Prey Poster Finds the Predator Ready to Wreak Havoc on Earth

The latest poster for the fifth installment in the Predator franchise, Prey, gives us our best look yet at the advanced weapons that the alien hunter will possess when landing on Earth in 1719. Released courtesy of Hulu, the poster perfectly teases the return of the iconic movie monster as he looks upon the lush land of Earth and wonders what trophies he may be able to win for himself.

Prey will detail the no doubt bloody and brutal adventure of the first Predator to come to Earth. Landing in 1719, the Predator comes across the Comanche Nation as a skilled Comanche warrior named Naru must fight to protect her tribe from the highly evolved alien that hunts humans for sport. Raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, and fighting against the wilderness, dangerous colonizers, and this mysterious creature, Naru will do whatever she must to keep her people safe.

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While Prey will jump backward in time, director Dan Trachtenberg has explained why he does not see the movie as a prequel. “In my mind, this is not a prequel movie. This isn’t, ‘Let’s tell the origin of the Predator,’” the filmmaker said. “This is really something that’s set prior to the original Predator movie, and the Predator creature in this one, this is its first time traveling to Earth.” So, do not expect to come away from Prey with a better understanding of why the Predators do what they do.

Despite Prey Being a Disney Movie, the Predator Will Make Good Use of His Weapons

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Now that we have had a better look at the advanced weaponry of this latest iteration of the Predator, will he be able to make good use of them, considering this is a Disney movie? Prey will be the first Predator outing to fall under the Disney umbrella, but director Dan Trachtenberg has assured fans that this will not stop the trophy hunter from demonstrating his particular set of R-rated skills.

“The Disney thing did not affect the movie at all in terms of its content,” Trachtenberg explained. “That’s why I’m excited for this trailer to come out. And for people who were worried that was this gonna be PG-13, or was it gonna be ‘Disney-Made-Predator.’ It was a 20th Century movie throughout the entire experience. And then Disney has been awesome in receiving the reins of it and now delivering it out into the world, but there was never any mandate from them. I was terrified of some of the wording we had in the script and when they read it, I was like, ‘Oh no, are they gonna freak out over the descriptions of gore and stuff?’ But, no. It is a brutal, intense, very R-rated movie. And I’m excited for that to be dispelled, that Disney’s gonna do ‘Disney Things.'”

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Patrick Aison, Prey stars Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp, Michelle Thrush, and Julian Black Antelope and is scheduled to be released by 20th Century Studios as a Hulu original film on August 5, 2022.