The movie will feature an Indigenous woman facing off against the beast.
The long-running survival-action Predator movie franchise will be continuing in 2022 with a forthcoming prequel titled Prey. According to Variety, the film will stream on Hulu in the United States and on Star internationally next summer.It’s been known for quite some time now that another Predator movie was being developed, but this information was all finally revealed during Disney+ Day. The fifth entry in the Predator series is directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), and the official loglline is: “Set in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, the action-thriller follows Naru, the skilled warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly-evolved alien predator.”
Indigenous actor Amber Midthunder (Legion) will play Naru. According to Disney, a character who wants to “prove her worth as a warrior [and] certainly gets her chance when she comes face-to-face with the most dangerous hunter of all time, the other-worldly predator.” Based on the synopsis, it seems that this movie will also document the titular creature’s journey to Earth. As the pandemic continues, there are not clear plans just yet as to whether Prey will be released in theaters.
The Predator franchise began in 1987 with Arnold Schwarzenegger as star. Prey will be the first Predator film since 2018’s The Predator, directed by Shane Black. Earlier in the canon, Moments of Extraction and Crucified, two prequel short films were collected onto Predators’ 2010 home release.