Olivia Munn Calls ‘The Predator’ A Standalone Story

The status of Shane Black’s The Predator has been a bit confusing as far as whether or not it’s an unrelated sequel or a reboot – but from the looks of things after a recent interview with Olivia Munn, it’s the former. Don’t expect any overt call backs to the previous movies, though.

Speaking to Yahoo! Movies, actress Olivia Munn noted that she and the other cast honor the previous movies, but not in a way that’s on-the-nose:

“Well, we just wrapped and it comes out next summer, and I’m so excited about it. It’s really cool because it’s a standalone, so we have the [same] inspiration and – we’re in the world of Predator so we have all the other movies that exist in it – but we don’t need to acknowledge them. It’s a really cool movie because it feels very present day, and it’s a great ensemble of really amazing, funny comedic actors too.”

Munn added that while the movie won’t directly acknowledge the previous Predator films, it will still be set in the same continuity. Which is a bit odd, considering that the continuity for the Predator films are pretty much unconnected with one another.

The Predator begins the hunt on August 3, 2018. The film’s cast includes Boyd Holbrook, Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Edward James Olmos.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

‘Alien Covenant:’ 5 Things That Worked, 5 Things That Didn’t

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This past weekend, Alien: Covenant hit theaters. Ridley Scott’s follow-up to Prometheus, the Alien prequel continued to tell tales before the events of the Nostromo crew. This time, the crew of the Covenant, a colonization crew responds to a distress signal and finds even more terrifying things. We here at Heroic Hollywood thought the film was a valiant effort, but did not live up to Ridley Scott’s classic film and was overall a C+. Like Prometheus, Alien: Covenant was a divisive film, even amongst hardcore fans. The mixed reviews did not stop theatergoers from going to see the latest installment as the film was the number one movie this past weekend, dethroning Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. So, there’s still a lot of love for this franchise.

As stated before, the film was a divisive one. It did capture some of the horrors that the franchise desperately needed. It also did not correct the mistakes of the previous film, and in fact once again raised more questions than it answered. Even if you thought it was a flawed film, there were a lot of good things to take in with the bad. Here are some of the good and bad in Alien: Covenant. SPOILERS GALORE!! Click Next to take a look…

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.