This summer marks the 35th anniversary of the Predator franchise, with the original action-horror classic arriving in theaters on June 12, 1987. John McTiernan’s film was a box office success, launching a massive multimedia franchise and introducing an all-new monster movie icon. How will we celebrate the great 35th anniversary of Predatoryou ask?
Not that the franchise has ever gone anywhere, but we’re in store for a large summer predator coming months, and the 35th anniversary celebration begins next July!
Here’s a taste of what’s coming soon for Predatoris the 35th…
The original plan was to wonder to follow their Extraterrestrial series of comics with a Predator series last year, but those plans were put on hold due to a legal battle over franchise rights. But the coast is now clear and Marvel’s Predator coming this summer!
The series of Ed Brisson and Kev Walker takes place in the continuity of the film franchise, and we recently learned that Marvel Predator #1 will hit comic book shelves on July 6.
“The story begins when a young girl sees her family slaughtered by a Predator. Years later, despite her ship barely holding on and food running out, Theta won’t stop stalking the space lanes until that the Yautja monster that killed her family is dead…or she is.
marvel’s Predator The comic book series promises to “deliver all the explosive action and relentless horror fans have come to expect from this pop culture icon.”
As part of the promotional campaign for the arrival of the Predator to the Marvel Comics world, several *other* Marvel Comics are receiving tie-in variant covers featuring the Predator!
Marvel Comics, including Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers Forever, Daredevil, Captain America, Miles Morales, and Hulk, are each getting great ‘vs Predator’ variant covers.
The Predator mashup fun begins on July 6the same day the new series is released.
Head over to Geek Tyrant for more, including dates for each issue.
Of course, the biggest event in the world of Predator this summer is a brand new prequel movie Preythat 20th Century Studios brings exclusively to Hulu on August 5, 2022!
From 20th Century Studios, the return of Predator franchise is run by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), and it is positioned as a prequel to the original that will tell the story of the Predator’s first trip to our planet. Amber Middle of Thunder (“Legion”) stars a Comanche woman who goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior.
Located in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, Prey is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She was raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters that roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks and ultimately confronts turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
Prey is directed by Dan Trachtenberg, written by Patrick Aaison (“Jack Ryan”, “Treadstone”), and produced by John Davis (“Jungle Cruise”, “The Predator”) and Jhane Myers (“Monsters of God”), with Lawrence Gordon (“Watchmen”), Marty Ewing ( “It: Chapter Two”), James E. Thomas, John C. Thomas and Marc Toberoff (“Fantasy Island”) as executive producers.
The filmmakers are committed to creating a film that offers an accurate portrayal of the Comanche people and brings a level of authenticity that rings true to its indigenous peoples. Myers, an acclaimed filmmaker, Sundance Fellow and member of the Comanche Nation itself, is known for her care and dedication to films surrounding the Comanche and Blackfeet Nations and her passion for honoring the heritage of Indigenous communities. As a result, the film features a cast made up almost entirely of Indigenous and First Nations talent, including newcomer Amber Midthunder (“The Ice Road,” “Roswell, New Mexico”). Dakota Beavers, Stormee Kipp (“Sooyii”), Michelle Muguet (“The Journey Home”), Julian black antelope (“Tribal”).
Stay tuned for more updates on all things Predator as we learn them!