‘Predator 5’ Rumored To Star ‘Legion’ Actress Amber Midthunder

Last year we learned that Disney was looking to move forward on one of their newly acquired Fox franchises, Predator, with a fifth movie led by 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg. And now we may have news on the first cast member, although I would say this is more of a rumor than anything else.

Coming out of Discussing Film and something called The Ronin (?) is a story claiming Predator 5 will star Legion actress Amber Midthunder in the lead role. Midthunder, who is Native American and can be seen in the upcoming Liam Neeson film The Ice Road, would be playing “Kee, a Comanche woman who “goes against gender norms and traditions to become a warrior.”

That description of Kee comes from a casting call sheet leaked a few months ago. The story would focus on Native Americans before American settlers took over the territories, making this a vastly different era and locale than we’ve seen in previous Predator films, but would also make sense.

We’ll see if this pans out or not, but I do like the sound of it. The Predator franchise has hit some speed bumps since the 1987 classic with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Danny Glover-led sequel was a completely different thing and it took some getting used to, but has really grown on me. Nimroad Antal’s Predators is vastly underrated in my book, and Shane Black’s The Predator is a good, if flawed effort that probably deserves a rewatch.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.