Since its first installment, the Predator franchise has been through a rough period, with none of its later installments coming close to living up to the original’s legacy. Released this year, fans were treated to Prey which has been considered the best installment since the franchise’s beginning.
The franchise saw Yautja clash with humans in many locations, including Los Angeles, the Central American rainforest, and on a different planet. Many of these places required the protagonist to display high physicality, this was seen in the Prey too, taking place in the Comanche nation.
Naru faces off against the Predator
The film showed the extra-terrestrial face-off against a Comanche woman, with the discrepancy in technology playing an important role. Unlike the bulky characters from the previous movies, Naru played by Amber Midthunder was nimble and fast while facing off against the Predator.
I just have one thing to say about @AmberMidthunder and her amazing performance in Prey-
— The Dread Pirate Mark Brooks (@MarkBrooksArt) August 7, 2022
Similar to Dutch from the first movie, Naru sets up a complicated trap and used her physicality to trip the Predator into it, showcasing some great action sequences. She also fashioned a throwing ax which she later used.
Amber Midthunder to become the next X-23?
In the movie Logan, we saw Hugh Jackman get a deserving send-off, while also introducing the new wolverine starring Dafne Keen as the young mutant. Since mutants have been confirmed to exist in the MCU thanks to Ms. Marvel, the inclusion of the new wolverine is more feasible now than ever.
Amber Midthunder as X-23/Wolverine II, Andrew Koji as Daken Akihiro. Sibling rivalry in the style of Logan and Sabretooth before them, but getting past it in the end.
Do you see the potential ? pic.twitter.com/WIghSRKakS
— Lucas Rémoussin (Open for Commissions) (@LucasRemoussin) August 9, 2022
— Nicko (@nickolaguador) August 7, 2022
Prey is a fantastic fucking film. I’m on the bandwagon for having Amber Midthunder as the new Wolverine/X-23
— Joshua Songco (@JoshSongco) August 12, 2022
Amber Midthunder’s character bears many similarities to Marvel’s X-23. Naru used blades to fight off, while X-23 literally extends blades from her limbs. Both the characters are equally concentrated with anger and an intense will to survive.
Amber Midthunder as X-23 was something I never thought about but now I cant stop wanting it https://t.co/njdUT9vZdm
— Mega Meat Mars – $5.99 OF & FANSLY NO PPV (@yungm4rs) August 8, 2022
X-23, Elektra, Psylocke, idc who but the Mouse needs to give our girl Amber Midthunder a role ASAP
— Militant Bike Lane Enthusiast (@Povediitz) August 7, 2022
Considering the fact that the actor can represent quick physicality and can lead the movie without spouting dialogues every minute, she’s perfect for the role. Fans have also drawn the similarities and are adamant about seeing Amber Midthunder cast as the next wolverine.
Prey is now streaming on Hulu.