"What's the matter? The CIA got you pushing too many pencils?"
In 1987's Predator, Arnold Schwarzenneger starred as Major Dutch Schaefer, the resourceful and brave leader of an elite forces unit that are hunted and killed one at a time by an advanced extraterrestrial creature.
He and captured guerrilla Anna Gonsalves (Elpidia Carrillo) were the only survivors, so there was hope that Dutch might return in Shane Black's The Predator. While promoting his new movie Aftermath, Schwarzenegger was asked if he would have any involvement in the upcoming film.
"They asked me, and I read it, and I didn’t like it — whatever they offered," the 69-year-old actor told Yahoo. "So I’m not going to do that, no. Except if there’s a chance that they rewrite it, or make it a more significant role. But the way it is now, no, I won’t do that."
After Schwarzenneger's comments circulated around the web, Black offered a response. "I spoke with him, I think it was that he didn't have enough to do," he tweeted. "Enough presence in the film."
According to a leaked script obtained by Alien vs. Predator Galaxy, "Dutch appeared at the very end of the script for a very short cameo with a few lines that sets up a sequel."
The Predator is being directed by Shane Black, who is best known to our community for directing and co-writing Iron Man 3 (2013) as well as penning Lethal Weapon (1987). Black co-wrote The Predator script with Fred Dekker (RoboCop 3).
The film is a sequel, not a reboot, and will acknowledge events from the first two films in the sci-fi action series: Predator (1987) and Predator 2 (1990).
The cast features Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse, Office Christmas Party), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O. J. Simpson), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Augusto Aguilera (Chasing Life), and Jake Busey (Starship Troopers).
Production commenced last month and filming is currently taking place in Vancouver.
The Predator hits theaters on February 9, 2018
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