People seem to really divided on The Predator, but it’s hardly set the box office alight and I thought it was a big disappointment myself. However, it seems that its originally planned ending could have been cool. ‘Bloody Disgusting’ reports that ‘Birth.Movies.Death.’ got their hands on an early draft of Shane Black and Fred Dekker’s script, and it ended with no less then the return of the original Predator Killer. Here’s the original finale….
McKenna, his son, Rory (Jacob Tremblay) and Casey Bracket (Olivia Munn) have all just survived the final attack of the Super Predator when a helicopter lands. Out climbs…Dutch Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger), his “face haunted; etched by pain.” Dutch tells the trio to come with him, and when Rory asks, “Uh…me, too?”, the franchise’s second-most iconic badass smiles and say, “Especially you.”
Oddly enough, an original ending for Predators had a similar scene, which was set to bring Dutch back into the franchise. It seems that Schwarzenegger declined the cameo appearance in The Predator because it was too small. As Black said:
“The studio wanted a fresher movie that featured an evolving cast. They didn’t want to hinge the movie on the re-emergence of Schwarzenegger. It would probably be more of a matter of his showing up briefly and just participating at the very end, at the climax of the movie. Understandably – and believe me, I completely get it – he said, ‘Look, that’s kind of a small part, and I don’t really think I want to do that. I’m off to do Terminator with Jim Cameron’.”
What a shame…..