Thomas Jane, one of the stars of Shane Black’s upcoming sequel The Predator, recently spoke to the Shadow Nation podcast about the upcoming flick. And the dude laid out quite a bit of details regarding the story’s direction.
There are some spoilers here, sort of, but nothing massive I think. It’s up to you, just keep it in mind (AvPGalaxy transcribed the interview). Here’s what Jane had to say:
“We play these veterans from like Afghanistan, Iraq war or whatever. But we’re all fucking crazy so we go to the VA hospital to get our meds. We’re all like shellshocked, PTSD…soldiers. We’re at the VA hospital and we’re in group therapy and of course, somebody flips out…this is backstory, I don’t think we really see this…somebody flips out and we all get arrested and get thrown onto the bus to go down to the hospital and they throw this other guy on the bus too.
And he’s a guy they’ve actually marked to kill him because he’s seen a UFO, he’s seen the Predator ships come down so they lock him up and throw him in with us lunatics. They’re going to take that bus, drive it down to a ditch and shoot us all just to get rid of this one guy. But, of course, we take the bus over and we’re all like “fuck that man, let’s go kill these fucking Predators ourselves” and we’re just crazy enough to believe that this guy really did see a UFO and there’s these aliens out there. So that’s kinda cool!”
Yes, Mr. Jane, that is indeed kinda cool.
The Predator also stars Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, Edward James Olmos, Yvonne Strahovski, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Jake Busey (…), and it’s set for an August 3, 2018 release date. That’s about nine months too far away for this reporter.