Right in time for Deadpool 2‘s release next week, we are delighted to report that the first trailer for Shane Black’s The Predator is now in the can and ready for an imminent launch. The piece was rated this afternoon by the German FSK and is expected online in the next week
, if not in the next few minutes (if our previous experience with 20th Century Fox trailer classifications is to go by).
UPDATE: Cast members Trevante Rhodes and Jake Busey have shared new stills of their character on Twitter, teasing something dropping tomorrow (Thursday)…
— Jake Busey (@TheJakeBusey) May 9, 2018
— Trevante Rhodes (@_Trevante_) May 9, 2018
Keep your eye out on our feeds, we’ll be sure to have the first look as soon as it drops online. In the meantime, check out some of the quite varied reactions to the footage screened at CinemaCon last month – which may or may not be the piece premiering publicly as the first trailer.
Saw some footage from The Predator. Very much setting up the new characters, but there was some Predator action. Saw a glimpse of a big glaive-looking weapon and a Predator holding up a dude.
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) April 26, 2018
Just saw #ThePredator teaser. Lots of set-up and mystery surrounding a mission that Boyd Holbrook’s character was on where he encountered an “alien”. We see a ship crash land on Earth and various shots of the Predator in various places. (1/2)
— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) April 26, 2018
The Predator trailer looks really good. Starts with a young boy finding some predator artifacts. A lot of bloody thrilling jungle action. Can’t wait to see more. #CinemaCon
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) April 26, 2018
The Predator looks SMART. #CinemaCon
— Gregory Ellwood (@TheGregoryE) April 26, 2018
We just saw a pretty badass first trailer for #ThePredator. It begins at Halloween with a little boy opening a box that has a toy alien ship. As he plays with it, he is actually controlling a real alien ship, crashing it on Earth#CinemaCon
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) April 26, 2018
And looks like Shane Black has another winner on his hands with THE PREDATOR, whose trailer includes very funny opening scene with Jacob Tremblay before moving into familiar paramilitary territory, and Weyland-Yutani-like corporate-science shenanigans. #CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/fImc3yoioM
— Barry Hertz (@HertzBarry) April 26, 2018
THE PREDATOR footage looked… ok. A little generic. Sadly. Looks like Boyd Holbrook plays a soldier whose crew encounters the Predator, and Olivia Munn is a scientist who's also aware of the alien's skills. Wasn't thrilled by it… Damn.
— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) April 26, 2018
Action, humor and thrills—Shane Black’s THE PREDATOR is billed as this. However, it screams bad, early 90s creature feature. Not happy about this. Was hoping for so much more.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) April 26, 2018
First trailer for The Predator looked…okay. Certainly some potential but I didn’t really get any feel for the movie at all. Still, I have faith in Shane and Fred.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 26, 2018
I’m curious to see the reactions to this trailer when it arrives, and I’m particularly curious to see if everyone else seems as unclear on the film’s plot. Of course a trailer uploaded to the internet can be watched over and over again, dissected until it makes sense, whereas the CinemaCon audience was only shown the footage once (and in between trailers for half a dozen other movies), but…I dunno! I’m excited for this movie, and hope y’all will be, too. – Scott Wampler, BMD
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
Starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski, the film is released September 13 in the UK, followed by the U.S. on September 14.