Prey: Everything We Know So Far About the ‘Predator’ Prequel

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Approximately every ten years, a new Sequel Predator film has been made, Prey. although the majority of fans would definitely agree that the original 1987 film, which starred everyone’s favorite Austrian Arnold Schwarzenegger, is by far the finest. Predator 2 and Predators were both passable films, but the two Alien vs. Predator films were more akin to cheap fan service than quality filmmaking.

Additionally, the confusing plot of 2018’s The Predator created the sense that it was trying to be a superhero movie rather than a horror-action movie like the original, which both moviegoers and critics believed made the movie a bit of a misfire. No sequel has been able to match the suspense and entertainment value of the original, despite the fact that they vary in quality.

The adjective “original” may be what the show needs to hear, and it looks like Prey will finally give the franchise a breath of fresh air. The upcoming film, which is being promoted as a prequel, picks up many years before the events of the previous one and depicts the story of the first Predator species visitor to Earth. Prey has been kept a closely-guarded secret at the insistence of director Dan Trachtenberg, but news about the film has gradually begun to surface. What is currently known about Prey is listed below.

When and Where Is Prey Releasing?

Prey: Everything We Know So Far About the 'Predator' Prequel
Prey © Hulu

The first hunt will start in earnest on August 5, 2022. The movie will be the first in the franchise’s history to be streamed in its entirety. Although Disney is now the franchise’s parent company, the human skinning and skull removal may be too gory for the family-friendly Disney+. Prey will now be available on Hulu (Maggie Season 2, Crossing Swords Season 3), a service that caters mainly to adults and is run by Disney and Fox.

What Is Prey About and When Is it Set?

Prey: Everything We Know So Far About the 'Predator' Prequel
Prey © Hulu

Three hundred years before to the events of the first movie, Prey adapts the Predator IP into a narrative. The plot centers on Naru, a young Comanche hunter, as she tracks down an unidentified enemy putting her tribe in risk in pre-colonial America.

Naru is unaware that the danger comes from a Yautja, a highly intelligent and technologically evolved alien species also known as a Predator that enjoys hunting the most lethal creatures in the galaxy. Additionally, according to producer John Davis, this is the first time the fabled species has claimed Earth as its own personal hunting ground, some three millennia before a Predator engaged in combat with a disjointed group of soldiers in Central America.

Who Is in the Cast of Prey?

Prey: Everything We Know So Far About the 'Predator' Prequel
Prey © Hulu

The star of the cast in the main role of Naru is Amber Midthunder, who is best known for playing Kerry Loudermilk in Legion. Along with her, other actors in the allegedly small cast include Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stefany Mathias, and Stormee Kipp.

Fans may have observed that the majority of the cast had Native American ancestry; this was likely done to accurately represent the Comanche characters in the setting. The trailer’s description claims that Comanche Nation member and producer Jhane Myers is mostly in charge of casting the roles properly.

The portrayal of the real-life culture in the movie won’t really be evaluated until it is actually released, but so far, all the signs point to a positive outcome, and the film should introduce beloved characters from a group that deserves much more representation in the world of cinema. Prey will be the first full-length film to ever stream with Comanche subtitles, btw.

Will Prey Be Released in Theaters?

Currently, Prey won’t be distributed in theaters. Even though the film’s production was handled by 20th Century Studios, Prey has been branded as a “Hulu Original.” That suggests that the film will only be accessible via the Hulu streaming service, making a theatrical release highly improbable.

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Prey | Official Trailer | Hulu