Although Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected the opportunity to reprise his role as Dutch from Predator for Shane Black’s upcoming sequel, it seems The Predator will have at least one connection to earlier movies, as Jake Busey has revealed that he is playing the son of Gary Busey’s Predator 2 character, special agent Peter Keyes.
““[Shane Black] called me and he said ‘Hey, you wanna do this movie? We don’t have money for you but it’ll be a fun thing to come play and be your father’s son,’” Busey told The Red Booth. “And so as much as I have followed in my Dad’s footsteps career-wise, this is like really following in his footsteps by playing a character who is the son of the character he played. And I don’t think there would be any other forum where I would do that. I think this is the one thing.”
The Predator is set for release on August 3rd, 2018 in the States and August 10th 2018 in the UK and features a cast that includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Augusto Aguilera (The Fifth Man), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) and Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series).