• We’ve got the breakdown on every “The Predator” update you need to know.

We’ve got the breakdown on every “The Predator” update you need to know. (Photo : YouTube/Hybrid Network)

New updates from Shane Black's "The Predator" have been revealed, and it looks like the sci-fi film is shaping up pretty well. We've got the breakdown on every "The Predator" update you need to know.

"The Predator" release date

The release date for "The Predator" has been moved from Feb. 9, 2018 to Aug. 3, 2018. The Boyd Holbrook-starrer, which is currently filming in Vancouver, will open on a highly competitive opening week. According to Collider, August 2018 is also the chosen release dates for Disney's live-action adaptation of "Aladdin" as well as Tom Cruise's return in "Mission: Impossible 6."

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This change perhaps indicates that 20th Century Fox is more confident in "The Predator" becoming a massive hit, especially since the movie is reportedly aiming for an R-rating.

 Arnold Schwarzenegger was tapped for "The Predator"

Schwarzenegger was approached to play a role in "The Predator," but turned it down. According to Den of Geek, the screenplay draft of "The Predator" had a small role for Schwarzenegger's character, Dutch, near the end of the film. Dutch was the lead character in the original "Predator" movie, and it appears that he was intended to make more of a cameo appearance in "The Predator."

"I'm not going to do that, no", Schwarzenegger said. "Except if there's a chance that they rewrite it, or make it a more significant role. But the way it is now, no, I won't do that."

"The Predator" will use practical effects

Black will not use CGI in creating the Predator, and instead, will use the practical effect that made the first "Predator" movie so iconic. This means that the actor who will be playing the alien antagonist will wear a 7-plus-foot actor while filming.

"The Predator is coming, I know it's coming, we want to see it, it's mysterious, interesting, it's got the same sense of wonderment and newness that Close Encounters had when that came out." That's what we want," Black explained his plans for the film.

 First set photos revealed

Photos from the set of "The Predator" have been revealed, showing actors Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Augusto Aguilera in action. The actors an in full military gear and riding a tank. The scene looks absolutely explosive, drawing more excitement from fans.