On October 28, 2010, io9 published an exclusive interview with the Brothers Strause in which they revealed that Alien vs. Predator 3 would have led directly into Alien. Greg Strause stated that, \"The original ending for AVPR, that we pitched them, ended up on the Alien homeward [sic], and actually going from the Predator gun, that you see at the end, it was going to transition from that gun to a logo of a Weyland-Yutani spaceship that was heading to an alien planet. And then we were actually going to cut down to the surface [of the alien planet] and you were going to see a hunt going on. It was going to be a whole tribe of predators going against this creature that we called \"King Alien.\" It's this huge giant winged alien thing. And that was going to be the lead-in, to show that the fact that the Predator gun [at the end of AVPR] is the impetus of all the technological advancements that allowed humans to travel in space. Which leads up to the Alien timeline.\"
In 2015, during the London Film and Comic Con, Sigourney Weaver stated that she asked to have Ripley killed in Alien 3 because she knew that Fox were moving forward with Alien vs. Predator. Peter Briggs (writer of The Hunt: Alien vs. Predator) responded by praising all films in the franchise and pointing out that the AVP-films were more successful than Weaver's last two Alien-films, and noting that \"There's a terrific Alien vs. Predator movie still to be made by someone. It just hasn't happened yet.\"
Back when Schwarzenegger was still in the offing to return, Predator 2 was an entirely different beast from the movie released in 1990. Taking its cues from the Mark Verheiden comic book miniseries Predator Concrete Jungle, Predator 2 was always intended to focus on a homicide detective, albeit originally one who is combatting an escalating gang war and the arrival of a Predator in a crime-ridden New York City of the not-too-distant future (as opposed to L.A.). The Thomas brothers initially pitched the sequel as a brutal buddy cop thriller between this cop and a returned Dutch. The most significant shift, though, came with the casting of Danny Glover as Det. Mike Hannigan.
Speaking in an interview with AVP Galaxy, Predator 2 director Stephen Hopkins recalled how producers Joel Silver and Lawrence Gordon had both been keen on the idea of the film offering a fresh spin on the buddy cop formula, which was the order of the day at multiplexes at the time after movies like Lethal Weapon and 48 Hrs.
So why did it never happen The simple answer was that, by then, Schwarzenegger was Governor of California. That certainly chimes with the claims of Alien vs. Predator director Paul W.S. Anderson, who revealed Schwarzenegger had been set to appear in the crossover movie, but those plans were scrapped after he was elected governor.
James Cameron knows how to make films people want to see. Titanic, in addition to winning 11 Oscars, was the highest-grossing film of all time for years. Then, it was overtaken by Avatar, another Cameron movie. Before those, there was Terminator 2: Judgment Day. A sequel to his film The Terminator, Judgment Day is considered one of the best action movies ever by many. Come with us if you want to learn 20 facts about Terminator 2.
Perhaps one of the biggest bullies in movie history, we watch Biff terrorize the McFly family over three movies with his \"butthead\" taunts. And with that, actor Thomas F. Wilson will always be a part of movie history.
Ted Levine's portrayal of the serial killer \"Buffalo Bill\" (real name James Gumb) who is in search of making the perfect woman suit from actual women's skin is horrific regardless how many times you've seen the movie.
There are some villains that are so bad you can't help but root for them and that's the case with the lead in one of Stanley Kubrick's most demented movies. Malcolm McDowell's sinister Alex and his \"ultra-violent\" ways lead to some very dark moments, but the way Alex does everything means you just can't turn away.
Piper Laurie received an Oscar nomination playing the demented mother of Carrie White (Sissy Spacek), who in her troubled and very religious parenting leads to a thrilling encounter with her daughter at the end of the movie that should remind all parents to keep sharp things away from the kids.
The greatness of \"T2\" is it goes and makes a terminator that can realistically go up against the one we met in the first movie. The T-1000, played by Robert Patrick, is also impressive because of the ground-breaking CGI that James Cameron used to pull off its liquid metal body.
Leonardo DiCaprio's first time in a Quentin Tarantino movie is some pure evil s--- as he plays a super racist plantation owner. The performance is one of DiCaprio's most outlandish and shows that his talents are perfect for Tarantino's world.
