Who does Predator have to fight now? Yoda, Children of the Corn or Sid from Toy Story? | Movies

AHollywood has been reminded of it quite regularly over the past decade, and giving the fans what they want isn’t always a path to commercial and critical glory. Just ask the creators of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Snakes on a Plane or Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

It’s perhaps no coincidence that at a time when no one really wanted another Predator movie yet, the direct-to-streaming prequel Prey has revived interest in the long-running saga. Set in 1719 North America, the less-is-more strategy pays off by pitting the aliens against a young Native American woman who must use trickery and her understanding of the warrior code to create a ​ward off the attack of the jaw-sporting alien.

The premise is much more intriguing than the horrific Alien vs Predator movies, and of course the Twittersphere has gone into a predictable loop-the-loop with suggestions for future episodes. At the top is Stephen King’s idea of ​​the alien fighter going up against the Children of the Corn, the murderous children featured in his 1977 short story (and the ensuing deluge of unexplained bad movies).

Is King kidding? Who cares! It’s another sideways option that would keep the Predator franchise glowing. Perhaps the alien will come to Earth in search of “He Who Walks Behind the Rows”, the terrible green demon worshiped by the youthful citizens of Gatlin in King’s novel, and discover that he has bitten off more than he can chew. (Can you chew with jaws?)

Perhaps the mean kids are especially upset at the prospect of a creature walking among them centuries older than the roughly 18 years set as the maximum age limit for the residents of Gatlin. Do they stuff his tusks with wheat? Could this be a horror version of Home Alone, except with… you know… extra aliens?

For example, I want to see it. Could it happen? It’s hard to pin down who owns the screen rights to Children of the Corn, but surely Disney (which owns Prey’s production company 20th Century Studios) would be in a financial position to bring this to multiplexes?

On the other hand, Disney owns the rights to hundreds of characters that would be excellent in a scrap. What about a Predator vs Mandalorian movie? Who wouldn’t watch the alien warrior take on the Force Ghost of Yoda (Sonic style, spinning prequels edition), or maybe the Hulk (let them battle it out on the planet Sakaar, please!) I for you would love to see Predator outsmarted by Sid Phillips, Andy’s evil neighbor in the first Toy Story movie, though we might be going back dangerously close to Children of the Corn/Home Alone area here.

And yet we really should have learned our lessons at this point. The reason Predator is once again interesting for everyone is that the costumes – for once – didn’t take the easy option and instead bet Prey’s relatively meager budget on something fresh and original. Yes, the next episode definitely needs to zoom in even further away from Planet Obvious to keep us intrigued. But again, I really like the idea of ​​Predator vs Darth Vader.

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