We've Found One Commando For Robert Rodriguez's Predator Reboot

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We had a lot of concern about a possible Robert Rodriguez Predator reboot. Even the original producer, Larry Gordon, shared our casting doubts - but we've found a perfect actor who's ready and willing.


First we hunted down original producer Larry Gordon, who's currently working on Watchmen, to see if there was any truth to the rumor.

We heard there was a Predator reboot in the works with Robert Rodriguez?

I haven't seen that.

Do you think it could be done?

Yeah of course. But I don't know who would be the Arnold. Arnold is the only guy you could put against the Predator. I haven't heard that though that's a good idea. Why not?

So we thought and thought and thought, who is big enough to hunt down a real life Predator, and worthy of replacing Arnold and The Body? And low and behold we ran into Michael Duncan, out promoting his next part as Balrog in the Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li film. Duncan already has a history with Rodriguez, from his Sin City days, and he's big enough to be in listed in my Predator Commando Fantasy League, so we asked him.

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I know you work with Robert Rodriguez a lot, have you heard anything about his Predator reboot and would you want to be in it?

I would love to. I love those movies. I love Predator and Alien Versus Predator I could watch that thing over and over and over. I would love to battle the Predator. That's what I would do.


Well you should tell Rodriguez that and make it happen.

They don't think, some studio execs don't get certain things at some points. They think 'oh that's not going to work,' or 'ooh that's too different.' They don't know that I would kill for roles like that. That's what I want to do.


And I agree, if they're going to make this movie - which we still highly doubt because Rodriguez still has a lot on his plate - Duncan should be the high-watermark for the weight class of the future would-be Commandos. Except for the short bookish fella with glasses who's the brains of the outfit (and who should be named Rabbit, Books or Pencils). So let's hope Hollywood is listening and gives Duncan the mini-gun. Can't you imagine him saying, "If it bleeds, we can kill it"?


Until then you'll have to wait and see Duncan in Street Fighter on February 27th.



Honestly, the original Predator wasn't a very good movie. It was a cliche.

That's not to say that the story didn't have potential or that the premise wasn't good. It was simply an Arnold vehicle and whatever merits the script may have possessed were obscured by Arnold's stardom. It was a good sci-fi film struggling to overcome the weight of Arnold's baggage, much like several of his films.

I therefore don't think that any harm could be done to this franchise, particularly in light of the recent dubious AvP films.