The PREDATOR Prequel Gets a New Title and Summer 2022 Release!

By: John M Jerva

Much has been made about the Predator prequel film originally titled Skulls as it was pretty much filmed under the radar with no news on it whatsoever. Helmed by Dan Trachtenberg, the new title is Prey and the film is set 300 years ago and takes place in Comanche Nation chronicling man’s first encounter with the intergalactic trophy hunters and warriors. Check out the cool visual art as well from 20th Century Studios!

Starring as Amber Midthunder (Roswell, New Mexico) Naru, Prey will be:

Set in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, following Naru, a skilled female warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator.

Penned by Patrick Alison, the movie also stars Dane DiLiegro (American Horror Stories) and Dakota Beavers who is part of the band WesternBoy. Rumors have it that DiLiegro, who has experience being in creature suits, will play the coveted role of the Predator but that is unconfirmed.

I personally like the original title of Skulls as it fit more into the universe of these films. After all, that’s the trophy that the Predator takes when it makes a kill.

Producers John Davis and John Fox, while doing press earlier this year for Disney’s Jungle Cruise which they also produced, talked about the next entry:

It goes back to what made the original Predator movie work. It’s the ingenuity of a human being who won’t give up, who’s able to observe and interpret, basically being able to beat a stronger, more powerful, well-armed force,” Davis stated in the article.

“It actually has more akin to The Revenantthan it does any film in the Predatorcanon. You’ll know what I mean once you see it,” promised Fox, though Davis declined to reveal the specific time period. “You can use your imagination. It is… early.”

Skull will take the franchise back to its Savage roots and go way back in time when the Predator first came to Earth. Just like Schwarzenegger taking on the alien invader on his own in the last third of the original, this time around a female Comanche warrior will be the lead heroine who goes up against the trophy hunter.

Aside from the first one, fans have had issues with each sequel that came out and with this one, they are literally going back k to the bare bones drawing board and this one might be the best one to come around since Schwarzenegger shouted “Get to da choppa!”

The other big question on everyone’s mind is whether Skull will be R rated like the others or go the more family friendly route of PG-13. All the other installments were bloody fun and held the R rating mantle with pride. With it hitting on Hulu instead, it sounds like Prey will keep the trend of violent Predator films.

Prey will hit sometime next summer on Disney Plus’ sister streaming service Hulu so it looks like there won’t be a theatrical run for the movie. A definite date was not issued when the announcement was made during the Disney+Day.

Keep it locked and loaded right here for a trailer debut and official release date as we are your destination for everything action!

Source: Deadline

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