As if the previously announced alternate ending for The Predator involving Ripley wasn't strange enough, Yuri Everson (who debuted the Ripley ending) just recently revealed what the third alternate ending for The Predator was going to involve - and it's even crazier than Ripley!
Apparently, the third alternate ending for The Predator was going to involve Rebecca "Newt" Jordan - the young girl from James Cameron's Alien sequel ALIENS (1986) now fully grown. Newt was rescued by Ripley but later died in Alien 3 after her and Ripley's EEV crashed - drowning poor Newt while in cryo-sleep.
Yuri shared some set photos (below) which show actress Breanna Watkins portraying adult Newt:
The timeline again makes no sense in terms of franchise chronology, but it makes us wonder if Fox were planning to introduce alternate timelines within the Alien and Predator universes in preparation for a rumored soft Alien reboot. With Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 project shelved and fate unknown following the Disney acquisition, we're not surprised this ending was cut from the film. It is fascinating however to ponder what this ending would have led to, had it not been cut.
It certainly looks like Fox, at one point, were interested in setting up for an Alien vs. Predator 3 / reboot with The Predator. But those plans have either fallen through, or are being postponed. With a very active 2019 planned for the Alien franchise, it will be interesting to see where this goes.
What do you think of this alternate ending? Would you have liked it over the Predatorkiller ending we got? Sound off in the comments!
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This article was written By Chris and published on 2019-01-01 10:10:51
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