What is the Prey 2 release date? When Prey hit Disney Plus, it became an unmitigated hit. The fifth Predator movie in the franchise was lauded by critics, who went so far as to call it the best Predator sequel we’ve ever gotten.
Not the highest praise when you consider the Predator timeline, but a victory is a victory. The Predator movies have had a tricky history, but this one seemed to figure out the formula. Our own Anthony McGlynn called it “second only to the original” in his Prey review, comparing the sequences to some of the best action movies ever. High praise indeed, especially considering the first is one of the best Arnold Schwarzenegger movies of all time.
The film’s success had people wondering from the get-go if we might get a sequel. Well, if you want to know something, we here at The Digital Fix make it our mission to answer your questions. So we’ve scoured the world wide web to bring you everything we know about Prey 2. Are you ready for the hunt? Let’s go.
Prey 2 release date speculation
Prey 2 hasn’t been officially announced yet, but director Dan Trachtenberg has spoken about ideas for a follow-up. 2025 seems likely if a sequel were to happen.
“I can’t really say anything about that right now, but I’ll say while we were finishing [Prey], we were having really exciting conversations,” Trachtenberg said when asked about a sequel or prequel to Prey [via The Playlist]. “The studio, myself, the writer, and the producers about what crazy things could we do next. And I’ve never stopped, no one stopped thinking about how cool things could be going forward.”
Who’s in the Prey 2 cast?
Nobody’s been announced for Prey 2, but we think Amber Midthunder would return as Naru since audiences loved her in the first movie.
Plus, her story’s not over. Prey ended with Naru being celebrated as a warrior, and she’s the only person who knows how to defeat the Predators. Basically, she’s very important to the battle between humans and aliens. We also know that Midthunder has been vocal about her enthusiasm to return.
“We talk all the time about all kinds of things, and [the Prey sequel] was probably one,” said Midthunder [via Variety]. “I’m ready. I loved that experience, I loved that movie, and I would be happy to see where else we can take it.”
Here’s the expected cast for Prey 2:
- Amber Midthunder as Naru
- Michelle Thrush as Aruka
- Julian Black Antelope as Chief Kehetu
What would Prey 2 be about?
There’s no official Prey 2 plot yet, but the hide paintings in the first movie’s end credits indicate that the Predators return to the Comanche’s hunting grounds, presumably to find whatever killed their mate.
The science-fiction movie‘s credits imply that there’s more to this story than Naru’s (Amber Midthunder) battle with the Predator. We see a hide painting depicting the alien’s ships descending from the clouds, teasing the possibility that the Comanche versus Predator war has only just begun.
With Naru now war chief and knowing how to kill the alien invaders, it’s likely we’ll see her leading a new group of hunters against the Predators. Of course, it’s possible that Prey 2 will go in a completely other direction; we just don’t know right now.
“There are a lot of exciting ideas for what could be next for the franchise,” Trachtenberg told Time Out. “The things that most excite me are the boldest swings, and I think there’s scope to do other things that haven’t been done before.”
Where can I watch Prey 2?
We believe Prey 2 could be a theatrical release, since the first movie was such a big success.
Prey was released on Hulu and Disney Plus, so it would be easy to assume that the sequel will wind up on the streaming service straight off the bat. But since the first movie was so well received (and earned six Emmy nominations as a ‘Television Movie’), Disney might consider heading to cinemas.
That said, Predator has never been a big hitter at the box office. The first did well, then the second was middling. Predators had better returns, but The Predator didn’t capitalize. Not even Alien Vs Predator or the sequel could really make the franchise a high-grosser, so we’ll see what happens.
Will we get a Predator 5?
Prey is Predator 5, but because it’s a prequel, it doesn’t follow the standard numerical pattern.
We’re guessing that those wondering about Predator 5 want to know if we’ll ever get a continuation of the modern day Predator story.
To be honest, we don’t see that happening. The last attempt at doing a modern Predator movie was a disaster. Released in 2018, The Predator got dreadful reviews which criticized the film’s insulting depiction of neuro-diverse people, and it failed to do much business at the box office. The Predator did end on a cliffhanger, but we’re unlikely to see it ever resolved.
If you’re a fan of The Predator franchise, you’ll want to check out our Prey interview with Dan Trachtenberg and star Amber Midthunder, or read our list of the best horror movies. Finally, we’ve also got a guide to all the new movies coming and the best movies of all time.
To see what other monsters are to come, check out our guides to the Stranger Things season 5 release date, the A Quiet Place 3 release date, and the Five Nights at Freddy’s release date. We’ve also got an Aliens review if you like a throwback.