Shane Black, director of “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and “Iron Man 3,” has just been announced to write direct a new “Predator” movie. Several websites first mentioned that this would be a reboot of the franchise, but now it seems like the film is going to be a sequel instead. This is coming four years after the release of the latest installment in the franchise, “Predators,” starring Adrian Brody.
I really think Shane Black is talented. He wrote the screenplay to one of the best cop movies ever made with “Lethal Weapon.” However, I am one of the people who not just disliked “Iron Man 3,” but hated it. As someone who found the Marvel movies so far to be really strong blockbuster movies. “The Avengers” has become one of my favorite movies of all-time. With that being said, “Iron Man 3” was the result of what would happen if everything in a Marvel movie went horribly wrong.
I think that has something to do with the fact that Shane Black works a lot better when he’s doing more smaller scale, passionate projects like “Lethal Weapon” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.” So I don’t really like the idea of him tackling a “Predator” movie. I’m worried that the final product will end up being a Hollywood-ized, empty vessel of a movie like “Iron Man 3” was.
What do you guys think of Shane Black directing a “Predator” sequel? Are you a fan of Shane Black? Did you like “Iron Man 3?” Comment below with your thoughts.
No official release date has been announced for the “Predator” sequel.
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