It has been some time since anything has been heard about the next film in the “Predator” franchise. Since the announcement of Shane Black directing this upcoming film, there have been little to no details surrounding this new installment. However, much to relief of moviegoers and fans, some details on the sci-fi series have been confirmed as it was revealed yesterday just when we expect the new Predator; and what to officially call this upcoming project. Now christened “The Predator”, it was announced that this installment will hit theaters in the spring of 2018. This was confirmed when 20th Century Fox announced changes in their films’ release schedules. Among the films was “Alien:Covenant” which will now be arriving on August 4, 2017 (which is two months prior the movie’s original release date). However, back to the topic at hand, moviegoers now have a time table of when to await the next chapter in the “Predator” franchise, but what exactly this film will be about remains a mystery.
Since being announced, sources have stated that “The Predator” will definitely be a sequel in the series; but which story this film is continuing has yet to be known. It is possible that “The Predator” is following the story stated in 1990 in the film “Predator 2”. However the movie could also be continuing where the 2010 installment, “Predators”, left off. Then again “The Predator” could follow neither of its predecessors and be a spiritual sequel in the franchise. With being titled “The Predator”, it is quite possible that this sequel will be going back to basis and feature a single hunter taking down a new group of unsuspected prey. It is anyone’s guess at this time.
Where this sequel could go remains a mystery. However despite that the movie’s concept has yet to be revealed, fans can feel relieved of when they can expect this continuation in the “Predator” series; and whatever direction this sequel will go in, one can only hope that “The Predator” will do justice to the iconic sci-fi series. “The Predator” hits theaters on March 3, 2018.
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