'Predator' Reboot Not a Reboot After All

June 26, 2014

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Don't worry, everyone, no son of a bitch is dumb enough to try and record over the still-resonating slap of the most ridiculous handshake ever performed. Despite news earlier this week that Shane Black would make a "reboot" of Predator, the Iron Man 3 director has since clarified that, in fact, what he really hopes to make is an "inventive sequel" that in some way acknowledges its predecessors.

Speaking to Collider, Black--who played Hawkins in the original film--said that "as far as [screenwriter] Fred [Dekker] and I are concerned," it is not a reboot of the series, explaining, "Why start over, when you've all this rich mythology yet to mine? [I like] the idea of expanding and exploring the existing Predator mythology, rather than hitting the restart button."

Like most who aren't Hollywood executives, Black said he doesn't care much for all these re-dos but can "really get behind inventive sequels," which is apparently what he's trying to make here. It's just that, when it comes to Predator movies, Black inevitably ends up needing to over-explain himself:

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