Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme as the Predator

Jean-Claude Van Damme as The PredatorWhen Jean-Claude Van Damme lined up alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the cast of The Expendables 2, it was the first time that the two action legends had shared a billing, but it wasn’t the first time they’d actually worked together on set.

The Muscles from Brussels was originally cast as the Predator in John McTiernan’s 1987 cult-classic of the same name, only to find himself replaced by Kevin Peter Hall after complaining about the suit being “too clumsy and too hot”.

Well, thanks to a new video from the Stan Winston School featuring behind the scenes footage of Van Damme in the original “cloaked” version of the Predator suit, we can see why it might have been “too clumsy and too hot”. You can also throw “too ridiculous” in there too…

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  • Movieman

    That was a really cool behind the scenes clip! Thanks for showing us this!

    • HolyFranchiseBatman!

      You’re welcome!