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Lean, Mean Fighting Machine: New Prey Concept Art Shows How Radically Different the Feral Predator is From the Original Wolf Predator

The comparison between the first and original Predator from the Predator film franchise and the latest film Prey has been made public, and it makes it quite clear how the two animals differ from one another.

Prey takes place around 300 years before the 1987 release of the first Predator film.

Alien vs Predator
Alien vs Predator

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Predator And Prey

The basic premise of a Predator film is usually the same: an extraterrestrial alien species kidnaps a few people and hunts them for sport.

Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010), The Predator (2018), and the Alien franchise, which includes Alien vs. Predator (2004), Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), and the most recent entry Prey, are among the at least seven films in the Predator franchise (2022).

Predators Movie Poster
Predators Movie Poster

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The Difference Between The Two Predators

The predator’s head had lengthy, pipe-like extensions sticking out of the back that gave it the appearance of an arthropod. This creature’s body is larger than a human, highly resistant to most human weaponry, and/or rapidly repairs any external injury. While they lack the natural agility that hunters should have, they make up for it with cutting-edge technology that makes hunting simpler for them.

They typically wear a metal headpiece that encircles their head and face, like a helmet and metal armor.

It is impossible for a creature with as sophisticated weapons as the one in the first installment of the franchise to have existed in the early 18th century. In order to better reflect the time period of the film, the production team had to make some required alterations to the creature’s design.

Predator And Prey Comparisons
Predator And Prey Comparisons

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“Here’s a comparison of our Wolf Predator from AvP:R to our Feral Predator from PREY. We did this mainly as a size comparison to show the devolved crown of the head.

We knew that the design changes would be noticed, and not without controversy. That’s a testament to the brilliance of Stan Winston’s original design. Here we are 35 years later still making/watching/loving Predator movies. I’m grateful to have worked on the first one, and the most recent one.

Here’s to the amazing range of bio-diversity on our planet and the Predator Home World. I’ve been to both. Used to spend summers on PHW.

Thanks again to the team at ADI for their incredible job realizing this character.” 

Well, it’s clear that many design alterations were done while keeping in mind multiple aspects of the movie, and honestly? It’s really great to see all this effort to make the movie more accurate.

Prey is available for streaming on Hulu.

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SOURCE: Screenrant.

Written by Anvesha Krishna

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