More Predator movies are probably on the way.
Per a new press release shared by The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Studios’ Prey has managed to become Hulu’s number-one premiere to date, including all film and TV series debuts on the streamer. Prey also happens to be the “most watched film premiere on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star Banner in all other territories, based on hours watched in the first three days of its release.”
Disney goes on to share a synopsis for Prey, the fifth installment in the Predator series and a prequel to the other films, including John McTiernan’s 1987 classic with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The newest entry in the Predator franchise, Prey is set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. It tells the story of a young woman named Naru (Amber Midthunder), a fierce and highly skilled warrior who has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains. So, when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to protect her people. The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
SPOILERS: Prey ends with a mid-credits sequence that seems to suggest the filmmakers have already begun thinking about a direct sequel. The end of the sequence depicts the arrival of more Predator ships, implying that Naru might have to go up against not one, but multiple Predators in the next installment.
The end of Prey also includes a nice Easter egg for Predator 2 fans. Apparently, the flintlock pistol that Naru holds in the film is the same one that the Elder Predator hands Mike Harrigan, Danny Glover’s cop character, in 1990’s Predator sequel. It’s engraved with the words “Raphael Adolini 1715.”
Source: The Walt Disney Company