The evil overseer of The Citadel and the loyal War Boys was the perfect foe in the latest \"Mad Max\" movie. But here's a fact that amps up the evilness: the actor who director George Miller cast for the role, Hugh Keays-Byrne, is the same one he cast to play the villain, Toecutter, in the first \"Mad Max\" movie back in 1979.
Here's another twisted character from a Stephen King novel. Played masterfully by Cathy Bates in the 1990 movie (which earned her an Oscar), this nurse helps her favorite author Paul Sheldon (James Caan) back to health after a car accident. But the problem is she's a complete psycho, who has no plans of ever letting Paul leave her home again.
Another classic villain makes the list. Voorhees' body count over his movies is hard to compare to anyone else. And the twisted way he's killed people over the decades has become almost an art form in the horror genre.
The best villains are the ones that are as layered and complex as the heroes. And that is certainly the case with this Titan. After many movies of just being talked about, he's put front-and-center in \"Avengers: Infinity War\" and in the process it puts the movie on another level than most in the franchise.
This villain is so evil that the criminals we're following in this movie are scared to death of him and his legend. His evilness is also amped up when we realize at the end of the movie that he was the weakest member of the crew (played by Kevin Spacey) the whole time.
Brad Pitt and Edward Norton combine their talents to present the duel personalities of the central figure in David Fincher's movie. There's the guy, who's fed up with life and goes off the grid (Norton) and then there's the guy, who builds a cult and tries to bring down capitalism (Pitt).
This is one of those villains that has been embedded in our minds for generations. As the main villain of Oz, who torments Dorothy and her little dog, too, this may have been the first movie villain you encountered in your life.
It's the movie that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a movie star. As the indestructible T-800 (and with the line \"I'll be back\"), Schwarzenegger and director James Cameron created a villain that to this day (despite numerous awful sequels) we can't get enough of.
Yes, Buffalo Bill is pretty bad in this movie, but it's Hannibal the \"cannibal\" who is the true villain. Played perfectly by Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar for the performance, he would go on to play the role in two sequels. And the character itself has also shown up in a TV series.
There have been many great portrayals of DC Comics villain The Joker, but Heath Ledger's went beyond any of them. Appearing in the middle movie of Christopher Nolan's \"Dark Knight\" trilogy, his performance would not just earn him an Oscar, but elevate the movie to become one of the best comic book blockbusters of all time.
The Terminator franchise that has had its ups and its downs. The first two movies are stone-cold classics, the third passable at best and the rest... well, we'd rather go back in time and erase their very existence.
Let's talk money. The film's budget was $102 million, the highest ever at the time. The movie earned $204.8 million in the United States and Canada alone, and $519.8 million worldwide. It was the highest grossing film of 1991, beating Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The original Terminator grossed only $38 million in the U.S. in its theatrical run, making Terminator 2's 434% increase a record for a sequel. T2 actually outperformed the full gross of the original movie within 2 days of release.
You may have noticed that the cast of this movie is full of large men. Bill Duke and Jesse Ventura were both 6-foot-4, Sonny Landham is 6-foot-3, Schwarzenegger and Weathers are 6-foot-2, and Shane Black and Richard Chaves, though diminutive by comparison, are 5-foot-10. Top all that off with the fact that they were at their physical peaks and pumping iron at the personal gym Schwarzenegger flew in to Mexico from California, and you have some seriously large humans.
And when it comes to the films of Arnold Schwarzenegger there are plenty to choose from. The Austrian-American actor has been appearing in movies since the 1970s, and continues to headline films to this day.
But before The Terminator arrived, Schwarzenegger took on the role of a comic book character for two movies: 1982s Conan the Barbarian and 1984s Conan the Destroyer. The first Conan movie brought Schwarzenegger worldwide recognition and opened the door to a hugely successful career.
From here he would appear in some of his most memorable roles, including John Matrix (Commando), Dutch (Predator) and Ben Richards (The Running Man). He also got to turn his hand to comedy, partnering up with Danny DeVito for the 1988 movie, Twins.
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