity.  Now according to new lead Boyd Holbrook this won’t be the case;

It’s not a sequel; Shane Black has made something totally new, somehow keeping within the realm of Predator [while also being] absolutely new in terms of the story that we’re talking about today, and rooted in something real. It’s real fresh. I don’t think you’re going to see [Arnold] Schwarzenegger.

Elsewhere, some bad rumours came out last week about the movie.  Most sites were asked to remove the new information by Fox.  Here, we’ve known about the rumours for a while longer than that (if you follow us on Twitter you’ll know that it was referenced by MM before last weeks leaks) and have been in possession of details from the shooting screenplay.  I didn’t want to get the site or my trusted source in trouble.  I still remember being contacted by one of Warner Bros lawyers over some Fury Road material.  Anyway… this was a hint posted on Twitter;

Now other sites are putting this stuff up (AVPGalaxy is verifying it, so will I) despite warnings from Fox floating around, so I’m going to paste it too.  Here’s the synopsis;

The story takes places 30 years after the events of the first and second movies. A predator spacecraft crashes in Cuba during covert ops run by Lt. McKenna. Before being captured by the CIA and Traeger, he sends part of the downed Predator armor by mail to his son Rory. After the supposedly “comatose” Predator is revived, a race for the missing tech brings all the characters together face-to-face with something much more nefarious… THE PREDATOR 2.0 A ten feet tall genetically enhanced and more advanced Predator who will crash the McKenna family reunion in suburbia.

What else does Shane Black have in store for us? Predator dogs, a ragtag team of Army lunatics, and more weird space hybrids.”

Obviously the ’30 years later’ thing doesn’t jive with Holbrook’s ‘reboot’ talk above, but this sounds like crap.  It continues;

“Boyd Holbrook is Lieutenant Quinn McKenna (characters name might change), an elite soldier suffering from serious PTSD now working covert ops around the world. His team is trying to assassinate a drug lord in Cuba when the story begins.

Jacob Tremblay is Rory McKenna. The estranged 12-year-old son of Quinn Mckenna who lives with his mother. He’s an autistic genius who gets bullied at school.

Olivia Munn is Casey Brackett. She’s a science professor at Berkeley who’s an expert in Evolutionary biology. Basically the Amy Adams character from Arrival in the Predator universe.

Sterling K. Brown is CIA Agent Traeger. He works for an off-the-book organization who’s known the Predator’s existence for a while. He captures Lt. McKenna and recruits to help investigate the situation

Our guy also tells us that there’s some SJW bullshit thrown in for good measure, as if it wasn’t bad enough.

  • Mucho Macho

    I have no problems with Arnold sitting this one out. After watching Arnold and Bruce Willis completely shit on their respective beloved franchises maybe this is for the best.

    The badass Dutch should stay behind in 1987 where he belongs.

    • Jake

      Couldn’t agree more. It’s been clear for some time now that Arnold wouldn’t be getting any kind of significant role in this anyway.

      I assume Holbrook is using the term “reboot” to stress it’s not meant to be a direct sequel to the original movie. (Merely taking place in the same world as the previous films, where Predators are known to exist by a select few.)

  • Mucho Macho

    “Olivia Munn is Casey Brackett. She’s a science professor at Berkeley who’s an expert in Evolutionary biology.”

    Btw.. this is what a real Berkeley University Biology Professor looks like
    (For the record I took the picture from the University faculty..
    Sometimes I troll with facts😃✌)

    • The Night Rider

      Did you say Bolshevik? Oh wait, you said Berkely!

      • Mucho Macho


    • Kirk’s Toupee

      But, like male privileged and stuff! I’ve been triggered!

  • its an official reboot since they couldn’t land Arnold

  • Andymovieman

    I can settle for escape plan 2 and expendables 4 hopefully if it’s done right r rated and that they kill off more than one expendables member. I can also settle for another terminator, twins sequel, and the legend of Conan. But it sucks we won’t get to see Arnold as major alan “dutch”schaefer again battle a predator which sucks cause instead we’ll see some young nobodies take on the predator. You know what would also really make me happy? If they get arnold for a Gruber sibling in the last die hard and that they scrap the prequel and go with the japan idea. And hopefully Willis should make amends with us fans like sly did with rocky, rambo and hopefully the expendables 4.

  • Mullakrekar

    I had a bad feeling about this whole project since its first announcement. Every subsequent project reveal has been absolute shit idea after absolute shit idea. Olivia Munn for fucks sake! That annoying cumbucket couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag. And this Holbrook fag… nope, not buying it. Fuck you Shane Black. You used to be so good.

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  • Anoyster

    Arnold must have learned after signing on to Genisys that he must read the script before signing on to some bullshit.

  • Jacob Phillips

    What the fuck?! No!

  • Serbius

    You wanna bet that the family reunion is during christmas? Shane loves christmas in his movies.

  • ChrisWhite

    Another bad thing: Boyd

  • Barney Ross

    At this point, only the R rating is good HAHAHAHAHAHHA its almost a complete fail

  • Kirk’s Toupee

    No, just fuck off with this shit.

  • ColonelBobi

    This is straight fucked. Black writes good movie scripts. Of that there is no doubt. How hard can it be to write up a proper sequel to the original movie featuring at least a supporting role for Dutch (Arnold) ??
    I had high hopes for this but not anymore. Maybe he can kick ass in Escape Plan 2 instead?

  • John D Ashton

    Sounds absolutely awful and laughable. No wonder Arnie’s not even mentioned it, I bet he thought it sounded like a load of crap. No interest in this movie now, Arnie should have been in it, back in the jungle!

  • TheOldMcClane

    This whole thing sounds like baked ass. A worse abomination than anything Rodriguez would ever dream of.