While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter to promote his new Quibi series The Fugitive, actor Boyd Holbrook reflected on the disappointing audience reaction to The Predator, the fourth film in the solo Predator franchise.
THR: Through no fault of your own, The Predator didn’t go as everyone had planned, but looking back, was it one of those classic Hollywood examples of too many cooks in the kitchen?
HOLBROOK: “I just think the first one [Predator] caught lightning in a bottle. And with people wanting to do more, maybe you should just let a sleeping dog lie, sometimes. That was a big takeaway for me.”
The film having multiple endings to set up sequels, forcing so much awkward comedic moments, and third act reshoots removing some awesome scenes with predators fighting alongside humans. It seems like the script and editing process was a giant mess that is fully on display when you watch the film.
Not to mention the film’s budget-saving setting of a small town that just echoed the horrid Alien vs Predator: Requiem.
Ultimately, it doesn’t look like 20th Century Studios/Disney is considering sequels or new installments anytime soon.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER