There’s a rumor gaining steam in chat rooms and fan pages regarding Shane Black’s Predator reboot, The Predator; one that, if true, will be truly amazing! Before I proceed I want to make it clear that this is only a rumor; I do not have access to a script or a direct source
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After posting our last article on The Predator (regarding Jake Busey’s addition to the cast), someone asked me: “Is there any truth to the rumor that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning as Dutch?”
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It was nothing I’d heard mentioned before, but just the thought of it got me excited! I took to Google, dove through a couple chat rooms and Reddit threads, and sure enough, there are murmurs of a potential return for Dutch. Don’t get too excited, though, because Schwarzenegger‘s rumored participation is being described as a “cameo”. Still, it would totally put to rest the Reboot vs Sequel Debate: Sequel!
Update: We have spoken to someone who claims to have seen the script; while we still can’t confirm Schwarzenegger will actually be in the film, this source says a non-integral part has been written for him! Stay tuned!
Whether this turns out to be true or not, let me as you this: How fucking cool would that be?
In the original Predator (Official Synopsis): Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a soldier of fortune, is hired by the U.S. government to secretly rescue a group of politicians trapped in Guatemala. But when Dutch and his team, which includes weapons expert Blain (Jesse Ventura) and CIA agent George (Carl Weathers), land in Central America, something is gravely wrong. After finding a string of dead bodies, the crew discovers they are being hunted by a brutal creature with superhuman strength and the ability to disappear into its surroundings.
Ironically, director Shane Black had a bit-part in Predator, alongside Schwarzenegger. He played Hawkins who was, unfortunately, the aggressive alien’s first kill.