Shane Black opens up about plans to bring Arnold Schwarzenegger back for The Predator 2, the sequel to The Predator... if that ends up happening.
Since The Predator's inception fans had hoped Schwarzenegger would make a cameo appearance or reprisal as his iconic character Dutch in the new film. Despite Shane having created a role for Arnold, Schwarzenegger ultimately turned the role down because the role itself was too small of a part. Had he accepted the role, however, Dutch was going to appear during the climax of the film. Specifics of the role have yet to be released.
If, however The Predator performs well at the box office a sequel might be in the pipeline - Fox and Black both originally had plans of expanding the franchise with more sequels.
Despite the uncertainty of a sequel Black still addressed the prospect of Schwarzenegger back for a more prominent role:
The studio wanted a fresher movie that featured an evolving cast. They didn't want to hinge the movie on the re-emergence of Schwarzenegger. It would probably be more of a matter of his showing up briefly and just participating at the very end, at the climax of the movie.
Understandably – and believe me, I completely get it – he said, 'Look, that's kind of a small part, and I don't really think I want to do that. I'm off to do Terminator with Jim Cameron, basically. Or for Jim Cameron'.
So I totally got it, you know? If I was Schwarzenegger, I'd want to be one of the stars of a film or nothing.
I even said to him, 'If you're in this one, we would open it up for the sequel, because now you're back in the franchise'. So you know, if there's another movie, there's no reason why he couldn't be either in it, or the star of it, or whatever someone decides at a future date.
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Source: Digital Spy
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Shane Black returns to the Predator franchise to direct a new sequel to 1987's Predator! Officially titled The Predator! 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.
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