‘Prey’: Plot Details And Release Date Emerge For New ‘Predator’ Film

This being Disney+ Day, we can expect a ton of information and updates on a slew of upcoming titles. And it begins right out of the gate with the new Predator film from 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg.

Trachtenberg’s Predator movie is officially titled Prey and will hit Hulu in Summer 2022. This is different from the working title of Skull that it had been going under. One thing that we can confirm is the casting of Amber Midthunder in the lead role, playing Naru, a Comanche warrior who decides to prove herself by battling the Predator…300 years ago. So yeah, this is a prequel to the classic 1987 Predator movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Cool stuff. Also in the cast are Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, and Stefany Mathias.  It’s unclear if film will tease future chapters in the franchise, but probably not. Shane Black helmed the most recent entry, 2018’s The Predator, which a lot of people thought sucked but I felt was the violent throwback that was sorely needed.

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