Trevante Rhodes has revealed the name of the character he will be playing in Shane Black's The Predator (Predator 4) next year! He was recently caught up with by Yahoo! after returning to the set, following his Best Picture award win at this year's Oscars (for Moonlight). During the interview, Trevante briefly touches on The Predator, being sure not to reveal any major plot spoilers, but did at least provide the name of his character:
One thing that Rhodes has kept hidden until now is that he was a bit of a scaredy-cat as a young kid. That’s why he held off on watching the entire Predator series until he was cast in The Predator. “I was really squeamish growing up — not too fond of blood and guts,” he admitted. “I saw the first one when I was young, and liked it, but I was like, ‘I can’t watch any more of these!'” Now he’s facing those childhood fears by playing Nebraska Williams, a former Marine who enlists in a special Predator-hunting operation headed up by his good friend Quinn McKenna (played by Logan‘s Boyd Holbrook). “We form a bit of a motley crew,” Rhodes says, adding that Black is putting his own distinct imprint on the franchise. “It’s what you expect a Shane Black move to be, set in the world of the Predator.”
"Nebraska Williams, a former Marine who enlists in a special Predator-hunting operation headed up by his good friend Quinn McKenna"
So, we've got a band of marines with a specific directive aimed at hunting down a Predator... or multiple Predators! Is this a government-run operation or a private tasking between a small group of former marine buddies? What's the motive?
We're very excited to learn more about The Predator. Feel free to let us know what you think of this new information in the comments section below!
You can read the entire interview over on Yahoo!.
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