Hulu has shared a couple of new stills from Prey (via SFFGazette.com), and as you can see, we finally have an up-close look at that amazing new Predator design.
By now, you definitely should have watched the movie, and if so, you'll know this Predator is an absolute beast. Sure, the shiny armour is missing, but taking the alien back to its roots has made the iconic hunter feel more relevant (and frightening) than ever before. After a number of disappointing movies, this was sorely needed.
This take definitely looks less sci-fi and more like an ancient warrior, but that makes sense when this story is set hundreds of years before the events of 1987's Predator. While the hunter still came to Earth aboard a spaceship, the Predator's technology is understandably not quite as advanced at this point in time.
That puts them on more of an equal footing with our planet's inhabitants, and if all-out war is on the horizon (it certainly looks to be the case), then it should make this franchise's future very interesting.
Since being released on Hulu last Friday, there's been an overwhelmingly positive response to Prey. It's the best-reviewed Predator movie according to Rotten Tomatoes, and we have to believe that sequel news is on the way. Ultimately, that will come down to whether the reboot was a hit in terms of viewership, though recent news suggests it was.
In our review, we concluded by saying, "Prey delivers pure Predator pandemonium, and is the Predator franchise at its best. It's also a much-needed fresh start for the series that allows Amber Midthunder to shine in a role that promises to put her on the map."
What do you guys think about the redesigned Predator? Let us know down in the comments section and check out these newly released spoiler stills from Prey below.