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“We had devised a sequence, which I confessed was my idea, which was essentially, our heroes have to get from point A to point B and they commandeer military convoy. And at that point in the film, we had established a pair of Predator emissaries, basically good guy predators.
What was interesting to Shane and I was to ask a question that nobody gives a sh*t about, which is, what do predators do, except for hunt? Because they’ve invented interstellar spacecraft. So they’re not stupid. They’re not just a bunch of Arkansas rednecks who come to Earth to play the most dangerous game. They actually have a civilization and a culture. And presumably that’s worth exploring since none of the other movies do it.”
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So the studio thought audiences wanted more of the basic plot of people getting hunted down by the villainous Predator, and having Predators who weren’t about that life just seemed like too much to process. If those good guy Predators didn’t get cut, they would have revealed that their own planet was dying and they hoped to find a home on Earth. Meanwhile, the hybrid Predator was sent to destroy mankind instead so the rest of the Predators could simply take over Earth.
Of course, getting rid of those Predator emissaries is a big reason that the third act needed to be changed. The sequence that originally had several Predator emissaries fighting with the human ensemble turned into something much different. First of all, the sequence originally took place during the day, and the mutant creatures the hybrid Predator brought with him were used to attack the military envoy transporting the Predator emissaries. But since that was all being changed, the entire sequence shifted:
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