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Prey director Dan Trachtenberg teases sequel plans

Amber Midthunder as Naru in Prey
(Image credit: 20th Century Studios/Hulu)

Prey director Dan Trachtenberg has plans not only for a Prey 2 – but for future installments within the Predator franchise.

The Predator prequel, which stars Amber Midthunder as a fierce Comanche warrior named Naru, has an animated end-credits sequence in which the events of the film are retold via indigenous hide paintings. But the sequence doesn't end there: the paintings depict Predator ships approaching as the Comanche tribe points to them in the sky – effectively teasing the plot for a potential sequel.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), Trachtenberg discusses the end-credits sequence – and reveals that he's pretty far ahead in planning the next chapter.

"The nerd in me looked that far ahead, as far as he could look, before we started writing this movie, but the adult in me said, 'Don’t count your chickens and just be careful. Try and make the best movie possible, straight away,'" he explained. "End-credit sequence aside, there is something refreshing about seeing a movie that is not really intended to be just a part one to something else. There’s something nice about seeing a complete thought. On the complete other hand, I love that what would’ve been a post-credit scene in other movies, is an animated end-title sequence in our movie. Our end titles are still storytelling."

Prey first debuted at San Diego Comic-Con and is now streaming on Hulu, becoming the streamer's biggest film to date. For more, check out our list of the most exciting upcoming movies in 2022 and beyond.

Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more. Her first collection of poetry, "FINAL GIRL," sold out of print. Her second collection, "Sad Sexy Catholic," is forthcoming in 2023.