2018’s The Predator almost kicked off a brand new Alien and Predator universe for Fox. Sadly, we didn’t get the two filmed endings that Shane Black and crew made. Actress/Stuntwoman Breanna Watkins spoke with AVPGalaxy about the two proposed endings of the film.
Now, this “Predator Killer” was a suit of armor similar to Iron Man’s suit. Watkins played both Newt and Ripley in the two scenes that were filmed. Here are some highlights of AVPGalaxy’s interview with the actress.
“I was brought into a meeting where Shane Black and some of the producers explained to me that the plan was to shoot multiple endings as options, two of which involved me. A whole backstory was explained to me for each of my two endings. However I believe that the franchise owners may still want to have the option to use those backstories so I shouldn’t really go into specifics of what I was told, but I can say that time travel, cloning and genetic enhancement was involved. The backstory did vary depending on which ending they were going to use.”Breanna Watkins
“But the backstory given to me did go quite deep into explaining how and why these characters could turn up at the end of The Predator, specifically due to events happening in the future. They filmed me full on with my face as Rebecca Jorden [“Newt”], and there was some discussion about the future potential of the character to be continued in other crossover movies, along with my possible involvement with that if they decided to go with that ending.”Breanna Watkins
Behind The Scenes Look At The Cut Scenes
The original interview has some great looks at the scene and what it could have looked like. This is a pretty disappointing piece of news that this wasn’t used in the film. The Predator was a solid flick that had some definite potential. The idea of returning to an Aliens vs. Predator universe might make some fans sick. However, in the right hands, this has the potential to be a dynamite idea. With Disney owning the rights to both franchises, now we could see a different course.
We do have a Predator film coming out from Dan Trachtenberg soon. So here’s hoping that film continues the great legacy of the Predator franchise.
So, what do you think about these deleted scenes?
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