Warning: major spoilers ahead for The Predator. The movie's last scene, as it exists, sees Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) discovering that a Predator who has betrayed his species has given humanity a way to combat the killers in the future. Billed as a "Predator killer", it's a suit of armor, not dissimilar to what Iron Man wears, with a design befitting this particular franchise. McKenna is the man who can use the suit and it's clear the intention was to have him hunting down the aliens in this suit in future installments. The hunters becoming the hunted.
That sequel is almost surely off the table, but if the movie's original ending had happened, maybe we would be having a different conversation. In an earlier draft of the screenplay, penned by Fred Decker and director Shane Black, this scene doesn't exist. Instead, just after Quinn McKenna, his son Rory (Jacob Tremblay) and Casey (Olivia Munn) survive their encounter with the Ultimate Predator, defeating him in a bloody battle, they come across a helicopter that lands near them. And who is it that climbs out of this helicopter? None other than Arnold Schwarzenegger as Dutch who, according to the script has a "face haunted; etched by pain." Dutch instructs them to come with him. Rory then asks, "Uh...me, too?" Dutch replies, smiling, with, "Especially you." Cut to credits.
In spite of all the movie's flaws, this Schwarzenegger cameo may well have managed to give fans something they really wanted to see at the end. And no doubt, the sequel being set up here would have been much more appealing than low-rent Iron Man v Predator.
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