Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t know whether he’ll be a part of the new “Predator” movie that Shane Black is developing but whether he appears in or not isn’t what he’s concerned about; seems Arnie just wants Hollywood to come up with a “Predator” movie as satisfying as the first one.
Schwarzenegger, who co-starred in the original with Black (who also rewrote much of the 1987 film on set), said in a Reddit Q&A that he wasn’t a fan of the sequels that followed his “Predator”.
“The sad story is that sometimes studios do a great job with creating sequels, and sometimes they really screw it up bad, and it all has to do with greed. They sometimes want to do it really cheap and make as much money as possible, so they don’t hire the right cast or the right director. … It’s stupid moves to make. So far, no Predator, no matter which one they did after the first one has come out, has been satisfactory to the audience.”
Funnily enough, Schwarzenegger was offered a role in 1990’s “Predator 2” but ultimately opted not to reprise his ‘Dutch’ Schaeffer role for the poorly-received sequel.
The new “Predator” is said to be a direct sequel to director John McTiernan’s action classic, so there’s a definite possibility that Schwarzenegger could return. We shall see.
You can watch the entire Q&A with Schwarzenegger below.