Shane Black Plans On Changing Look For “The Predator”
Shane Black recently said that his next film, “The Predator”, will be different from the previous films in the franchises history, and one of the main things that will be affected is the look of the titular species.
Shane Black told ComingSoon that he won’t be the first to make changes to the original design, and it doesn’t sound like he’ll be doing anything drastic to it.
It’s not to ‘improve,’ it’s [to] make it fun, make it different, make it organically different. So what’s the extension of it that makes sense, that’s exciting? There have been a lot of changes to Stan’s design over the years. These different Predator movies have done different things. Ultimately it’s not about design to me, it’s about the story you want to tell. There are people who are always going to agonize over Iron Man, what color his suit is. Maybe this weapon does a new thing, but if the story is not good I don’t give a sh*t what color the suit is. In The Predator we’re doing a lot of upgrades to what you would consider to be the traditional Predator technology and look, but hopefully the story is what’s going to drag people in, not just the attention to the minutiae.
As always, if a story is good, then you can dress up your characters however you want.
Here is hoping that the next film will indeed be a good one, and that the new design will be a visual upgrade rather than a downgrade.