Shane Black announced on social media over the weekend that the teaser trailer for The Predator is officially coming sometime in the middle of April. Fans of the franchise have been waiting to see some actual footage from the sequel for what seems an eternity, but the wait is almost over. The project is currently undergoing reshoots in Canada in an effort to reportedly take out some of the humor that is weaved throughout the film. Rumors suggest that there were negative reactions at The Predator test screenings for having too much humor, so they're going back to reshoot some scenes and take out some of the lighter mood.
A fan of Shane Black's and The Predator hit the director up on social media about the lack of a trailer and insinuated that the test screening reaction might be the cause. However, Black revealed that the trailer is coming in a few weeks and also noted that the test screenings had nothing to do with the decision. The director went as far as to say that he doesn't really even like trailers to begin with. He had this to say.
"Nope! Just busy. Expect a teaser mid-April... how's this -- my brother and I used to actually close our eyes when the theater ran trailers. Wouldn't it be cool to go in knowing nothing?"
Shane Black also took to social media to share a new image from The Predator over the weekend, leading to speculation that the trailer would be coming sometime this week. The director has since clarified that we still have a few weeks to go, which has sent fans into excitement mode. What will Black have up his sleeve for the first look at the long-awaited sequel? We've seen little hints here and there, but a trailer is what we've all been really waiting for, and it's almost time.
When The Predator was first announced, the movie was supposed to hit theaters in February of this year and then kicked out to August, and then finally to September 14th. These pushbacks, along with rumors of negative test screenings have not put a ton of confidence into the sequel from fans who have been waiting patiently to see anything in the form of official footage. Hopefully Shane Black will deliver a trailer for The Predator that gives a peek into a darker tone that fans have been waiting for.
The first teaser trailer for The Predator does not have an official release date yet, as Shane Black only said "mid-April." This is still very exciting news, even though we have to wait just a little bit longer to see what Black has been working on. While we wait, you can check out the image from The Predator that Shane Black shared over the weekend as well as his confirmation that the teaser is coming in a few weeks. The images are provided by Shane Black's Twitter account.
Nope! Just busy. Expect a teaser mid-april... how's this -- my brother and I used to actually close our eyes when the theater ran trailers. Wouldn't it be cool to go in knowing nothing? :-)— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) March 30, 2018
Shhhh.... He's coming. pic.twitter.com/iaQty5wy3Y— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) March 30, 2018