Fans of the Alien vs Predator movies were a bit bummed when Ridley Scott’s Alien prequels, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, obliterated the tangential timeline upon which the films were based. If Xenomorphs were created by an android named David in the 22nd Century, there’s no way these beasts could have been part of ancient Mayan rituals involving Predators thousands of years in the past.
We’ve still got a year between now and the release of Shane Black’s Predator reboot, The Predator, which has been described (somewhat confusingly) as “not a sequel” and “not a remake” (and we’re not sure what that means!). While anything could be on the table (including a cameo from Arnold Schwarzenegger—I don’t care how much he denies it!) is there any hope of The Predator re-establishing the AVP connection? Our friends at Hybrid Network say: “Yes!”
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Apparently, actors Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Munn made some statements last July that slipped under the radar of most media outlets (including this one). Both claimed The Predator will take place in the same universe as the previous “5” films. This must mean that, in addition to Predator, Predator 2, and Predators, they were referring to Alien vs Predator and AVP: Requiem. Check out the video below for more details and some historical context.
Official Synopsis: Something that slipped by in different interviews regarding The Predator, is the fact that the film will acknowledge AVP as continuity.
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What do you think horror fans? Does this mean that we might actually see a Xenomorph in 2018? Let’s hypothesize in the comments section!
For kicks, check out the trailer and synopsis for Alien vs Predator, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and released in 2004, below.
Official Synopsis: When the wealthy and ambitious Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance Henriksen) funds an expedition to Antarctica, he hopes to find a mysterious source of heat that has been detected. Led by a tough guide, Alexa Woods (Sanaa Lathan), Weyland and his team uncover a pyramid, but they also find malevolent parasitic aliens. Making matters worse, another extraterrestrial species, known as Predators, arrive to hunt the other aliens, with the humans caught in the middle of the conflict.