If Arnie shows up in the new Predator movie "he will be old Arnold" says director

There's a new Predator movie on the way! Announced last year, we've had dribs and drabs of intel on Shane Black's sequel that have more than satiated our desire for knowledge on the sci-fi actioner. Black's already promised that the film will be "a spectacle (opens in new tab)" in the vein of a summer blockbuster, the predator itself is going to be "organically different (opens in new tab)"... but he's kept very quiet on whether Arnold Schwarzenegger will return.

Arnie himself has teased meetings with the director, and now that Black is hitting the press circuit for The Nice Guys, we're getting a little more info on the possibility of his return. I stress the word little. Chatting with Crave Online (opens in new tab), Black confirmed that the movie will be set in modern day, and therefore if Arnie does come back he'll be older. "No, these things [the events of Predator 2] all happened in 1990, but now it’s 25 years later. So in other words, if Arnold [Schwarzenegger]’s in it - which I’m not allowed to discuss [laughs] - he would be old Arnold."  

Schwarzenegger played Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer in the original, and some 25 years on, he'd be significantly less spry than his first tussle with the yautja. Maybe he's in it for a quickie cameo? 

Directed by Shane Black, The Predator is released in cinemas on March 2, 2018. 

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.