Even horror fans who loved both the Alien and Predator franchises were divided on the Alien vs Predator films. I personally enjoyed the crossover mash-up, but understand those who feel the films were cartoonish in comparison to the source material. While, objectively, no one can deny that AVP: Requiem (the 2nd of the two AVP films) was a dull-as-dishwater installment, the series had the potential to meld the mythologies to horror’s most magnanimous intergalactic terrors.
Indeed, there were plans for an Alien vs Predator 3, something Requiem directors The Brothers Strause (Colin and Greg) pitched to the studio at the time that film was in production. Unfortunately, the lackluster performance of Requiem put all future plans for the franchise on ice. So, what could have been if a 3rd AVP film had come to fruition?
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Check out the video below from Hybrid Network, where Nick describes information he’s culled from multiple sources. Fans might have seen a tale set in the future, one where the Weyland Corporation teamed up with a band of Predators to battle a “King Xenomorph” (something never before seen) and would have included an appearance by the Colonial Marines.
Official Synopsis: During production of Aliens vs Predator: Requiem, directors Colin & Greg Strause pitched a third film in the AVP franchise which would have been set in the future. The film was then canceled after the poor performance of Requiem, and the franchise put on ice.
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It sounds world better than Requiem and, in my opinion, would have done more for the core mythologies of both franchises better than Ridley Scott’s recent efforts with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. What do you guys think? Let’s discuss in the Comments section!