The director of the new Predator movie, Dan Trachtenberg, was once set to make a movie called Skulls. This film would… ‘follow a Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior’. Since Trachtenbeg is now behind the new Predator movie, you might think that this woke-sounding venture has been placed on ice.
Well in the words of Commando’s Bennett, ‘you thought wrong’.
According to DiscussingFilm:
Update 11/20/2020: It has been confirmed that this project is actually a new installment in Fox’s staple Predator franchise.
It sounds like a Comanche woman will take on a Predator in the old times, if this ‘confirmation’ is anything to go by. Although DiscussingFilm is a bit vague there – are they reading into a Tweet too much or has it been confirmed that Skulls is being re-tooled into a Predator movie (in the same way Fox re-tooled Simon Says into a Die Hard movie?).
If this is true, how could they possibly be so insulated as to not see the dislike ratio on the first trailer? Didn’t Disney openly admit to backtracking on Star Wars following wokeism criticisms? And Predator is a masculine franchise.