Alien and Predator. Both iconic in their own right and both influential characters within the science fiction genre. Yet, a match-up nobody has managed to get right on film since the two came face-to-face on paper in Dark Horse Comics' original comic series. Both Alien and Predator are seeing fresh new takes on their respective mythologies - first with Alien: Covenant and now with this year's release of Shane Black's The Predator. With Fox investing in both properties once again, the inevitable question is bound to surface sooner or later - will we ever see another Alien vs. Predator movie? Most fans of each franchise will agree - if an AvP 3 or AvP reboot were ever to take place, the only way the film would gain any traction and attention is if it distanced itself completely from the established AvP and AvP: Requiem - as both were by all accounts terrible films. Plot aside however, from a visual standpoint alone, the following fan artwork by Lordigan really paints a perfect picture of what an AvP movie should look like, at least aesthetically.
If an AvP 3 was ever to be considered, how would you structure the plot? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!
Currently, Fox have no plans of developing a third AvP movie, but that's not to say if The Predator is a commercial success, that they won't consider revisiting the idea.
Thanks to Alex Valdez for sharing this art with us!