Earlier this week, Predator prequel director Dan Trachtenberg teased the amalgamation of the ugly, dreadlock-sporting alien fighter with legendary studio Disney in a brilliant new image. Sharing the photo on social media along with the caption “Here’s a sneak peak…”, the image shows beloved Disney mascot Mickey Mouse, who has undergone some nightmarish changes…
By transforming the character’s usually heartwarming underface into The Predator’s jaws and fangs, the image should clearly be put on t-shirts ASAP, and fans are sure to be excited for the creature’s return under the Disney umbrella. . The idea of Predator-Mickey stalking unsuspecting prey across the vast landscape of an empty Disneyland, but instead of the usual clicks you hear escaping through that sharp-toothed, insect-like mouth, is enough to terrify anyone.
Helped by 10 Cloverfield Lanes Dan Trachtenberg, and written by Quirky Pines’ patrick aison, Predator 5(which may or may not have the title) skulls or Skull) will launch the audience back in time and explore the first time a Predator visits Earth. The sequel will also boast a female hero, who has now been confirmed to be played by Legion star Amber Midthunder, with the actress playing a Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior, eventually confronting the alien fighter.
Filming the film recently wrapped up, with cinematographer Jeff Cutter confirming the news on social media, saying, “And that’s a wrap on Skulls! Can’t thank you Dan Trachtenberg enough to invite me on this epic journey and entrust me to help realize his vision for this movie! Thanks to an amazing cast led by Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers and Dane Diliergo and lots of love for a brave Calgary crew to join us in diving!”
Not much else has been confirmed about Predator 5, but thanks to some recent revelations courtesy of producer John Davis, we know that the follow-up is “an original story of the Predator’s maiden voyage to this planet,” and that it will have a similar tone to the Oscar winner. from 2015 The Revenant. “[Skull] has more affinity with The Revenant than any movie in the Predator canon,” Davis revealed. “You’ll understand what I mean once you see it. It goes back to what made the original Predator movie work,” he explained, comparing the new outing to the beloved ’80s classic, Predatorstarring Arnold Schwarzenegger. “It’s the ingenuity of a human who doesn’t give up, who is able to observe and interpret, in fact to be able to defeat a stronger, more powerful, well-armed force,” he added.
Despite no Predator sequel that lives up to the legacy of the Schwarzenegger original, Davis has high hopes for Trachtenberg’s efforts under Disney, saying, “It’s going to be, I believe, the second best—or the first…or it could be equal to the first one. Right? I feel like the first one was a wonderful, interesting movie and I know what worked on it. I feel like we never got back there. We ended up in different places. I think this is one worthy addition is to the first. It gets just as good.” This is from Dan Trachtenberg’s Instagram account.