Prey: Release Date, Trailer, Plot, and Latest News
Most fans of the Predator franchise would agree that the first picture, which was released in 1987 and starred everyone’s favourite Austrian Arnold Schwarzenegger, is the best of the bunch. While Predator 2 and Predators were enjoyable enough, the two Alien vs. Predator movies amounted to little more than fan service. Fans and critics alike felt the 2018 sequel, The Predator, failed to live up to the original’s standard as a horror-action picture because of its muddled narrative and failed attempts at superhero conventions. It is fair to claim that no sequel has been able to match the first film’s level of tension and pleasure.
The new movie is said to take place a long time before the events of the original one and depict the narrative of the first Predator to ever set foot on Earth. Although director Dan Trachtenberg requested that the project be kept under wraps, details about the picture have been leaking out gradually, so here is all we know about Prey.
In May of 2022, we were given our first look of Prey and its extraordinary universe. The brief 40-second teaser only provides brief glimpses of a young Native American lady running through the woods and then meeting up with a fellow Comanche who instructs her to seek cover. The two people stand in the forest and stare off into the distance until one of them suddenly gets that famous three-dotted reticle on their head. The teaser then suggests an intense showdown between Naru and an unseen Yautja. And with that, I will end this. An extended teaser for the film, containing a peek at the titular Predator, was published in June of 2022.
Prey: Release Date
The first hunt officially begins on August 5, 2022, and will be the first feature film in the franchise’s history to be distributed entirely on streaming. Even though Disney is now the Predator franchise’s new owners, the human skinning and skull extraction are maybe a bit much for the family-friendly Disney+. Therefore, Disney and Fox have decided to put Prey on Hulu, which is aimed at an older demographic.
Prey takes the Predator IP and puts it to a totally new time period, three hundred years in the past in fact, well before the events of the original film. More precisely, the film takes set in pre-colonial America, following a young Comanche hunter called Naru as she searches down a strange menace that is harming her people.
Sadly for Naru, the alien species who poses such a threat is a Yautja, or “Predator,” as it is more often known. This also has been verified by producer John Davis as the first time the legendary species has made planet Earth their own hunting area, nearly three millennia before one such Predator clashed with a motley squad of troops in Central America.
Amber Midthunder, who is well known for her role as Kerry Loudermilk in Legion, stars as the title character, Naru. Joining her in the relatively modest cast are Dane DiLiegro, Stefany Mathias, Stormee Kipp, and Dakota Beavers.
Fans may observe that majority of the ensemble is of Native American heritage, which was most likely a move taken to convey as much realism to the environment as possible and reflect its Comanche people authentically. Producer Jhane Myers, who is a member of the Comanche Nation, is credited in the trailer’s description as the primary reason for the accurately cast parts. Obviously, the film’s portrayal of the real-life culture won’t truly be tested until it is finally released, but so far all the signs are pointing in the right direction and the movie will hopefully introduce beloved characters from a community that deserves far more representation in the world of film. Incidentally, Prey is likely to be the first feature-length film ever to broadcast with Comanche subtitles.