Easily one of our most anticipated films in recent years, The Predator is already shaping up quite nicely if this news is anything to go by.
It's been confirmed that Arnold Schwarzenegger is meeting with writer / director Shane Black to discuss the possibility of starring in the 2018 release. Schwarzenegger, who starred in the 1987 classic as Major 'Dutch' Schaefer, has been lining up roles and is open to talking with Black about reprising the character.
As it stands right now, the Governator is currently hosting The Apprentice on US television and has to finish off a few other bits and bobs before he can officially sign on. "I haven’t talked with him (Shane Black) yet but I’m going to meet with him for lunch sometime soon. Just as soon as I’m finished with this and The Apprentice and all this stuff. But I will get together with him."
Black himself starred in Predator as Hawkins, the guy that catches the pink-ball thing in the helicopter and gets killed off pretty early in the film. Since then, Black's pretty much created and defined the buddy cop genre with Lethal Weapon and directed the best Iron Man film of the series, namely Iron Man 3.
If Black is seriously considering bring back Dutch for The Predator, we'd also like to put in a request to get Jesse Ventura's character, Blain, back in there.
Yes, he died in the first one. So what? HE'S A GODDAMN SEXUAL TYRANNOSAURUS.
Black and his co-writer, Monster Squad's Fred Dekker, have submitted the film to Fox and has been tentatively scheduled for March 2nd, 2018.