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Sterling K. Brown Opens Up About THE PREDATOR Reboot

Sterling K. Brown Opens Up About THE PREDATOR Reboot

Emmy-Award winning actor Sterling K. Brown is a busy guy. He certainly has his hands full between the TV series This Is Us and upcoming Marvel film The Black Panther. But, knowing full well not to speak too much about a Marvel comics film, he opened up recently about the direction that Iron Man 3 director Shane Black is taking the new film about the thermal-tracking, human-hunting alien.

Sterling K. Brown told EW

“Shane has his whole take on it and it’s very different than the original Predator. It’s got a really wicked sense of humor to it, which I love about it. And it’s got a real camaraderie amongst the main characters that I think folks will be attracted to. That’s pretty much all I can say.”

Black also shared his memories about discussing the characters in the original series when he was younger. The original, of course, stars two actors who later become Governors (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura) as well as Bill Duke. Black said:

“My friends at Stanford used to tease me — being the dark-skinned African-American man that I am — they’d say, ‘Yo, man, you’re going to start getting all [those] Bill Duke roles when you get older.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t look anything like Bill Duke, you guys can kiss my ass.’ So then I booked this movie and I told them and they’re like, ‘Dude, do you even realize that you’re now Bill Duke???’ And I had to go tell them to kiss my ass all over again.”

In addition to the upcoming Black Panther, Black will also star in the Thurgood Marshall biopic Marshall set to be released this fall. He is also engaged in a campaign to play another comic book hero–Green Lantern–but so far that is all that is, a one-man Twitter campaign.

The Predator movie is set to hit theaters in early 2018 and includes distinguished cast members such as Trevante Rhodes (from the Oscar-winning Moonlight) and Jacob Tremblay, along with Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook and Keegan-Michael Kay. The film, not technically a sequel or in the same timeline as the prior three movies in the series, will be set in the present day. Not a lot of other details are as of yet known about the plot, but we will keep you posted here about them as usual!

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film 'The Lost Weekend' is pure coincidence

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