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– by Nick Doll

The first Predator film in 1987 starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers, taking place in the jungle; the perfect locale for the alien creature to hunt man. For the 1990 sequel starring Danny Glover and Garey Busey, the hunt was taken into the urban jungle of Los Angeles. Apparently, this was not always the plan, and this alternative take on Predator 2 sounds pretty damn awesome.

At a screening celebrating the 30th anniversary of Predator, writer Jim Thomas told the crowd that they considered this setting for Predator 2, after it was clear Schwarzenegger was not going to return:

“We also had an idea about doing a World War 2 version in the Battle of the Bulge, in the middle of the winter. A German foot platoon and an American platoon separated, and had a stalemate fighting each other off when the Predator shows up. They have to join together to defeat it. We thought the snow Predator effect would be quite different.”

This would have certainly been a change of pace for the franchise, which has only progressed further ahead in time, with next year’s The Predator from Shane Black being set again in modern times. If the Predator franchise has any life left in it after next year’s entry, perhaps jumping backwards in time to humans even less equipped to deal with the beast may be the right move.

Does this alternate version of Predator 2 sound like something you wish we’d gotten, or are you happy with how the film turned out? I know it’s been a few years…

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: CinemaBlend

  • TheOct8pus

    that sounds so much better than the Predator 2 we got….

    • Kronx

      True. But “Who’s next?” is still one of my favorite moments in all of movies.

    • Lenin1959

      What? Not at all. Predator 2 is a great action movie and I love the big city setting. The predator fighting gangs and the police is also a very good idea. Nevertheless, they could of course make great Predator movies where he fights in different eras.

      • Kindofabigdeal

        As a kid I loved that they upped his arsenal.

  • David E

    No because that screws with the idea that the Predators only come in the hottest years, that they are biologically used to hotter climates. Predator 2 was a fun movie, with some great moments. The train attack was awesome.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Hmm…how about a Predator that is being hunted by Aztecs or Mayans. They have primitive weaponry but outnumber the beast and are expert hunters.