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Reviving a Sci-Fi Franchise
The iconic sci-fi franchise, Predator, has struggled to regain its former glory after multiple sequels, crossovers, and reboots. But director Dan Trachtenberg changed the game with his latest film, Prey. This period piece has not only garnered critical acclaim, but it has also received six Primetime Emmy nominations.
Reluctance for Immediate Sequels
Although fans are eagerly awaiting a sequel to Prey, Trachtenberg is not interested in rushing into one just for the sake of it. In an interview with ComicBook, he emphasized the importance of creating something special and unique for any potential sequels, rather than following the same formula as previous films in the franchise.
Trachtenberg stresses the importance of crafting scenes and sequences that can only be found in his film. He aims to create a movie that stands on its own and adds something fresh and distinctive to the Predator franchise. By avoiding recycled concepts and bringing something new to the table, Trachtenberg wants to push the boundaries of the sci-fi genre.
The Need for a Quick Follow-Up
Given the positive reaction to Prey, a swift sequel would be a wise move for Disney. Trachtenberg's unique vision has revitalized the franchise, and fans are hungry for more. Perhaps a theatrical release this time would further solidify the series' resurgence.